Louarnig Park

The lock with the Breton games
Leisure and amusement centers at Saint-Gonnery

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  • At Hilvern Lock, in a rural setting beside the Nantes-Brest Canal, Louarnig Park will introduce you to traditional Breton games. This theme park is accessible to everyone, a place to have fun while discovering a little-known feature of our regional heritage.

    Near Pontivy, the Hilvern lock-keeper’s house echoes with unusual sounds: the rumble of bowls, the chink of quoits, peals of laughter… Welcome to Louarnig Park! This unusual theme park was created by the Brittany Confederation for Traditional Games and Sports and the village of Saint-Gonnery. Here you will find around 30 traditional games that you can join in: bowls, quoits, skittles and trials of strength – all with links to a specific area. For example, Finistère has its boultenn (a type of bowls), whilst Poher has its skittles. When you’ve read the rules – available in French, English, Breton and Gallo – just have a go, armed with your score card. As a group, you could have a tournament and round it off with a tug-of-war. That’s bound to be a laugh! After effort is comfort! There's a picnic site near the lock-keeper’s house. The house also hosts exhibitions devoted to the games, Breton culture, the Hilvern Stream and the Canal.
  • Environment
    • View onto lake, body of water, river, canal
    • Nearby trekking route
  • Spoken languages
    • fr*
  • Accepted customers
    • Individuals
    • Groups
  • Equipment
    • Bar
    • Car park
    • Equipped seminar room
  • Services
    • Animals accepted
    • Disabled facilities and reception
    • Boutique
    • Play area
    • Toilets
Payment methods
  • Cheques and giro cheques
  • Cash
  • Rates 2020
  • Adult
  • Child rate
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