Plouer sur Rance
In Plouër sur Rance village centre the boucherie/charcuterie offers quiche, pâtés and an assortment of Breton specialties, as well as croissants and fresh bread to stock up with in the morning. There is the charming cafe “les Causettes” which invites you to savour a brunch or enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. At lunchtime and in the evening we find ourselves at La Gargote, where Nathalie offers a different menu every day, as well as delicious Galettes and Crepes.
In the village, every Sunday a small market offers local produce (cheese, vegetables, fish, honey …)
At any hour of the day there is also “La Cale” at the Port where it is always possible to relax with a drink and enjoy the magnificent panorama of the Rance estuary.
At the entrance to the village there is a large shopping area providing all your other needs, including a super market, pharmacy, launderette and service station.
La Minotais is located on the banks of the Rance estuary. To discover its surroundings, we suggest you to visit the site of the Vallée de la Rance
Swimming. In 10 min walk you can reach La Cale with its small sandy beach, sea-water bathing pool for children, and small pontoon for a swim in the Rance.
Kayak and Sailing. Directly in the Port there is a sailing school where you can have sailing lessons or rent kayaks to discover the estuary by yourself. www.rance-fremur.com
Hiking and Excursion: Many hiking trails, close to the Minotais, invite you to explore the surroundings along the banks of the water, or through idyllic woods and landscapes.
Cycling: For those who like to ride a bike, there are many bicycle circuits, such as the old railway from Dinan to Dinard that can easily be reached from here.
Horse riding: There are stables nearby, where you can participate in horseback riding. You can find more information on: www.ecuriesdesperrieres.fr
Excursions in nearby surroundings
You get a first glimpse of the beauty of this landscape by arriving on the “old bridge”. The bridge, St.Hubert, spans the estuary and offers a magnificent view across the Rance – a landscape constantly changing according to the tides and the time of day.
Dinan. In 10 minutes by car, we land in the heart of the medieval town of Dinan, whose untouched historic centre takes you back to the 14th and 15th century. Once a week there is a large market where you can find all the delicacies that Brittany has to offer. In summer many cultural events are organized. Learn more…
Dinard. Reached by car in 15 minutes. This is an elegant,19th century seaside resort, with sumptuous villas set along the seafront. Three times a week there is a very beautiful market which invites you to stroll and discover all the specialties of the region. There are also beautiful crockery, linen, clothes, plants, crafts, etc.. Learn more…
Saint-Malo. 25 minutes separates us from the unique city which is Saint Malo, surrounded by its impressive ramparts as well as its magnificent and numerous beaches. Learn more…
Cancale. Within a 30-minute drive you can discover the remarkable small port town of Cancale, which attracts many visitors thanks to its oyster farms located in the bay. One can be tempted by a small tasting or by a real gastronomic menu in one of the many bistros or restaurants that line the port. Learn more…
Mont-Saint-Michel. The world-famous Mont Saint Michel is a great attraction. It is located in the same bay as Cancale, where guided hikes are organised – an unforgettable and singular experience. From the Mont, one can see the biggest tides of Europe, and the sounds and lumière organized in summer (from 20H) are really worth the detour. Learn more…
La Côte d’Emeraude owes its name to the unique colour of its water. Learn more…
Cap Frehel, whose steep cliffs of pink granite emerge from the emerald sea. All this coast and heathland, left wild, is a protected natural park with many hiking trails. There is also a bird protection area, where you can observe rare marine birds. Learn more…
Ile de Brehat. Another remarkable site is the small island of Bréhat, the island of flowers, where tropical plants give an impression of islands of the South Seas. You can reach it by ferry, and on arrival you can either rent bicycles or walk the island on foot. There are no cars on this island, which takes us, for a few hours, into a “different world”. Learn more…
We will be delighted to tell you about other interesting places to visit, and help you discover the richness of this beautiful region.
Brocantes – vide greniers – music – exhibitions – galleries
Almost every weekend in spring and summer there is a vide grenier or flea market somewhere in the nearby surroundings. Sometimes there are real treasures to be found: everything from furniture to toys, from clothes to dishes, set up in the squares and on the streets, a mosaic of things, and of course there is always a corner where you can pause for a restorative drink or galette. A great festival for all.
At any time of the year there are a multitude of cultural offerings; Museums, Galleries and Workshops of artists and craftsmen to visit. Exhibitions of plants, visits to gardens and parks, parades of old cars, book and food festivals. A wide range is offered to you.
For those who love music from “Route du Rock”, to Celtic harp concerts, to jazz on the beach, or just a small evening of music in a bar, there are a vast number of events to suit all tastes.
With so much to choose from, Jacky and Kirsten are happy to advise you during your stay.