Ar Karregenn is on the outskirts of Plouër-sur-Rance, a delightful village close to the Emerald coast and with easy access to the attractions of Northern Brittany. The village boasts a well-stocked supermarket and smaller shops, as well as a doctors’ surgery, post office and banks. The centre of the village, with its cafés and restaurants, is within walking distance of the property. In the summer months, a market is held on Sunday mornings near the Church. The marina of Plouër is open all year offering sailing lessons and boat hire in the summer and there are great walking and cycling circuits nearby.
Dinard, the “pearl of the Emerald Coast” is just a 15 minutes drive away. Launched as a seaside-resort by the Americans and the British in the late 19th century, it has retained its charm and elegant atmosphere and is home to the only Anglican Church in Brittany. Over 400 of the villas built at that time have been listed and their stories are told on walks organised by the Tourism Office during the summer months. The beautiful sandy beaches are a huge attraction and are one of the reasons why many visitors come back year after year. Don't miss the spectacle of high and low tides at Dinard, check the tidal times here.
Thanks to its amazing location, Saint-Malo is one of the great tourist centres of Brittany and is only 20-minutes drive from Ar Karregenn. The port's austere appearance reflects the strong independent character of the Breton people. The walk around the ramparts takes about 2 hours and allows you to discover the incredible views over Dinard and the surrounding islands. The walled city can be reached in 30 minutes by car. Another option is to take the boat crossing the river Rance from Dinard.
The medieval town of Dinan attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. Located some 75 metres above the river Rance, it has held on to its cobbled streets, its ramparts and its half-timbered houses. The “Rue du Jerzual” links the harbour to the town and, although very steep, should not be missed. Every 2 years, Dinan goes back to medieval times with the “Fête des Remparts” and is taken over by jugglers, minstrels and knights.
Mont-St-Michel, the “wonder of the Western World” and a World Heritage site, leaves an indelible memory to every visitor. The abbey’s origin goes back to the 7th century. On the way up to the abbey, are shops and restaurants, including the “Mère Poulard” famous for its omelettes. The bay around the Mont is spectacular and like the whole area, has the highest tides in Europe; it is known to rise “as fast as a galloping horse'.
The coastal resort of Cancale, famous for its oysters and quality restaurants is abour a 20-minute drive away from Ar Karregenn. A comprehensive suggestion book for places to see, restaurants, bistros & cafés to visit and literature for many of the local attractions are provided at the property.