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The Location

Ty Puits Noir is situated on the outskirts of Kernascléden in the Morbihan department of Brittany.

This area is famous for its mild climate and beautiful beaches, but there is so much more in the immediate area for our guests to discover.

In the village, the 15th century church has magnificent frescos, there is also a Creperie, The Bat Museum (!) and Les Trois Allures, the largest equestrian centre in Brittany.

Heading out of Kernascléden there are picturesque walks beside the River Scorff - also popular with anglers. Footpaths and cycle trails wind through woodland, where you can discover a chapel and a chateau in the Scorff valley. Whilst taking in the scenery around Pont Calleck why not enjoy a meal or a drink at the auberge.

Local shops, include a mini market in Kernascléden, a bakery in nearby Lignol and a supermarket at Gueméné sur Scorff.

It’s not necessary to travel very far to find lots of things to do and places to see, either inland or on the south coast.

Le Faouët with its 16th century covered market and wide selection of restaurants and bars is just 10 minutes drive.

Every Thursday Hennebont, 20 minutes away, has the largest outdoor market in the region, selling local produce, clothing, arts and crafts. The town has a national stud (Haras), tours and displays with Breton horses can be seen.

Pontivy is about the same distance inland, there is an open market on Mondays, the 15th century chateau, a medieval quarter with cafes and craft shops, and the Napoleonville area beside the River Blavet.

The Gulf of Morbihan boasts long stretches of pale sand much favoured by wind surfers. There is plenty of safe swimming, clean beaches and clear waters.

The modern city of Lorient has many attractions, including a sailing museum, submariner museum and U-boat bunkers with an original WW2 submarine. The Inter-Celtic Festival takes place in the old port during the first week of August.

The historic cathedral city of Vannes with its half timber houses; the fortified walled fishing port of Concarneau; Pont Aven linked to Gauguin and still popular with modern day artists; can all be reached within an hours drive.

L’Abbaye de Bon Repos, is a 12th century Cistercian abbey, beside the Nantes to Brest Canal cycle path; there are regular art exhibitions, a Sunday morning market and a spectacular son et lumière display every August.

Lac de Guerlédan, Brittany’s largest lake, has its own beaches, picnic spots, cafes and restaurants. Boat trips and a variety of water sports are available.

 

The terrain is ideal for walkers, GR37 and GR341 meander around the area, the bird life is wonderful.

 

We keep lots of literature in the gîte with details of places to visit and local events.

You can see the location on the google map below.

Pont Calleck lac Bretagne
Brittany gite for art and history lovers
River Scorff, Bretagne
Harass at Hennebont
Guidel Plages
Pontivy on the River Blavet
Hennebont Market
Carnac standing stone
Quimper
Lac de Guerledan
Festival at Concarneau
Ty Puits Noir