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Visiting Brocéliande

Welcome to the land of legends at Paimpont, right in the heart of the mythical Brocéliande Forest!

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Paimpont, in the heart of Brocéliande

Abbaye de Paimpont et son étang
Abbaye de Paimpont et son étang.

Brocéliande Forest is Paimpont’s forest, with 7,500 hectares of woods and moorland. Paimpont is a peaceful village on the borders of Upper Brittany (Ille-et-Vilaine) and the department of Morbihan, and was originally established at the foot of a 13th century abbey on the banks of an immense lake, an exceptional nature reserve in the department of Ille-et-Vilaine.

Le Relais de Brocéliande hotel, on the outskirts of the historic centre, offers private parking, free Wi-Fi, TV in several languages and high quality cuisine. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy the tranquillity of this little Breton town.

Brocéliande Forest and its legends

En route vers Paimpont
En route vers Paimpont.

Everyone’s heard of the legend of King Arthur. And this is where it all started, here in the amazing Brocéliande Forest, between the moorland and the lakes. The very name of this place conjures up visions of a fantastic world inhabited by the fairy Vivienne, Merlin the Enchanter and Sir Lancelot. This area of magic and natural beauty can be explored by following one of the many walking or riding trails.

 Unmissable sites:

  • The Barenton Fountain (Fontaine de Barenton)
  • Merlin’s Tomb and the Fountain of Youth
  • The Valley of No Return (Val sans retour) and the Golden Tree
  • Vivienne’s House
  • The Monks’ Garden
  • The Paimpont Forges

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