In the heart of the Côtes d'Armor
Things to do around
Close to the dairy farm there are several hike circuits: circuit des vallées, circuit de la vallée du Leff, circuit du viaduc de Blachardeau which starts from Kerogel. Although in rural setting, Kerogel lies at short distance (2,5 km) from shops, supermarkets and different services (healthcare, restaurants, hairdressers, newspaper shops,…).
Tregomeur Park Zoo
Zoo Parc Tregomeur is a « new concept» zoo situated in a protected valley. All animals are shown in their natural environment. There is a restaurant with a big terrace. Game area for children, shops, etc…
Opening hours from 1st April till 30th September: 10.00 am till 7.00 pm. From 1st October till 31st March, Wednesday – Saturday and Sunday and Holidays: from 2.00 pm till 6.00 pm.
St Quay Portrieux and nearby
St Quay Portrieux, the “capital of scallop”, lies 10 km far from “La ferme de Kerogel”. There numerous possibilities of hike : walking on footpath (GR 34), riding along the sea, cycling. Sea fishing on a fishing boat. Just a few minutes from the Saint-Quay-Portrieux beaches there is the « Golf des Ajoncs d’or and the water fun center Goëlys with solarium, sauna, hammam, whirlpool bath, river with a strong current, aquaerobics.
The cliffs of Plouha
Plouha sea resort is situated at 10 km from Kerogel. There are 14 km coast with impressive cliffs. Numerous beaches: le Palus, Gwin Zegal, Beg Hastel, Port Moguer and Bonaparte. Wonderful 13th century Chapel to be seen at Kermaria in Isquit. Five hike circuits for walk or bicycle around Plouha.
Paimpol is close to the archipelago of Bréhat and the estuary of the Trieux river. Today the city is a renowned marina. During the 19thcentury it was a famous fishing harbor and starting point for fishing expeditions in Iceland.
There are numerous centers of interest like: the sea and clothing museum, nice houses of the Martray place…. In the nearby you will pay a visit to: Beauport Maritime Abbey, Guibben and Plouezec cliffs, Point of Arcouest, Craca Mill, ….
The groove of Talbert
The “Sillon de Talbert” is magnificient geologic feature near Pleubian which juts out 3km into the sea. Consisting essentially of large, rounded pebbles, this long, narrow band of land was formed by converging currents and by powerful sea swells out of the north-west. Pleasant walk to the lighthouse.
The Plougrescant chasm
Plougrescant is best known for the postcard that has toured the world and represents a small stone house built and set between two huge blocks of granite. Surrounded by a stone wall, it was built a few meters of an abyss.
This curiosity has become the calling card of a village along the rugged cliffs where you will find a nature which, again, gave full rein to his fancy.
The Roche Jagu Castle
The “Sillon de Talbert” is magnificient geologic feature near Pleubian which juts out 3km into the sea. Consisting essentially of large, rounded pebbles, this long, narrow band of land was formed by converging currents and by powerful sea swells out of the north-west. Pleasant walk to the lighthouse.aOn a heavily wooded slope above the Trieux river, stands the fifteenth-century Château de la Roche-Jagu. It's a gorgeous building an harmonious combination of fortress and home. The rooms within are bare, but if you climb to the top, you can admire the beautiful woodwork of the restored eaves, and walk the two long indoor galleries, offering tremendous views over the river. The walled gardens near the house are quiet, secret places used for the growing of flowers and simples (medicinal plants). In the park, fruit trees, camellias, palm trees, ponds and fountains combine with the naturel Breton environment to create the stuff that dreams are made of.
The Pink Granite Coast
At 50 km from Kerogel, the” pink granite coast” is one of the most outstanding coastlines in Europe. This particular beautiful thirteen km stretch of rocky coast, an incredible pink color edged with turquoise sea and safe fine sandy beaches, is a splendid place for family holidays. It winds among grotesquely shaped rocks, especially at Ploumanach, weathered by centuries of wind and tide, interspersed with countless rock pools, sandy coves and stunning views and seascapes. The low hills behind the coast are covered with hydrangeas, pine trees, gorse, lavender, mimosa and heather and a wide range of wild flowers.
The Tonquedec Castle
The imposing ruins of the castle of Tonquédec are drawn up in a beautiful decoration, on a headland dominating the valley of Bequeathing. The castle, high at the beginning of XIIIe century, was dismantled by order of Jean IV in 1395. Rebuilt at the beginning of XVe century, it is again dismantled by order of Richelieu in 1622.
A rare place, authentically natural: pink sandstone cliffs and rocks, wild heathland, pinewoods, dunes, emerald sea...
A place charged with history: cannonball oven, guardhouse, old quarries, coast path...
Cap d'Erquy is a listed site of 170 hectares which has been the property of the Conseil Général des Côtes d'Armor since 1977.
Each year, the nature reserve of the Bay of Saint-Brieuc shelters more than 40000 migratory birds. The valleys are ideal for hiking. The historical centre of the city has grown around a “church-fortress” of 12th century. Finally, Saint Brieuc architecture is an amazing combination of half-timbered houses and contemporary buildings.
Guingamp is the key city of «Low Brittany » well known for its famous football team (EAG). From a rich past, it has an important architectural heritage which deserves to be visited. In this place, historical heritage and generous nature are in perfect harmony: beautiful banks of the Trieux are an invitation for walk at the feet of the city.