Webbs of Glomel

Français

Home Accommodation Self Catering Find Us Contact Us Local Area Events Photo Album Comments Club Visits Booking Useful Links

 

There are many activities and sights in central Brittany, far too many to list here. What follows is merely a small sample of what is available.

Lake Korong

Just a short walk away from the house, the lake offers fishing, swimming and boating for non-motorised craft. There is a man-made beach and tennis court.  Several woodland walks can be taken around the shore line. It is a very peaceful and relaxing setting and ideal for picnics.
Canoes are available for hire, including all the gear you need, for €10 per day. Fishing is also permitted.

The pontoon is used for docking boats.
There is a man made beach on the side of the lake, ideal for sunbathing or just relaxing in the tranquillity of the beautiful, peaceful surrounds of the lake.

Cycling and Walking

The Nantes-Brest Canal is very close and it's highest point runs through the village, indeed the lake at Glomel was built to service the canal where it splits into two. The Tow paths are ideal for walks and cycle rides.

There are many other cycle and walking trails, ranging from the gentle to the very challenging, criss-crossing the region.

L'Abbaye de Bon Repos

A 20 minute drive away, near the village of Gouarec, is the Abbaye de Bon Repos. The abbey was founded by Viscount Alain III de Rohan in 1184 and is now being restored to its former glory. Guided tours of the abbey are available.

The abbey is also the site of an excellent Sunday market and features spectacular firework shows and concerts during the summer months. See our Events page for more details.

Lac du Guerlédan

Located in the heart of Brittany, the Country of Guerlédan and Korong synthesizes all that makes the charm and the mystery of this land of legends. It owes its name to the two water levels from which it extends: the Lake Guerlédan (400 ha) and the Lake of Korong (76 ha) connected by the canal from Nantes to Brest.

Forests, woods, gorges, valleys, and moors harmonize its landscape. On these remarkable sites, you will be able to devote yourselves to an array of activities, some restful, some more energetic.

Nantes-Brest Canal

The Nantes-Brest canal is a meandering chain of waterways from Finistère to the Loire, interweaving rivers with stretches of canal built at Napoléon's instigation to bypass the belligerent English fleets off the coast. Finally completed in 1836, it came into its own at the end of the century as a coal, slate and fertilizer route. The building of the dam at Lac Guerlédan in the 1920s chopped the canal in two, leaving a whole section unnavigable by barge. Road transport had already superseded water haulage; now tourism is breathing life back into the canal. Canoeing "adventure" holidays are available, see our Links page for more information.

Rostrenen

About 10 minutes drive away, Rostrenen is a very pleasant market town which offers a larger selection of shops, bars, restaurants and supermarkets and a Tourist centre. Tuesday is market day in Rostrenen.

Huelgoat

Huelgoat is the definitive scenic Breton village. One of its main features is the spectacular gorges that lead away from the lake. A boulder-strewn river flows through ancient oak woodlands. The area also has Menhirs, a Trembling stone, and "Le Champignon" (one of the many bizarre natural rock formations). 

Carhaix

Carhaix, a larger town, is approximately a 15 minute drive away. Here you can find the Hospital, Railway Station, Cinema, Vets, more shopping, restaurants, and supermarkets. Market Day in Carhaix is on Saturday.  It has an indoor Swimming pool with water chutes and indoor/outdoor Tennis courts. Carhaix also has an excellent tourist office which also houses a small local museum.

Golf

There are several Golf courses within less than an hour's drive.  The nearest being 30 minutes away between Carhaix and Huelgoat.

Tennis

There are Tennis courts nearby ready for use by the more energetic amongst you!

Market Days

Market days are always very popular in France and there is one within within an hour's drive every day of the week except Monday.

 

Saturday Morlaix 1 Hour
Saturday Carhaix 15 minutes
Saturday St Brieuc 40 minutes
Sunday Bon Repos 20 minutes
Tuesday Rostrenen 10 minutes
Wednesday Callac 35 minutes
Thursday Huelgoat 20 minutes
Friday Guingamp 25 minutes

Miscellaneous

For those interested in "standing stones" or "menhirs", one can be found on the outskirts of the village. Others, and dolmens (stone tables), can be found throughout the surrounding area.

A pony club/riding school is just five minutes away.

Near Mael-Carhaix, approximately 6.5miles from the village, you can find an aquatic garden.

For the more adventurous amongst you, the West and North coasts are roughly an hour's drive away, as is Rennes, the Ancient capital of Brittany. 

Top