For your brittany holiday - gites or bed & breakfast accommodation on the southern coast of the Finistere.
2Km from the pretty beaches and the port of Le Pouldu and only 1Km to the River Laita and the rambling routes of the Grande Randonnee GR34 which follow this magnificent river and the coastal paths.
aerial photos Alexandre Braun
The wooded inlet of the Laita will provide you with unforgettable moments. The tides rise and fall, covering and uncovering the little islands along the river bed where the sea birds flirt with those from the woodlands.
-whilst walking or canoeing, the rhythm of the Laita and its birds, the historical site of the ancient abbey and the forest of Saint Maurice which covers 120 hectares and borders the magnificent forest of Carnoet.
-the artist"s path of Le Pouldu where you can follow the steps of the famous painters, such as Gauguin, and along the route discover copies of some of their works of art. Look up and you will see the view and realise you are very close to the spot where the artist sat and painted the very picture. Wonderful.
For those of you looking for a sporty brittany holiday you will find
Bikes, canoes, kayaks (sea and river), surf boards and windsurfers for hire, walking & cycling routes, sea and shore fishing and horse riding.
The farm of Cotonard, just down the road from Gwennroz, offers horse riding and pony & trap rides. A wonderful way to discover the pleasures of the sea, the countryside and the forest.
Le Val Queven and Ploemeur Ocean are just over 20 minutes drive from your brittany holiday gite & bed & breakfast and are just two of the many Blue Green golf courses in this part of Southern Brittany. See our Golf Page for more details of the courses and the golf breaks we offer at Gwennroz.
You can also visit the traditional villages and towns in the region, such as Pont Aven with its little shops, art galleries and restaurants, Concarneau with it's walled town, Quimper with it's Musse des beaux arts, Quimperlé with it's cobbled streets. Enjoy the beaches and water sports in the area; discover also the culture of this extraordinary region such as the famous Inter Celtique Festival at Lorient in August. There are lots of other distractions such as the markets, local Breton festivals and pardons, Maison musee du Pouldu where Gauguin and his friends lived, the Manoir de Kernault, the spectacular Cité de la Voile dedicated to the famous French sailor, Eric Tabarly, the animal park of Quinquis, and much more ..
Nearest towns - Le Pouldu, Clohars-Carnoet, Doelan, Moelan sur mer, Riec sur Belon, Pont Aven, Quimperlé, Concarneau, Quimper, Guidel, Lorient ....
Whether you have chosen a self catering gite holiday or bed & breakfast accommodation for your brittany holiday, you will be spoilt for choice with the creperies and restaurants in the countryside, at the ports and in the towns. For example,
In the forest on the edge of the River Laita, La Creperie St Maurice, where you will find a generous choice of traditional crepes, teas, beers and ciders. A good spot to aim for when you are walking or canoeing along the inlet.
Just across the road from Gwennroz, at the Relais des Peintres. You'll receive a warm welcome from Yannick and Laetitia. Lunchtime menus, salads, omelettes, pizzas, moules frites in the summer and even a 'gourmet' menu some evenings.
The Hotel-Restaurant of Le Pouldu is a truly traditional seaside restaurant and its reputation is merited. Seafood platters, oysters, mussels, crabs and menus. You can eat on the terrace in summer and watch the activities on the river and sea as you do so.
Le Bistro de la Tour in Quimperle, decorated in 1930s style, where you will discover the original choices on the menu and taste the wines selected from a cellar that is recognised as one of the best in the region.
The Suroit at the little port of Doelan, just 5 minutes drive from Gwennroz, where the fish and seafood is delivered daily. On sunny days, enjoy Moules frites or oysters on the terrace, or a plate of their home smoked fish, grilled tuna, a fresh crab, or a salad. For those of you who prefer, steak, turkey and roast ham are also on the menu.
"Great room, great location, great breakfasts + great hosts!"
Peter & Joy