AKA - Things You Can Do On A Wheelchair Holiday In Brittany.
There is a lot to do and see locally that is accessible for not only our wheelchair users but also for any disabled traveller visiting the area. We have something for everyone from 0 years to 100 years old. We can offer you activities that make the adrenalin flow such as paragliding and tree climbing both located on the coast, to boat trips along the coast, to people watching and fine dining. Whatever takes your fancy then we can try and organise it, source it or just find out more for you.
Armoripark at Bégard A small water park with animals and rides, for the younger family.
Le Village Gaulois at Pleumeur Bodou This fun day out also benefits people thousands of miles away. Step into the village of the Gauls and Druids and you'll find lots of outdoor activities and games for children. But also, every year, the village donates 60% of its profits to fund schools in Africa, so you can feel good about all that fun as you help fund a worthwhile cause.
A fun amusement park for children, le Village Gaulois celebrates the traditions of the ancient Gauls and the Druids with lots of outdoor games made of wood and activities for children. With woodlands, and a lake where you can take boat trips, traditional Gallic buildings, and all funds going to an African village, you can enjoy your day out knowing that it is also helping someone else!
Planetarium at Pleumeur Bodou One of the largest planetariums in Europe, the Planétarium de Bretagne takes you on a voyage into the mysteries of the stars. Watch the universe pass before your eyes in high definition as you look up at the domed screen. There are special shows for kids and some have English commentaries on certain days.
Discover the mystery of the universe with fascinating shows in a 360° air conditioned theatre. Each show lasts around 50 mins, on the theme of planets and satellites taking you on a virtual voyage through the solar system! Films are shown in English every Wed and Fri at 13.00 in July and Aug (you'll need to arrive at least 15 minutes in advance).
Le Radôme. at Pleumeur Bodou (Cité des Télécoms)
This exciting telecommunications centre is both great fun and educational. Children will learn about the history of telecommunications from pioneers like Morse and Bell to the satellite communications of today. There's brilliant interactive exhibits and games, and a sound and light show inside the giant sphere, the Radôme, which received the first transatlantic television broadcast.
Centre de découverte du son at Cavan
A sound park Unusual musical instruments made from natural materials, located within the forest, waiting to be found.
The Center of discovery of the Sound, located near Lannion, offers a "Musical Path", a "Soniferous Garden", and even "listening cabins". Young and old are invited to play with sounds for a stroll on a wonderful "musical trail". Allow two hours to do it without hurrying. Continue your adventure through the amazing "soniferous garden" in the shape of a giant ear and let yourself be surprised by a wide range of sounds cultivated at the end of each alley! And to conclude this journey, let yourself be carried away by the melodies of the landscapes of Trégor, the time of a siesta in the "listening huts". #HolidaysWithCare
Parcours Aventure at Pleumeur Bodou Tree Climbing park in either the little forest, or the big forest. How high can you go?
Océanopolis at Brest With 68 aquariums filled with 10,000 marine animals from 1,000 species across the world, kids will be entranced by the underwater world of Océanopolis. Sharks, seals, penguins, thousands of fish from the tropical, temperate and polar oceans and even some deep-sea animals - all live here in Brest in this spectacular sealife park.
Village de Poul Fetan Here you can visit a traditional Breton village and discover life as it was in the 19th century. A short film, pottery workshop, bakery and auberge are amongst the attractions and various demonstrations can be seen (end Apr to end Sept) such as milking, butter making and spinning wool.
Zooparc at Tregomeur A zoo is a sure-fire hit with kids and the Zoo de Trégomeur is one of the best zoos in Brittany and does a lot of conservation work. With 50 different species, mainly from Asia and Madagascar, you can see big cats, camels, flamingos, gibbons and red pandas, to name just a few. There's also an authentic Vietnamese farmhouse, which was shipped all the way here! #SupportedHolidays
Ferme Enchantée near Lannion Your chance to help with the animals on a farm, or have a donkey ride.
Denise and Christian welcome you to their petting farm created in 1987.
The enchanted farm offers children and adults the opportunity to get close to many animals. Feeding babies, brushing donkeys, stroking rabbits ... so many activities to amaze children and make parents and grandparents smile.
Denise, the owner is happy to show you around the farm from donkeys, to alpacas, through to goats and chickens, ether is something for evveryone of all ages>
Tonquédec Castle The remains of a medieval castle, set in the picturesque woods of the Léguer Valley. Events are often held here in full medieval costume.
The Chateau of Kergrist Known as “the pearl of the Tregor Region”, and it is simply down the road from where we live. Three different style facades, from the 15th, 18th and 19th Centuries, look out onto the luxurious gardens.
The Chateau of Rosanboat The castle at Lanvellec was embellished by the King’s Architect during the mid 1700’s. Magnificent interior and impressive gardens, with the longest tree lined walks in France.
La Roche Jagu The Gardens and Chateau at Roche Jagu has something for every garden enthusiast: walled gardens, terraces, a palm grove, a willow grove, a camellia wood, a meadow, and stunning views of the Trieux Valley.
Exotic Gardens of Kestellic The Exotic Gardens of Kestellic, at Plouguiel, near Treguier. Rare trees and shrubs set in three zones- Mediterranean, Temperate, and Humid
River Fishing Most of the Léguer can be fished (Fly Fishing), as can the Guindy, and the Jaudy. The Season begins mid-march and closes at the end of October. The best time for fishing Truite Fario (Brown Trout) is from the beginning of May to mid-July. The best time for fishing Saumon (Salmon) is from mid-June to the end of July. Of course, it can be good fun at any time. For anyone interested in a fishing holiday, or doing some fishing whilst on holiday, we are more than happy to help obtain the necessary licences. The licences available are: ‘La Carte Vacances’ – a holiday licence that allows you 15 consecutive days fishing, valid from June to December. ‘La Carte Journalière’ – a licence for one day, valid any day throughout the year. There is a Fishing Tackle shop in Lannion. The staff are extremely friendly, and full of help and advice.
Canoeing and Kayaking One particular spot that is favoured by the Lannion Canoeing and Kayak Club is the point where the Léguer passes the old, picturesque chateau of Tonquèdec – about 5 minutes car drive away from us.
From this spot it is possible to paddle all the way down the river into the historic market town of Lannion, a distance of 30km. The water is Flat Water all the way, until one reaches Lannion’s unique ‘Stade de Vive’ – this is an artificial White Water Course, working with the tidal currents, passing through the centre of town.
A further 10km paddle along the river from Lannion takes one out to the river estuary, and the sea. However, one can only paddle in this stretch of the river at times when the tide allows.
The Lannion Canoeing Club, have advised us that April/May is the best period for being on the river – which is then at its fullest. Much enjoyment can still be had from June onwards, but the water level is a bit lower.
The River Trieux and the River Jeudy are also within driving distance of us, and they too flow out to sea, and the Pink Granite Coast.
For details about prices for hiring canoes and kayaks, sea kayaking, or organised kayaking tours around the islands. #AccessibleHolidays
St-Malo The walled city of St-Malo is that very rare thing – a Channel port where you could quite happily walk straight from the ferry into town, enjoy a fulfilling weekend break, and then catch the boat back home. Not only does it boast a great array of hotels and restaurants, along with a profusion of history and charm, it even has a wonderful beach as well. Simply step through the ancient gateways piercing its ramparts, and you’re on a huge expanse of golden sand, with shallow sheltered swimming. If the sun goes in, explore the chateau built for St-Malo’s medieval pirate adventurers, the Malouins, whose many exploits included being the first to settle the Falkland islands (thus, Las Malvinas). And when the sun goes down, spend the evening wandering from shop to shop, bar to bar, and browsing luscious menus.
Côte de Granit-Rose While not a single stretch of the Breton coastline is anything less than beautiful, the most dramatic and memorable segment of all has be the Côte de Granit-Rose, slap in the middle of the north coast. The name, meaning “pink granite coast”, might not sound promising, but the reality is stunning. The rocks along the shore are not simply rose-coloured but glittering, and eroded into quite extraordinary shapes. The tiny Île de Bréhat, for example, just north of Paimpol, nestles amid giant pink boulders, while further west, around Ploumanac’h and Trébeurden, coastal footpaths lead through menageries of bizarre natural sculptures. #BretonCoast
Dinan Some twenty miles upstream from St-Malo, the perfectly preserved fortress town of Dinan perches high above the river Rance, at the point where it starts to widen into a broad estuary. Dinan’s sturdy ramparts and towers remain impressive, but this is a town of smaller pleasures; cobbled alleyways and squares, top-heavy half-timbered houses that hold cosy bars and crêperies. Above all, the great joy here is the twisting, chest-thumpingly steep Rue du Petit-Fort, which connects the town proper with the riverfront quayside down below. Walking slowly down in the early evening, dawdling in the various galleries en route; savouring a drink and a meal down by the river, spanned here by a little stone bridge; and then walking even more slowly back up again, and passing beneath the mighty gateway to re-enter Dinan proper; that’s what makes Dinan worth a night or two in any Brittany itinerary.
Quimper Brittany’s oldest city, Quimper, in the southwestern corner of Finistère, began life as the capital of the myth-shrouded kingdom of Cornouaille. Despite the presence of a huge Gothic cathedral, and a souped-up art museum, it still feels like a pretty provincial market town, stretching languidly along the banks of the river Odet, which is criss-crossed by flower-bedecked little footbridges. For most of the year, it’s a pleasant place to stroll, snack and shop – especially for the local glazed, hand-painted faience pottery – but for a week each July it comes alive during the Festival de Cornouaille, a celebration of Breton music and traditions.
Golfe de Morbihan There’s said to be an island for every day of the year in the Golfe de Morbihan, the almost entirely land-locked “little sea” that eats into Brittany’s southern coast. In truth, land and sea are so intermingled that the only rational way to explore is by boat. The walled town of Vannes, at the inland end of the gulf, is worth visiting in its own right, home to lively bars and restaurants as well as a modern aquarium, but it’s also the home port for a wide array of boat trips both around the gulf and out into the open sea beyond. Prime destinations include minuscule Gavrinis, topped by a megalithic step-pyramid that conceals an ancient tomb, and the largest of the islands, the Île aux Moines, which holds a couple of hotels and some fine beaches.
Cairn of Barnenez This enormous ancient series of tombs is set spectacularly overlooking the Bay of Morlaix, on the edge of the modern-day village of Plouezoc'h, 10km north of Morlaix. Built between 4500 and 3900 BC, the cairn measures 75m and comprises two sets of tombs, built in successive eras, but attached to each other. You can walk through the centre of the cairn, where it was once, amazingly, used as a source of stones in the 1950s.
We are close to the beaches and we have a lot of information about what is accessible locally and what is more difficult. There is a lot to see and do locally that is accessible and whether you want a quiet holiday or an action packed holiday we can offer something for everybody! #AccessibleActivityHoliday
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