We live less than two hours from the
North Brittany ports of St Malo
and Roscoff, on the road
Within thirty minutes walk is the
eastern end of the Lac du
Guerlédan, an artificial lake which empties
into the river Blavet. On a
bicycle, or with good boots, or in a car, more of the lake becomes
accessible with its fishing, canoeing, water skiing, sandy beaches, and
Easily reached is the Abbaye de Bon Repos, the ruin of an
ancient monastery, and near this, access to Nantes
- Brest canal with its towpath.
Seaside beaches are available less
than one hour to the North near St Brieuc,
which has large shopping areas, and ninety minutes to the South near Vannes, which sports many second hand
and antique shops (known as 'brocantes').
These are only approximate timings
based on my own driving habits..........
If you like to eat Breton crêpes and galettes, there are two crêperies in town, another
at Bon Repos, and any number
around the lake. The area also boasts many convivial brasseries and
bars where you can sample the many excellent ciders, lagers, and, of