The Côte d'Emeraude is renowned for its stunning
and varied coastline and there are a number of excellent beaches within 15 minutes of La Touche at Saint-Cast le Guildo,
Pléneuf Val André, Erquy and Sables d'Or les Pins.
Choose from wide stretches of beautiful sand
or small coves that allow more private bathing in total security. There are also a number or beaches for naturists!
In summer, there are beach clubs for children and volleyball for the adults at numerous beaches along the coast.
In addition to a varied collection of wildlife, the Bourbansais zoo also has a miniature train, a maze and a children's play area, including bouncy castles.
The Grand Aquarium at St Malo has hundreds of species of fish, including sharks in a 360°
panoramic tank. It also has the Nautibus, which is an underwater submarine ride.
Les Aquatides aqua centre
This state-of-the-art aqua centre has a giant
70 metre waterslide, 700m² of aqua-pools, and a fountain, paddling pool and mini pool for younger swimmers.
Amoripark is a popular indoor and outdoor water amusement park about 1 hour from here.
The Cobac wooded outdoor adventure park has 30 attractions, including quad bikes, go-karts, a monkey bridge, pony rides,
a miniature train, a swimming pool and lots more.
Fort de la Latte
The impressive castle of Fort de la Latte stands in solitary splendour on a small piece of land in the Baye de la Fresnaye.
There is a brilliant go-karting track about 10 minutes from us which is popular with the children and the adults. Minimum age is 7.
About 15 minutes from us is the Indian Forest, a high ropes adverture park in the trees. It is a brilliant
day out for all the family. Minimum age is 3 years, however, the older you are the more runs you can go on.
Sampling French Life
Eating out is one of the main pleasures of a holiday in Brittany. The region is most famed for seafood, particularly Coquille St Jacques (scallops), gallettes, crêpes
and cider, and for the quality of its pork.
The Côtes d’Armor region is the largest European producer
of scallops. Lots of restaurants have a special 'Coquille St Jacques' menu and others specialise in fresh fish and seafood
(mussels, oysters, langoustine, clams, whelks, cockles, crab, etc.) are all readily found in Breton restaurants and in
Even small villages seem to have a traditional crêperie,
serving gallettes and crêpes stuffed with savoury or sweet fillings. A gallette is made with buckwheat flour;
the crêpe is more like an English pancake. These are ideal for a tasty lunch after a morning shopping or on the
The traditional drink of Brittany is cider, either sparkling or still (a bit like scrumpy). You can
buy dry (brut) or sweet (doux) from most shops or from the farms where the apples are grown.
Brittany also produces top quality vegetables and, arguably, the best
pork in France. The quality and variety of the charcuterie is superb.
You can find a farmers'
market within 15 minutes drive every day of the week, including Sundays. They are always vibrant places, selling fresh, good
quality, local produce.
Why not pick up some lunch or a picnic for a day out? If you buy produce that is in season, you
can pick up some real bargains.
Look at the schedule for a list of market in the Côtes d'Armor region.
are a major part of Breton culture. Although the majority take place during the summer months, you can find something interesting
The Fest Noz ('Festival of the Night') is the main type of Breton festival
of traditional music and dancing.