Strolling through the centuries
One of the features of this green valley is the Boël mill, set in a ravine between Pont-Réan and the riverbanks at Guichen. This paddle-wheel watermill, built of red schist, was constructed in 1652, making it one of the oldest in these parts. It has a steeply-sloping roof in order to better withstand rises in the water level. It was restored in the 1960s.
Further south, the winding river has formed a picturesque meander at Bourg-des-Comptes. This peaceful spot, a protected nature reserve, is recognised as one of the most beautiful riverside settings on Brittany’s canals and waterways. The next places of interest are the splendid houses and the Roman remains at Pléchâtel. In the summer, open-air cafés along the banks are buzzing with life.