Halloween in Brittany: great family time and big thrills for kids !
Did you know that Halloween comes from Celtic tradition? Brittany is therefore the perfect place to celebrate this event. Would you dare pushing the doors of Pierre Le Garde’s office – the forest ward of Brocéliande Forest, and enter a world of tales and legends? Or meeting the Breton wolf in the Arrée Mountains? Perhaps you’d better like to track down the treasure stolen by the witches… And after these big thrills, you’ll have the chance to admire the Sea Knights and the Waves Stunt Men.
Brocéliande’s Door of Secrets
Every day in Paimpont
At Brocéliande you can step into a land of legend and share exciting adventures as you travel through its majestic forest. In the depths of the Forest of Brocéliande, Paimpont Abbey stands on the shore of a lake. There, you can open Brocéliande’s Door of Secrets. Pierre, the forest ward, will welcome you in this small museum. Against an amazing poetic backdrop, he will lead you through a fun account of the life of this mysterious forest, its magical trees, the little people and their beliefs. Be careful, they were known to be Alchemists…
To find out more : La Porte des Secrets
Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf ?
Until late november, at the Wolf Museum in Le Cloître Saint-Thégonnec
Beneath the Arrée Mountains, the Wolf Museum, unique in France, presents this fascinating animal in a light that's very different from legends and fairy stories. This museum invites you to discover the real wolf and the wolf from fable and legend, both the wolf-devil of old and the one rehabilitated by the novels of Jack London and Rudyard Kipling. The museum paints a very complete picture of the wolf – including its way of life, and how it can be protected, plus how it has been presented in fables and children’s literature through the ages. This is done using stuffed wolves, tools and archives from the 350 volume library.
To find out more : Le musee du loup
The Route du Rhum in Saint-Malo
In November in Saint-Malo
Every four years in November, more than 200,000 people come to watch the boats depart in Saint-Malo. Greeting the ‘Sea Knights’ as they set sail to face the challenges of the high seas is now a tradition. This modern-day adventure ‘en solitaire’ is probably one of the toughest battle against the elements. Before the race departure, the whole corsair city is buzzling and the race village offers plenty of activities to entertain the whole family. And experiencing the atmosphere of the Route du Rhum in St-Malo is definitely something to remember!
To find out more : La Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe
A Mythical Spot for Windsurfers
In October, at the Pointe de La Torche - Plomeur
The magnificient Pointe de la Torche is a much-loved site for nature lovers and walkers… And windsurfers love tackling the waves here. Every year in October, the world's best riders will gather at La Pointe de la Torche to compete an event of the World Cup Tour. The event will take place at the heart of Thanksgiving holiday 2017 and promises a breathtaking spectacle. Little children and big kids will love watching the stunts of the competitors. And the whole family will enjoy all the on-site facilities: playing ground, food stands, workshops, and even a demonstation pool !
To find out more : La Torche Windsurf