Forest of Brocéliande Y. Boelle

FROM PLOËRMEL TO BROCELIANDE: EXPERIENCE THE LEGENDS AND ADD ENCHANTMENT TO YOUR HOLIDAY!

Spend a weekend or more in the heart of Brocéliande and explores this unique, mythical region.


PLOËRMEL, GATEWAY TO THE ARTHURIAN LEGENDS

Perhaps you are already familiar with the legend …

In the beginning there was the myth, telling of how King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table embarked on a quest to find the Holy Grail in the Forest of Brocéliande.

By centuries old trees, along winding streams, under fantastic twisting branches and around lakes, follow the "Korrigan" virtuous (a fairy or dwarf-like spirit from Breton folklore): it will be delighted to whisper the stories of the Arthurian legends to you.

Whereas the 'Val-without-back' (Valley of No Return) compels fidelity from living souls, the "mirror to the fairies" (Fairy Mirror pond) will open the doors of the magical stories of Brocéliande to you: here we have the "Fountain of youth" (Fountain of Youth), over there we see Merlin's tomb, and further in the distance stands the Chapel of the Holy Grail at Tréhorenteuc.

There are so many richly mysterious places here, so much fire for the imagination! You are walking along a trail, and there stands the Château de Comper at Concoret, rising before your eyes. In former times it played host to mediaeval jousting tournaments and disputes between love rivals. Today, its ancient architecture, transformed over the centuries, stands as a temple to the Arthurian tales and legends.

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Whether you are more Morgan le Fay the romantic, Merlin the magician, or Arthur the valiant, the region of Brocéliande is ready to welcome you for a break of immense variety!"

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  • Chevalier en costume © CRTB

    Armored knight

  • Chateau de Comper © CRTB

    The Comper Castle

PLOËRMEL, FORMER SEAT OF THE DUKES OF BRITTANY.

The past has left its architectural mark on Ploërmel, and the town today has a rich wealth of heritage, art and leisure to offer. Ploërmel sits at the crossroads between the city of Rennes and the town of Vannes and is the ideal destination for the visitor in search of adventure. Whereas the forest has its secrets to reveal, the Lac au Duc (Duke Lake), on the other hand, has something to offer the outdoor sports and recreational enthusiast, with bathing, horseback riding, golf, fishing and other activities all available. And for those who enjoy walking, riding or cycling, there are 53 km of green roads linking Mauron and Questembert. These roads pass through a variety of landscapes along paths and trails reserved for non-vehicular traffic. Pedestrians, roller-bladers, horse riders, cycle tourists and persons with reduced mobility can all use them together in complete safety. Additionally, the Nantes-Brest canal, further to the south, offers towpaths along which you can explore the peace and quiet of the lush, living countryside.

  • l'arbre d'or © Y. Boelle

    The golden tree

  • Eglise de Trehorenteuc © F. Plessis

    The Tréhorenteuc church

  • Randonnée en forêt de Brocéliande © CRTB

    Hiking in forest

So come and discover Brocéliande and enjoy the enriching experience of the area's heritage, whether you do it on foot, on horseback, or on two, three or four wheels. You will find comfortable beds available at the region's hotels, guest houses and rooms, and holiday rental properties, as well as large, open spaces for camping. There are also numerous restaurants where you can satisfy your hunger, and Brocéliande offers a plethora of things for you to do, enabling you to get the very most out of your stay! See you soon!

Cours d'eau en forêt de Brocéliande © M. Schaffner

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