Moulin le Ponto

Holiday gites and fishing lake in Brittany

The local area - lots to see and do for all the family


There is a great choice of white, sandy beaches, all within easy driving distance, where you can enjoy a full range of watersports.

Plus there is Lac de Guerledon with its water sports beaches and restaurants.(waterskiing,jet biking, kayaking, sailing, swimming, fishing and plain old lazing around!)

The nearest recommended sandy beach for children is just 35 minutes away at Port Louis.

Some of the most popular beach areas include Carnac, La Trinite Sur Mer, Larmor Plage, and St Pierre-Quiberon.

Quieter beaches, where you will find nature reserves, big sand dunes and wide open spaces include the long dune belt from Gavres to Penthièvre.

Water Sports

The Brittany coastline is littered with creeks, inlets, bays and estuaries plus of course the lakes and rivers.

Surfing, windsurfing, kite surfing and sand yachting are all very popular along the Quiberon peninsula

Sailing is fantastic in the Golfe de Morbihan, an inland sea with islands dotted everywhere, some with villages, some just nature reserves.

It is possible to hire a small boat, day sailer or motorboat and simply explore. There are also boat trips from Port Louis, Quiberon and Lorient. Ile de Groix, d’Houat, Hoedic and Belle Ile are all worth a visit.

The Nantes Brest CanalCycling

There is great cycling along the Blavet river towpath and there are some 100km of marked cycle paths in the Blavet valley.

From us it is an easy cycle into nearby Pontivy and surrounding area. There is great mountain biking trails in the forest of Camors and the 8000 acre Forest de Quenecan Cycling around the roads here are safe and with little traffic.

Horse Riding

Brittany offers miles and miles of bridleways (usually signposted with orange markers) The nearby stables close to Bieuzy les Eaux are very helpful and great with children.

Places to Visit

Brittany has thousands of chateaux, manors and there is an abundance of interesting medieval towns and villages to visit.

There is a great chateau Rohan in Pontivy to visit locally

Some of the most interesting are Dinan, Josselin, Auray, Vannes, Pont Aven,La Gacilly, Quimper, Rochefort-en-Terre and Malestroit

The local markets are all worth a visit to enjoy the sights and smells of great local products.

Eating out is a pleasure with massive choice from local “ouvriers” to creperies to pizza restaurants to michelin starred restaurants.

The zoo at Pont Scorff is a great day out see www.zoo-pont-scorff.

Nearby medieval village de l’An mil (thousand year old working village)

Poul Fetan working village and farm museum with its fantastic thatched roofs gives you idea of what Brittany looked like before most of the houses coverted to slate roofs.

Carnac with its 3000 approx prehistoric megalithic stones

Camors adventure park

Aquarium and butterfly park in Vannes

The National Horse stud at Hennebont

The prehistoric park at Malansac......

To name but a few

Many places to visit whilst staying at Le Moulin Ponto