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Jugon-Les-Lacs

Situated very close to the Emerald Coast and only 20 minutes away from historic Dinan, a ‘Town of Art and History,' and is one of the most endearing tourist destinations in Brittany.

Jugon, itself, is a ‘Small town of Character’ and ‘Tourist Resort in a Natural Setting’, is blessed with shops and restaurants, and is bordered by a beautiful lake, and is a must for sports, nature and history lovers.

Jugon Market

There are 300 hectares of lakes and rivers where you can fish, or take part in other water activities, such as sailing, kayaking or pedal boating.  There are also 200 kilometres of mountain bike tracks you can use to discover the local surroundings - including a castle !  The Hunaudaye Castle, the Farm of Yesteryear or Boquen Abbey are all within the local vicinity.

Eating Out

Jugon Restaurant

In the vilage center we have three great restaurants;

Auberge de l'écu - Traditional French cuisine, they do a great surf and turf - the lobster is fantastic. Situated on the square.

Restaurant Pizzéria le Donatello - Pizzas and Moules! A very popular restaurant with outside eating on the square. Situated on the square.

Restaurant La Grande Fontaine - Traditional French Cuisine, with a variety of menus to choose from. Situated on the road into the village.

Within 10 minutes drive, we have;

Le Blanche Hermin - A real treat! Well worth a visit, at least once!

Shopping

As previously mentioned, we have a mini-market right in the village square where you can buy all essentials.

However, within 20 minutes drive towards either Dinan or Lamballe, there is a large retail park where there are major Hypermarkets, Carrefour, E Le Clerc Aldi, Lidl along with large retailers such as Sports Direct and McDonalds.

In Dinan itself, you will find an array of shops.

A little further, you can visit Rennes within 45 minutes, where you will find evrything a major City has to offer.

Sightseeing

Within 20 minutes drive you will find various places of interest;

Chateau de la Hunadaye a ruined castle the remains of which have been stabilised and preserved. This and the great moat around it form a wonderful backdrop to the "animation" enacted by the local history society during the season. These consist of a light-hearted mock sword fight and a tour of the castle by the "actors" dressed in period costume. An inexpensive and fun visit.

Hunaudaye Castle

The Port of Dinan is also very picturesque and full of history. It was once a thriving port from which the Bretons exported their wares. Napoleon canalised this part of the Rance as part of a system to carry war materials to Nantes. Boats go from here to Dinard and St Malo and small boats can be hired to explore the river locally. There are lovely walks and cycle rides along the towpaths in both directions.

Port of Dinan

Ferme d'Antan A farm preserved in the style and conditions existing at the turn of the century. Again the commentary is by local historians whose enthusiasm is infectious. The farmhouse is furnished and there are a few animals to amuse the children whilst Dad takes a look at the old farm machinery. A video at the end of the visit is of a day in the life of the farm in 1910 enacted by the same historians. The bread ovens in the yard can be seen in action each year at the Fete du Pain which takes over the whole of St Esprit for the first Sunday in August each year. A host of craft stalls and ancient trades are on display and it is a wonderful and colourful day.

Farm of Yesteryear

Parties If you wish to experience the real life of Brittany there are many activities, fetes and kermesses (village fete) and Fest Noz (night dance) that are primarily for the locals but at which all visitors are made very welcome. Details can be seen on roadside posters or in the local Syndicat d'Initiative (tourist office).

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