Brittany is a place of natural beauty.. with its coastline (a third of all France's coast is in Brittany) which is all around an hour, maximum 90 minutes, from Boduic House.
Its pretty villages and towns, its lakes, canals, and varied countryside are all easily accessible via an excellent road system.. and best of all, NO TOLL ROADS!!
Central Brittany benefits from spacious countryside, the largest man made lake in Brittany, the canals, forests .. all ideal for outdoor living. The Guerledan lake is 4 km², 10km long. There is always something going on here.. Not a tourist destination particularly, so largely unspoilt. Events happen throughout the year, so winter and summer is still good for a holiday, although the weather is more variable in winter. During winter some of the restaurants open shorter hours, but there are plenty of places open, so eating out is a pleasure at any time.
Summer time there tend to be more outdoor events, with Brittany having the most music festivals than the rest of France. Often the events are free!
Brittany has strong Celtic roots, which is seen in its culture, history and its music. Some of the events held here are
The Interceltic festival, Vieilles Charrues festival, the Son et Lumieres spectacle, as well as many festivals which are often celebrating food!
Locally there are many paths for cycling and walking. Fishing and water sports are available nearby. With its many cafes and restaurants, it is ideal for dining out, or take a picnic and relax by the lake. Dogs are allowed on the grassy areas by the lke, nd on the many paths. So relax with a book after a nice walk! The Nantes Brest canal extends from the lake, and covers 365 km. Cycling and walking is easy going, with its well maintained paths.
The local village, Cleguerec, has still retained its shops. Good local support, a nice community here.. so it has 2 bakers, butchers, florists, vets, doctors, estate agents, 2 hair dressers, a creperie, 3 bar/restaurants, dentists, garages, agricultural stores, and a supermarket. This is unusual in France, in that the small supermarket opens for lunch. The supermarket opens sunday mornings, all year round. It even has its own Statue of Liberty!
Pontivy is our nearet market town, with its chateau, canal, historic buildings and a wide range of shops. Ideal for restaurants and bars.. lunch times are most popular, as the menu du jour is available then.. this is often a 3 course meal, often including wine, for around 11 euros.
There are plenty of places to explore, or just chill out in the peace of the countryside!