Description of Le Domaine de L'Arche Bed & Breakfast:Le Domaine de L'Arche is set in a beautiful and tranquil location, but only a very short drive to an excellent French Restaurant serving local produce. Guests have found our location to be a great base for exploring the many wonderful historic towns and beautiful beaches.
We are close to Dinan with its 3km long ramparts, half-timbered houses, attractive port and cobbled streets filled with art galleries and craft shops and a weekly market. The stunning northern coast-line with its superb sandy beaches at St Briac, St Lunaire, St Cast and Cancale are all within a 30 to 40-minute drive. St Malo and Rennes are around 35 minutes’ drive away. There are wonderful walks and cycle trails all around. The Rance river is close by and offers beautiful walks and a cycling path. Cycle, boat and canoe hire is also available nearby. Care and attention has gone into the styling of each room to provide accommodation that is equipped and furnished to a high standard, but above all else, comfortable.
Attractions:Markets One of the pleasures of visiting France is to enjoy wandering through a traditional French market. And why not! The Market “le marche”, is an integral part of life in virtually all French towns and large villages, so much so that even today the market can be seen as a well-surviving part of France’s historic heritage. Markets start early and finish by 13:00 so get there early. A comprehensive list of all local markets is at the back of this folder; however, our favourites are: Combourg – Monday morning Dinan – Thursday morning Dinard – Tuesday & Saturday morning Dol De Bretagne – Saturday morning Car Boot Sales – (Vide Greniers) These are very popular at weekends during the summer months, I can tell you what’s on during your stay. Brittany Coast The coast of Brittany is very beautiful, with a perfect mix of white sandy beaches suitable for swimming, attractive rocky coves and pools to explore, and dramatic cliffs and rock formations to enjoy. Off the coast there are several islands that are also a pleasure to explore. Suggestions - Emerald coast (Cote d'Emeraude) is the name given to the coast around Dinard and Cancale in north-east Brittany. Dinard beach is very popular, as are the beaches around the Cap d'Erquy (north-west of Dinan) which are also in a very scenic setting. - The Cote de Granit Rose is at the north of the Cotes d'Armor region around Perros-Guirec, and Cap-Fréhel. The beaches at Saint-Cast-le Guildo, between Cap-Frehel and Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer are very attractive and also have easy access to the lovely coast walk to Cap-Frehel itself. Main tourist attractions in Brittany - Mont St. Michel. (Actually just in Normandy) Fairy-tale like mediaeval abbey and city perched on an offshore rock, off the north-east coast of Brittany. A UNESCO world heritage site. One of the most visited tourist attractions in France. - St. Malo. Saint-Malo is a coastal city in Brittany, in France's northwest. Tall granite walls surround the old town, which was once a stronghold for privateers (pirates approved by the king). The Saint-Malo Cathedral, in the centre of the old town, is built in Romanesque and Gothic styles and features stained-glass windows depicting city history. - Dinard. Walking around Dinard, with its Belle Époque villas and stripy beach tents, is like taking a trip back to the 19th century. The most British of Brittany’s resorts is popular with families who are attracted by its sandy beaches and coastal walks. Nearby St-Briac and St-Lunaire are also worth a visit. - Fougères. The main reason to visit Fougères is to see its magnificent castle, one of the finest fortresses in Europe, but this little town on the Brittany-Normandy border also has a lovely medieval district and a lively Saturday-morning market. - Vitré. On the frontier between France and Brittany, Vitré was once one of the region’s most important towns. Its 15th and 16th-century buildings rival Dinan for medieval quaintness and its fairy-tale castle will delight young and old. - Dinan. This medieval town is without doubt one of the most attractive and best preserved small towns in Brittany. With its 1.8 mile (3km)-long ramparts, half-timbered houses, attractive port and cobbled streets filled with art galleries and craft shops, it’s worth a day of anyone’s time.