Paimpont Travel Guide

  • The abbey at Paimpont
    The abbey at Paimpont
    by gwened
  • the start of parc miniature
    the start of parc miniature
    by gwened
  • the lake of Aleth for the rides
    the lake of Aleth for the rides
    by gwened

Paimpont Things to Do

  • Les forges de Paimpoint

    These are forges or foundaries that long ago extrait coal and metal from the pits nearby. The area is now Under renovation and it hosts many events even marriages. its a quaint picturesques area of Paimpont just along the D224 direction Beignon.Les Forges de Paimpont. Open from 14h to 18H cost of 6€ per person, you see a foundary site as it was in...

  • Secrets door of Brocéliande, porte des...

    There are shows every 20 minutes or so and 7,50€ adult for admission. It tells you how the work is done in the forest, forges of metals, cutting the trees, just every day life in the forest of merlin.The show is right Inside the tourist office building to the right upon entering it. From April to October and during the school holidays: daily...

  • abbaye de Paimpont

    the abbey was Under renovation,and it is heavily tourist invaded, not really my cup of tea ,living here. Again seen from the outside, the abbey of Paimpont is an impressive building. There is some treasury visits in the summer months, but not for me. Built in the 13C, on the site of a Priory founded in 645 by Lacy, King of Dumnonia. Benedictine...


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Paimpont Restaurants

  • good country chow, French Breton, Plélan...

    You search on travel guides and so on, but the bottom line is coming with gwened to search these jewels of the country side, no fancy webpage, nor publicity by the tourist office, just a simple country restaurant where the common men comes to eat and be please.The food authentic French with a touch of Breton, by family and friendly happy goers...

  • les foundaries had a resto at paimpont

    This was the workers cantine of the foundaries that are found just behind it and another tip here.The architecture is typical of the times,and it is now a very nice look after place for eating lunch and dinner in the area. The area is forested as you are in king Arthur and merlin the magician land of the Brocéliandes.As I was visiting the forges or...

  • Wonderful restaurant in the Forest of...

    We were doing a day tour of the Forest of Broceliande and lunch time approached but no restaurants appeared. We drove through the beautiful countryside but there were no restaurants or they were closed. It was Monday so that's not unusual in the country.We found a promising sign to a creperie in Trehorenteuc but couldn't find the creperie. Finally...


Paimpont Shopping

  • bakery at Plélan le Grand

    well this is the beauty of France no matter where you are you can be sure of a good baker/pastry shop. We were visiting the area in a quick trip and upon coming back we had forgot the staple of the baguette so we stop here for our 3 and indulge in the sweets so wonderfully done by Mister Michel Bellier.Great country friendly service, good prices,...

  • groceries at Paimpont

    very busy place even in a small town needs are better get closer to home.if staying in gîte or the relais hotel, a great place to get your groceries and house needs. right in city center near the abbeylocation at 4 rue général de gaulle . groceries goods touristic town but convenience is always convenience

  • souvenirs of the fairy tales,Paimpont

    souvenirs of the fairy tales of merlin and king Arthur. the store is small but loaded of postcards, table mats, mugs, keychains, house deco, bedroom deco, all kinds of souvenirs of the area. its a must to bring something back from the area. souvenirs, jewerly, and house deco are gorgeous as well as figurines its a tourist town, so for souvenirs...


Paimpont Off The Beaten Path

  • Church St Pierre, Plélan le Grand

    The St. Peter’s church or église St Pierre was built from 1850 in a place of a church from the 13C which survives that of chapel of Sainte-Anne . North side, a tower dating from 1620 plays the role of Bell Tower. It has a wonderful calvary on the side, beautifully done.The Church Saint Pierre is first mentioned in the 12C. three-quarters destroyed,...

  • Church St Malo, St Malo de Beignon

    another old wonderful Church in the dépt 56 of Morbihan, my new area. Going along the Brocéliande area of king Arthur and Merlin fame.the tourist site tells us there was a Church here from the 11C, roman style made from stone of Roussard. The doors were renovated in the 13C and the roof in the 15C.It was Under the bishop of St Malo from 1396, where...

  • Church of St Pierre Beignon

    Going around the quaint historical Brocéliande area of king Arthur and merlin the magician, we stumble upon this Church. it is in the form of a Latin cross from ealry the 16C. You can admire beautiful classified stained-glass windows dating from the 16C depicting the tree of Jesse and the life of St - Pierre and its pits carved frame. The North...


Paimpont Sports & Outdoors

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    Port Miniature, fun boating in St Malo...

    by gwened Written Apr 27, 2014

    This is a leisure park, with running trails, picnic areas, a real resto in Cap Vert on site, children playground, great carps fishing in the lake ,and the most fun rides in miniature boats.

    In a natural and rustic site, you can embark on board electric boats and navigate safely on a 6 ha pond. Quiet and handy, these exact replicas of tugs, such as the Mississippi, Brittany Ferry, trawler... can carry from 2 to 6 people. A wheelhouse worthy a commander going allows budding sailors to be 'marin for real.

    From March 30 to 31 May:
    Saturday, Sunday, and holidays from 14 h to 19 h
    -From 1 to 30 June:
    Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday, and holidays from 14 h to 19 h 30
    From July 1 to September 1:
    Every day (except Monday) and holidays from 13 h to 20 h

    RATES and conditions * 2014:
    A pedal boat rental: €5 1 / 2 h, by pedal boat
    Boat rental: €3 1 / 4 h, by pers - 16 years; €4 1 / 4 h, per pers. + 16 years. Free for less than 3 years.
    1 free entry to pay 3.
    The lifejacket port is required on the boats, as well as the presence of a person over 16 years.

    you can check the site of tourism for the area in contact or the tourist office for the department Morbihan 56 here both in French

    Equipment: your own stamina

    the start of parc miniature the lake of Aleth for the rides resto Cap Vert in the park coming from road D773 to the park map of the area of the parc miniature
    Related to:
    • Kayaking
    • Fishing
    • Sailing and Boating

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