Escape time a day at Brocéliande, a legendary site in the outskirts of Rennes! Enjoy a unique experience in this privileged natural setting and participate in original activities: horse drawn sleigh rides pulled by draft horses, visit the Chateau de Comper and ancient forges of Paimpont. Between moors and lakes, tales and legends, discover this place out of time !
Visit the gardens of Brocéliande, one of the largest botanical gardens in Ille-et-Vilaine
You discover the Asian garden, the orchard and the garden of the witch which grow all kinds of medicinal plants. Evil or beneficial, they are used in the preparation of potions which maybe we will share the secrets.
Open : April-October
Walk the historic sites of Brocéliande starting for a surprising walk in the forest :
Val sans Retour, the Fountain of Barenton, the tomb of Merlin or oak Guillotin, choose your playground and listen to the stories and legends of fairies and goblins.
Westcapades also offers other activities for the day :
Show “The Skeleton Key”: a unique scenography in Brittany. The show is held in the famous Abbey of Paimpont. You will learn the mysterious facets of the forest.
Horse-drawn carriage ride pulled by draft horses : discover the hitch Paimpont forest and enjoy the countryside and other remarkable attractions.
Visit the castle of Comper : its medieval walls houses a fascinating exhibition on the fairy Viviane, Lancelot knight and all related characters and crétures feeding the myth.
Visit the forges of Paimpont : discover this historic site where we forged wood from the 17th to 20th century Britain.
Lunch at a local restaurant in the heart of Brocéliande
You have lunch in a local restaurant located by a pond and near the old forges of Paimpont. Other breakfast options are possible: bistro, grill basket or gourmet meal made with local products.