Towns and Villages

A selection of beautiful towns and villages in Brittany, France


Explore a selection of Brittany’s historic towns and stroll through picturesque villages; our local town of Guemene-sur-Scorff is a ‘Petite Cité de Caractère’ (character village).

Brittany is one of the most distinctive regions in France, with its long history of traditions and Breton language.  From its Celtic heritage, to the striking stone monuments from early human settlement, to the site of the magical forest of Arthurian legend, the region exudes an ancient and mysterious aura. Here’s our selection of the best inland towns and villages in Brittany within an hour’s drive of Couetilliec Cottages; please see the Coast and Islands page for our recommended list of coastal towns.

A visit to at least one of the following towns or villages during your stay is a must and can easily be combined with one or more of our suggested things to do.

Guémené-sur-Scorff (10km)

Restaurants. Informative self-guided walk. Small free entry museum.

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Kernascléden (10km)

Good for a rainy day. Bat museum. Historic church with interesting frescoes. Bistro. Horse riding nearby

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Plouay (13km)

Manehouarn park, over 50ha, offers BMX track, MTB routes, playground, fishing lakes, skate park and velodrome.

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St Nicolas des Eaux (23km)

Riverside restaurants. Lock. Park. Sculptures. Canoe and Pedalo hire. Chapels and fountain.

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La Faouet (25km)

Impressive covered marketplace. Outlying Gothic chapels. Art museum. 

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Pont Scorff (26km)

Two fantastic restaurants. Zoo. Art Gallery. Canoe hire. Golf nearby. 

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Pontivy (27km)

Indoor ball park. Indoor pool with slides (both good for a rain day). Restaurants. Chateau. Market. 50m outdoor pool.

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Hennebont (29km)

Large market. Impressive ramparts. National horse stud. Restaurants. Museum. Kerbihan Park.

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Quimperlé (32km)

Restaurants. Abbey. Historic centre. Small covered market. Bridge of flowers. Ancient open-air wash-house. Canoe hire.

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Pont Aven (48km)

Restaurants. Galleries. Historic centre. Art museum. Maze park. Chapel. Canoe hire.

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Josselin (62km)

Chateau. Church. Independent shops. Market. Doll museum. Park. Canoe / boat hire.

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Vannes (64km)

Historic centre. Ramparts. Parks and gardens. Restaurants. Cathedral. Markets.

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Beautiful Holiday Cottages in Brittany

Heated pool, 30 acres of lawns and woodland in a tranquil setting

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