We live less than two hours from the North Brittany ports of St Malo and Roscoff, on the road from Loudéac.

Within thirty minutes walk is the eastern end of the Lac du Guerlédan, an artificial lake which drains 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 surrounding forest.

Abbey Bon Repos near our Bed and Breakfast in Brittany

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 course, wines.

GPL top-up needed?

We have two GPL stations in the neighbourhood: one at Pontivy, 15km away and the other at Loudéac, 20km away.

Other stations in Brittany are shown on this useful GPL map.

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