Places to Visit

Local Restaurants… Pléneuf Val André was once a Viking stronghold and they launched their longboats from the nearby harbor at Dahouët, to pillage along the French coast. Nowadays, the locals are much friendlier and justifiably proud of their local cuisine. Beaches in Brittany… Everything about Brittany is distinctive, from its geography and its granite looks […]

Local Restaurants

Pléneuf Val André was once a Viking stronghold and they launched their longboats from the nearby harbor at Dahouët, to pillage along the French coast. Nowadays, the locals are much friendlier and justifiably proud of their local cuisine.

Beaches in Brittany…

Everything about Brittany is distinctive, from its geography and its granite looks to its traditions and its language. So don’t forget to explore further afield. Britanny has some 1,700 miles of magnificent rugged coastline and stunning beaches, charming small towns and villages as well as modern, vibrant cities such as it’s capital Rennes.

Other Places to Visit:

Helicopter Flight over Pléneuf Val André

Mont Saint-Michel:
Less than two hours away, this tidal island and commune is world famous. Arrive early to avoid the crowds on the narrow streets.

Cap Frehel:
Just a few miles north of Pléneuf Val André is Cap Fréhel, a peninsula which extends off the Côte d’Émeraude into the Golfe de Saint-Malo. No towns or villages are situated on the peninsula however two lighthouses, one from the 17th century and the other one from 1950, are located at the tip of it. The Cap is located 8.5 km from the town centre of Fréhel. It’s ideal for a day trip and a picnic. Also visit the nearby castle, Fort la Latte but mind your step on the ramparts and don’t come a cropper like me!

Cobac-Parc:
Aquapark with a rollercoaster near Dol de Bretagne and the world famous Mont St. Michel

Saint Malo Aquarium:
This is worth a visit if you are in the area, but the town itself is much more interesting.

Aquarium La Rochelle:
A bit far away, but well worth a visit.

Zoo De La Palmyre:
Not far from La Rochell, so perhaps you could try both.

The Island of Aix:
South of La Rochelle, the island of ile-d’Aix and the Fort Boyard make for a fantastic day out for the family.

Josselin Castle:
Josselin is 80 km west of Rennes. It is a beautiful medieval town set on the river Oust, boasting a delightful chateau coupled with an excellent town square. Check out the castle and the incredible Doll’s House museum at the castle.

Oceanopolis in Brest

Puy du Fou Theme Park:
Southwest of Nantes and visited by more than 1.2 million people every year. Features falconry, jousting, medieval town, Norman fort, Son eEt Lumiere show.

Futuroscope:
Located at Poitiers and with two million visitors every year, featuring 3D cinemas and virtual reality simulators.