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There is so much to see and do in Brittany,and Ty da Vykens central location makes most of what the region has to offer easily accessible.

Here are a few suggestions :

Visit the magical Broceliande Forest, the home of the legend of King Arthur. Start at the Chateau De Comper near Concoret where you will find the Centre de L'imaginaire Arthurien which houses scenes from Arthurian legends. In summer they have associated events. themed walks and exhibitions. There is a lake next to the castle where, it is said, that the fairy Viviane lives under the water in a crystal palace built by Merlin the Magician. Those visitors with a pure heart might just find the Fountain of Eternal Youth which is hidden close by. You can get an Arthurian trail map from the tourist offices. 

Lac au Duc (Duke's Lake) is the largest lake in Brittany and is 20 minutes from Rohan. There is a myriad of things to do here. It is possible to catch pike, perch and black bass in the lake and is one of the best places in France for long pole fishing. Perhaps you will find the mythical marsh monster. A common carp was caught here weighing 21KG!

The hydrangea walk is 3km long consisting of 5300 hydrangea bushes where the extravagant colours change with the seasons from spring to autumn.

Walkers can take the challenge of the 15 km path round the lake or take the V3 greenway, higher above the lake where cyclists and roller skaters take the surfaced cycle track. You can hire usual bicycles or motor bicycles here. Or why not just relax and have a picnic, play golf or go for a run. Le Roi Artur hotel has a very good restaurant.

There is a sailing club that offers lessons to beginners and improvers along with kayaks, catamarans, dinghies, windsurfers, water-skiers and wakeboarders all enjoying this watery playground.

 The market town of Pontivy, once the seat of the powerful Rohan family is 15km away. Visit the 15th century castle and take a walk through the medieval streets until you reach the ' new town' built by Napoleon as a major commercial and military centre. Here you will find the lively weekly market.

Josselin, with its stunning castle, doll museum, lively town square and Saturday street market, is often considered a "must see " for visitors to Brittany.Only 15km from Ty da Vyken.

 

Lac de Guerledan. If you like messing about on the water, there is plenty to do here. From boat trips to pedallo and kayak hire or water skiing for the more adventurous. Alternatively there are extensive trails for walking and cycling,or maybe take a look at the contemporary art exhibitions at the Abbeye de Bon-Repos.30 km from Ty da Vyken.

The Gulf of Morbihan has been described as one of the most beautiful bays in the world. There are boat trips round the bay, megalithic sites to be discovered and the impressive walled town of Vannes with its narrow cobbled streets. Cafes along the marina and aquarium and butterfly garden remains a popular destination. Only 40 minutes drive from Ty da Vyken.

Kingoland, the biggest amusement park in Morbihan, has 30 or so rides catering for children of all ages, and is only a 25 minute drive away from Ty da Vyken.