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

Here are a few suggestions :

West of Mur-de-Bretagne is the Lac de Guerledan, Brittany's largest lake. Not only is this the perfect place for sunning yourself or messing about on the water, but the area also offers extensive trails for walking and cycling. The Quenecan forest and Abbaye de Bon Repos are not to be missed. There are kayaks, sailboats, pedal boats or water skis to hire. Lucky fisherman bring back pike or zander.

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.  

 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.

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.

Kingoland, the biggest amusement park in Morbihan, has 30 or so rides catering for children of all ages.