Things to do in the Morbihan

Walking – there are a great many well-marked walking routes in Brittany, including both Grande and Petite Randonnées. There is easy walking along the Nantes-Brest canal as well as more challenging walks along coastal paths, forests and in the more hilly central area.

Cycling – many of the walking routes are also open to cyclists. In addition, the traffic on most roads is light and cycling a pleasure. Bike hire is available at St Nicolas des Eaux and Pontivy.

Water Sports – there are many places for Canoe and Kayak lovers. They can be hired locally at St Nicolas des Eaux, Pontivy and Baud. The Lac de Guerledan, Brittany's largest lake has several locations from which you can hire Canoes, Pedaloes and small sailing dinghies. The whole area surrounding is also great for walking and cycling.

Golf – Our local course is Golf de Rimaison, 15 minutes drive from Kermaux. Full details of this golf course and many more in Morbihan and the rest of Brittany can be obtained from this useful website. www.brittanytourism.com good for organising a golfing holiday!

Fishing – for anglers there are numerous lakes and trout streams nearby. The River Blavet is one of France's finest angling rivers yielding Pike, Carp, Perch, Tench etc. Sea fishing in the Golfe de Morbihan is also excellent. Angling permits are available locally at Plumeliau plus bait and accessories. A permit allows the holder and family to use up to 4 rods.

Go-karting – there is a racectrack locally at Plumeliau, 5 miles away and one at Z.A. La Madeline, west of Auray.

There is an indoor racetrack near Lorient – also an ice-skating rink.

Horse Riding – an ideal place for riding and trekking, there are many equestrian centres in the Morbihan and the equivalent of the National Stud is based at Hennebont.

Equestrian Centres and National Stud Boat Trips – You can take a trip up or down the River Blavet at St Nicolas des Eaux. Or for a grand day out there are trips to the islands such as Belle Ile from Quiberon or to the Ile D'Arz from Vannes. Or you could take a lunch cruise around the Golfe du Morbihan. Another from Locmariaquer will give you a 5 hour round trip stopping at the Ile des Moynes (for lunch I expect), before returning.

Wildlife and Adventure Parks – there is a diversity of parks to choose from.

Branfrere Park is a zoo and botanical garden of some 80 acres between Vannes and La Roche Bernard. The animals wander freely in an 18th century garden setting and it is possible to get close to the animals. Six lakes and an elegant 17th century restored castle adds to the charm.

Parc Aquanature near Priziac, west of Pontivy. 15 kilometres of footpaths, a Deer park, freshwater aquarium, accompanied horse rides and guided tours form part of the experience.

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Extra Swimming Pool in Pontivy

more details online
http://spadium-pontivy.fr

Indoor Pool includes two jacuzzis, a toddler pool, a 14 metre shallow pool, a 25 metre laned pool with aqua bikes. Sun terrace, flume. Sauna and beauty treatments available.

The address is Parc d'Activities de Pont-er-Mohr, 56300 Pontivy.
Telephone 0297 289797. Opening hours are
Mon, Wed Thurs
12pm-8pm, Tuesday and Friday
12pm - 10 pm,
Saturday 2pm - 6pm and Sunday 10am - 6pm.

Cost 5 euros per adult. Men and boys must wear speedo type swimming gear.