Nature and heritage walks

Day 1 / Saturday

Marion and Yohann tell us about their trip in a van for an unusual trip to the heart of Brittany.

Departure from Vannes (southern Brittany) towards central Brittany with Marcel our van. After 50 minutes of driving, we cross the pretty town of Pontivy.

We decided to place Marcel in front of the outdoor swimming pool sheltered from the trees. Marcel dropped off, head to the city center on foot.
Small detour through theTourist Office, on a barge, to get the information that interested us.
On the program for the morning, visit to the city in its two districts with our little booklets and our map!

After a morning of walking, return to the van to enjoy our meal by the canal from Nantes to Brest.

Lunch finished, we take Marcel back, direction the different chapels that the office has indicated to us to discover these wonders of heritage. Direction, the Notre-Dame de Quelven chapel and its opening virgin. This one was open, with its boat hull inside, it's a really impressive chapel!
We took the road towards Lake Guerlédan, stopping at the Notre-Dame de Carmès chapel. Just as pretty as the first one, unfortunately we couldn't get into this one... 

Arriving in Saint-Aignan, we put Marcel at the natural camping area (only €2 per night). We were able to find something to fill the water reserves there and refresh ourselves with a good shower!
We then visited the small village of Saint-Aignan and passed a scientific museum with an intriguing name “ Electric library of Lake Guerlédan ", maybe we'll stop there tomorrow? Return to the van to spend the night.

Day 2 / Sunday

Waking up early to the sound of birdsong, we had breakfast on the picnic tables in the area.
We left the air at around 10 a.m., heading towards the Guerlédan Lake. We decided to start by going around the lake in a van, in order to admire the different landscapes.
At times, we felt like we were in Canada! 

Yohann Hamonic

We decided to stop Marcel at the level of Sordan Cove, facing the lake.
At the beginning of the afternoon, inflate the paddles and launch into the water to cool off and discover the landscapes seen from below. (And yes, it might not seem like it, but the lake is between two valleys: it goes up and down all the time!)

Before hitting the road again, we made one last stop at the Guerlédan dam. It was really impressive, especially since we were lucky enough to see the flood gates open! 

We hit the road again towards the north of Brittany for new adventures!


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