...my other half
If it's a weekend for just the two of you that you're after, there is plenty to choose from – let the romance begin!
A night perched high in a tree
Me Tarzan, you Jane! Not a liana in sight, just a helmet and a harness to get you up to your comfy perch for the night. More than 10 metres up in a century-old tree, how you'll enjoy being woken by the sounds of the forest ! – something normally reserved for the birds and the squirrels. Take time to observe nature from this unusual viewpoint and re-enact some of your childhood dreams as well.
To find out more: www.lesormes.com
Paddling into the sunset in the Gulf of Morbihan
A one- or two-seater sea kayak is the ideal way to explore Brittany’s coastline. Silently you glide beneath the cliffs, discovering enchanting, hidden creeks, observing all the local fauna, with a glorious view across to the islands in the Gulf. Take time to stop somewhere for a drink in the setting sun – what pleasure!
To find out more: www.nautismebretagne.fr/en/balade_nautique/KAYAK-MORBIHAN-BALADE
Take a “vegetal” time out
Just relax and allow those expert hands to spread the famous Yves Rocher unguents where they can expunge your daily cares. Local plant extracts are used to tone up your senses in this 100% eco-palace, combining hotel, organic restaurant and spa. An ideal spot, in a protected, natural, environment, to spend time with that special person and revitalise your spirits.
To find out more: www.lagreedeslandes.com
Stroll around the Bois d’Amour near Pont-Aven
A splash of luscious green that inspired Paul Gauguin and many other artists, the Bois d'Amour is a romantic, natural setting in which to discover Pont-Aven. A real adventure, criss-crossing the river on the little bridges that take you deep into the undergrowth overlooking the ‘Cité des peintres’. Just the thing to get you in the mood for visiting the art galleries and boutiques that are everywhere in this charming spot.
To find out more: www.pontaven.com/ville/web/jardins/bois-amour.html
Explore the Bay of Mont Saint Michel by horse-drawn carriage
When the state of the tide allows, marvel at one of the most beautiful bays in the world, at the pace of a magnificent Breton draught-horse. Various stops allow you discover mussel rearing on oak spikes (bouchots) and the secrets of fishing using nets stretched across the tide, and all this against the backdrop of the Mont on one side, and the salt-marsh sheep on the other.
To find out more: www.decouvrirlabaie.com
A walk down Lovers’ Lane (the 'Sentier des Amoureux')
In the heart of the Monts d'Arrée, Huelgoat is a vast jumble of rocks beside a huge lake. A walk in the nearby forest brings you to various halts which evoke the names of Brittany’s legends. After the 'Sentier des Amoureux' (Lovers’ Lane) don’t leave your loved one behind, because you are in the land of the Breton leprechaun (korrigan): the 'Grotte du Diable' (Devil’s Cave), 'Roche Tremblante' (Trembling Rock) and 'Mare aux Fees' (Fairies’ Pool)
To find out more: https://www.huelgoat-carhaix-tourisme.com/fr
Marrying the sacred to modern art
So you thought modern art was confined to art galleries? Well, now you'll find it in the many chapels in the heart of Brittany. From an unlikely match between contemporary creativity and religious heritage, you’ll discover a remarkable journey through the Blavet valley. Whether you feel moved, surprised or enchanted, one thing's for sure – you won't be indifferent to such a bold encounter!
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Lovers’ tryst in fairyland
The megalithic site of the 'Roche aux Fees' (Fairies’ Rock) is one of the most beautiful in Brittany. It is also home to the many Breton legends that thrive even today. One of these is a way to discover whether a couple will have a happy ending or not. It involves each partner counting the number of stones in the covered walkway. If both get to the same number, their happiness is assured.