Heritage, water sports, cruises and panoramic views over Lac de Guerlédan, local produce, walking and cycling.
DAY 1 (Saturday)
Why not start by discovering the history of this lake? Here you are on the shores of the largest lake in Brittany! Since 1930, water from the lake has been used to power the Guerlédan hydroelectric dam. At the time, it was one of the largest dams in France, and it enabled many people in Brittany to light a light bulb for the first time. Thanks to the collection of objects, both familiar and unusual, from theElectrothèque du lac de GuerlédanThe history of electricity will hold no secrets for you!
On your way out of the museum, you can enjoy a view of the structure while strolling along the lake path.
The site also offers you many opportunities tooutdoor activities In the afternoon: hiking, swimming, canoeing, pedalos, beach facilities, playground. All you have to do is recharge your batteries.
To round off your first day, try your hand at a night in the trees ! Unusual accommodation in the heart of the Quénacan forest, where you can enjoy the natural surroundings all night long.
DAY 2 (Sunday)
Every Sunday morning from 10am to 1pm, from the end of March to the end of October, sample local produce on the Bon Repos market. Situated between the Nantes-Brest canal and the Quénécan forest, this small market enjoys a rural setting.
Next stop is theBon Repos Abbey. Founded in the 12th century, this former Cistercian abbey is an admirable vestige of the heritage of the Pays des Rohan. Today, the site hosts permanent and temporary exhibitions and offers a wide range of cultural and historical events to give you an unforgettable experience.
Lunchtime approaching? Just a few steps away, you can enjoy traditional Breton crêpes and galettes at the restaurant A shelf of buckwheat.
Not far from here is one of Brittany's oldest and best-preserved wood forges. It bears witness to the prosperous industrial activity of the Quénécan forest for almost three centuries. In the early afternoon, from 1 May, enjoy guided tours of the steel-making village of Forges des Salles.
Time for a snack! To continue this second day, why not get closer to the lake again. A number of picnic tables await you at the cove at Sordan. There's still time for a snack by the lake, and a walk along the footpath.
DAY 3 (Friday before the weekend, or the following Monday)
For this third day, we invite you to explore the north shore of Lac de Guerlédan, by bike and by boat! Starting out from Saint-Aignan, the green route takes you to the Beau Rivage cove by bike, a journey of around 10km. On your way, take the time to stroll along the temporary photographic exhibition proposed by the Electrothèque du lac de Guerlédan, along the Nantes to Brest Canal. Maps and brochures are available from the museum's tourist information point.
The voie verte V6, a former railway line in Central Brittany, is one of 9 cycle routes criss-crossing our region. It allows you to ride as far away from cars as possible during your escapades, with only cyclists, rollerbladers, pedestrians and sometimes horses sharing the road.
Once you're in the Beau Rivage cove, head to the Embarcadère for a bite to eat and to book your cruise on Lake GuerlédanThis is one of the best ways to discover the lake and find out more about the remains of the old slate quarries buried beneath its waters.
On the way back, don't hesitate to point your handlebars towards the Biscuit factory in Guerlédanin Mûr de Bretagne. You'll find biscuits, but also chocolates, teas, Breton beers and terrines of all kinds. All you need is a little snack, and a few souvenirs of your 3 days at Lac de Guerlédan.