Dinard's reputation as the "Cannes of the North" has attracted a wide variety of
stars. Joan Collins is a frequent visitor, and Winston Churchill enjoyed holidaying
on the River Rance. It is claimed locally that Alfred Hitchcock visited Dinard and
based the house used in his most famous movie Psycho on a villa standing over the
Plage de l'Écluse.
The medieval town on the hilltop has many fine old buildings some as early as 13th
A major highlight in the calendar is Dinan's Fête des Remparts. The town is transformed
with decoration and many locals dress up in medieval garb for this two-day festival.
It occurs only every other year.
Oceanopolois - Brest.
Is the French equivalent of ‘Sea World,’ and is a great day out. There are all sorts
of aquariums, sharks, coral, reef fish, mangroves etc.
There are shops, restaurants and a fantastic outdoor activity park for the kids.
Quimper is the ancient capital of La Cornouaille, Brittany’s most traditional region,
and has a distinctive Breton character. Shops and flags celebrating the region's
Celtic heritage can be found throughout the city. It has a fantastic Cathedral with
a buzzing town square surrounded by bars and restaurants.
Lac du Drennec.
Completed in 1982, this artificial reservoir with an area of 110 hectares, fueled
in part by the Elorn and Mougau, supplies water to one part of the North Finistère,
including Brest Metropole Oceane, Landerneau and Landivisiau. Visitor can sail, swim
and walk on the trails around the lake.
The old quarter of the town has winding streets of cobbled stones and overhanging
houses constructed of stone and timber.
Morlaix is well placed for those who enjoy sea sports such as surfing, sand buggying,
kite flying etc. There are coastal paths for walks. Morlaix has France’s tallest
lighthouse, the Phare de L’île Vierge. Inland activities include bowling, golf, horse-riding
and many others.
St Malo is small, but small is often beautiful. The walls of the city are 20 feet
thick and were originally built in the 14th century. You can climb up on top of the
ramparts and walk around them.
The city itself needs to be seen to be believed. There are wonderful old streets,
some are ancient, crammed with shops and restaurants, bars, bistros and boutiques.
The picturesque lakeside town of Huelgoat is situated within the heart of the Parc
d’Armorique in Brittany France. It is surrounded by the “Enchanted Forest” of some
1167 hectares, where cascading waterfalls are fed from the river Argent.
There’s lots to see and do. A visit to the tourist information office is recommended
for further details.
Huelgoat and surrounding places of interest
Huelgoat has plenty to occupy you with
lovely walks around the lake and in the forest, along with numerous restaurants,
bars, shops and creperies.
However, should you wish to venture further afield, Brittany
is renowned for its beautiful scenery. There are over 600km of coastline with fabulous
sandy beaches, rocky coves, dramatic cliffs, pretty harbours and offshore islands
The North and West coasts are easily accessible from Huelgoat for days
or half days out and you will be spoilt for choice. Why not take the opportunity
to step back in time and take a boat trip to the Ile de Brehat?
Inland there are woodlands, lakes, rivers, and charming historic towns and villages
Just west of Huelgoat, about 15 minutes drive away is Lac du Drennec , a lovely inland
lake which has sandy beaches along its shores, a playground for the children and
a lakeside café/bar.
If you fancy shopping in a large town, then Carhaix and Morlaix
are the nearest ones. Quimper, about an hour’s drive south, and is also worth a visit.
South coast is a bit further away, about an hour’s drive. Again, the coastline here
is stunning, with traditional seaside towns, bars, restaurants and boat trips available.
We’ve shown a few places of interest below, all of which are within an hours drive
of Huelgoat. If you find somewhere new to visit, then why not include this in our
guest book along with comments about your stay with us?
Richard & Helen.
Ile de Brehat.
Brehat is actually an archipelago composed of two main islands, separated only at
Many day-trippers come to Brehat every day by the ferry service and visit the main
tourist attractions, the Paon Rosedo lighthouses, the St-Michel chapel, the Guerzido
beach, the Birlot water-mill and the Verrerie of Bréhat.