A short drive away (5 miles) is the beautiful town of Redon, which has been awarded the accolade of ‘Ville Fleurie’ (Flower Town) due to the abundance of flower troughs and baskets that adorn the town during the summer months. On the outskirts of the town you will find two hypermarkets and a retail shopping centre and every Monday there is a market with stalls galore selling local produce as well as household goods, clothes etc.
The near by village of Avessac, which is approximately 1 mile away, provides a convenient pickup for any items you may need during your stay. There is a pharmacy, two bakeries, a small supermarket, a tabac, a post office, a bar and a creperie. In the centre of the village there is a historic church dating back to the 11th century and just outside the village you will find a well preserved lime kiln (four a chaux) dating from the 18th century in the grounds of the local chateau.
The nearest beaches are located at Penestin where there is a vast expanse of sand and safebathing with fascinating rock pools to explore at low tide. Just 30 kilometers away, the elegant resort of La Baule has a Mediterranean feel and boasts a magnificent promenade and long, beautiful sandy beach.
For the history lovers out there, take a step back in time and explore the nearby walled cities of Vannes and Guerande, or visit the chateaux and historic buildings of Josselin, Quimper, or Chateaubriant. If you want to go further back in time, spend a few hours at the Parc de Prehistoire at Malansac or marvel at the megaliths of Carnac.
If you take an interest in the Second World War you will surely enjoy the Breton Museum of Resistance at St. Marcel and if the children have had enough of history why not visit the Oceanium at Le Croisic or the Zoo at Branfere. There is something for everyone at the excellent Motor Museum at Loheac.
Time to Unwind!
Gites la salle
Redon itself is an interesting and delightful historic town, which, due to its strategic position on the Vilaine River, has been an important port since ancient times. In the middle of the 19th century, the opening of the Nantes-Brest Canal gave Redon a new architectural style and made it the key to the navigable waterways of the west. These days, the delightful canal pathways and waterways provide endless exploration for pleasure boats and cyclists alike.
For those visitors feeling a little more adventurous, why not hop on the TGV, which stops at Redon station and head for Paris, which is less than 3 hours by train.
For golf lovers amongst you, look no further than the Golf Course at Chateau La Bretesche, Missillac. This is an 18 hole championship course which offers golfers a real treat, set in 480 acres of beautiful countryside and is overlooked by a stunning chateau on the edge of a lake.