Local Attractions

 

Local Attractions to La Renardais

Just 40 minutes from La Renardais you will find one of the Wonders of the Modern World - LE MONT SAINT-MICHEL - a veritable font of religious, historical, and architectural interest. An absolute must to visit during the day for it's spectular views, and also at night time in the summer when they have their wonderful "son et lumière" concerts.

Among the local attractions is the medieval riverside town of Dinan, once home of the Duchess Anne "Queen of Brittany" and her champion Prince Duguesclin who fought and defeated the Duke of Canterbury here in the 14th century, is steeped in history, as is the famous pirate city of Saint-Malo known as the "Cité des Corsaires".

Even today there are many artists, writers, sculptors and other craftsmen still at work where you can go and see them LIVE in their own studios - the "rue Jerzual" which leads from the port of Dinan to the medieval town centre is well known in this respect.

And there is so much more... with music being equally important. There are many concerts where you can sample Breton, Celtic, and also classical music. As a footnote, Chopin's last pupil, Count Kowalski lived, wrote, and played his music in his Chateau at Plouër, le Chêne Vert.

And if that is not enough you can enjoy many other local attractions including:

  • Cancale and its world famous "plateau des fruits de mer"
  • The chic Victorian seaside resort of Dinard
  • The Côte d"Emeraude and its golden sandy beaches
  • Cap Fréhel and Fort la Latte - filmset for the classic film "The Vikings"
  • Rennes the capital of Brittany - history, art, and beautiful gardens
  • Château de Combourg - home of classic writer Châteaubriand
  • Cobac Parc - enchanting outdoor family amusement park
  • Château la Bourbansais - château-museum, park, zoo, and falconry
  • Sailing and water sports, horseriding and go-karting, and many more activities
  • Museums and art galleries
  • Golf at many of the fine courses nearby

Last but not least a host of restaurants - including the renowned Breton "Crêperies" - to suit all tastes (from gourmets to gourmands) and budgets.