Cranou forest - Pont Rouge - Tourism Landerneau Daoulas


Family vacations in Landerneau: a week in slow mode

Need a break for the whole family, to recharge your batteries away from the big tourist attractions? We've tested a week's family vacation near Landerneau. On the menu: activities for young and old, fresh country air and a stay at our own pace!

Self catering accomodation Ploudiry - Pays de Landerneau Daoulas Tourisme

Where to stay?

Our family vacation nest: a self-catering cottage at the gateway to the Monts d'Arrée mountains

For our family holiday, I wanted to find quiet accommodation in the middle of nature, where the kids could run around and let off steam. In this part of Brittany, between Landerneau and the Monts d'Arrée, there are several rural gîtes where you can live surrounded by animals: cats, dogs, chickens and sometimes even horses and sheep! As soon as they arrived, they were adopted: our owners' donkeys were delighted to see new visitors!

In the heart of the Parc Naturel Régional d'Armorique

A family visit to the Domaine de Menez Meur

For our first day, we went as a family to the Domaine de Menez Meur. After a morning of self-guided discovery of the estate on one of the walking trails, we settled down for a picnic in the park, where the children enjoyed the play structures. In the afternoon, we visited the educational farm and, as the highlight of the show, discovered thewolf enclosure. This first day out of time, in a site that invites contemplation and a change of scenery, fully immersed us in the disconnection and "slow mode" so long awaited for our family vacations.

Domaine de Menez-Meur with your family - Tourism Landerneau Daoulas

Did you know?

The Domaine de Menez Meur is one of the homes of the Parc Naturel Régional d'Armorique. The mission of the Regional Nature Parks is to protect and enhance rural areas in all their dimensions: habitat, agriculture, cultural heritage, landscapes... with a view to sustainable development.

Forest of Cranou - Tourism Landerneau Daoulas

Forest walk

Discover the Forêt du Cranou with your family

Another discovery of our family holiday in the Landerneau Daoulas region was the Cranou forest, the largest state-owned forest in Finistère. It's a place that invites you to relax and open your eyes and ears wide. For children, it's a plunge into the imaginary: could the skyward-pointing trees, the moss and the stream be home to a few magical characters? The numerous hiking trails and arboretum invite you to stay for hours, and I must admit, we never saw the time go by!

Did you know? Wood from the Cranou forest has long been used for shipbuilding. It was transported from the port of Le Faou to Brest by sea.


Family geocaching in Langazel

Have you heard of geocaching, the ultimate family activity? It involves using an application to find "caches" left by other geocachers. There are caches all over the world! The Tourist Office recommended the Langazel wetland. What more could you ask for than a fun activity in a magical place? This Natura 2000 listed area is a real haven of peace, and home to numerous species of flora and fauna that we enjoyed observing. The interpretation trail with its explanatory panels is ideal for children.

Sunset on the Langazel peat bog in Trémaouezan - Tourism Landerneau Daoulas

Shall we play?

Is this your first time geocaching? Simply download the Geocaching application onto your smartphone, create your account and locate yourself: you'll see the caches appear on the map, so all you have to do is find them in the field!

Animals and Co.

Family visit to an educational farm

The children were clamoring for a pony ride during the vacations. We took advantage of a visit to the Baradozic goat farmin Saint-Divy, to make their wish come true! This educational farm, run by a passionate couple, is a nugget to be discovered: in addition to goats and ponies, you can see horses, cows and even a llama! Young and old alike were captivated by the young kids, born just a few weeks earlier. The icing on the cake: on the day of our visit, was market day at the farm. We found local vegetables and farmhouse goat's cheese: a real delight!

A 360° view

Family outing in the Monts d'Arrée

We've developed a taste for walks away from the beaten track and the coastline. For this new day of discovery, we headed for Saint-Eloy to follow the Roc'h An Doal circuitwhich offered a breathtaking view of the Monts d'Arrée and the Brest harbor, amidst a landscape of moorland. This vantage point shows the diversity of Finistère's landscapes and natural environments: a real feast for the eyes!

kig ha farz or breton pot au feu - landerneau daoulas tourisme

Local gastronomy

Kig Ha Farz, THE gastronomic discovery of the week!

After a day of walking, we decided to recharge our batteries by sampling one of the region's specialties: kig ha farz. If you can't pronounce it, you can always taste it! This typical North Finistère pot au feu is served with buckwheat and wheat "farz", and a "lipig" sauce made with butter and onions.. And we weren't disappointed. The calorie count is matched only by the pleasure we had in tasting it!


Oops! It's raining! What are we going to do as a family?

We were lucky enough to have splendid weather for our family holiday, but we're all familiar with the sometimes changeable climate at the tip of Brittany. The good news is that the rain here never lasts long! But when it does, it's always useful tohave a plan B to keep the kids occupied. Here's a selection ofindoor activities to enjoy with the whole family in the Landerneau area.

Activities with children if it's rainy

End of our family stay

Refreshed and recharged by our stay, we regretfully leave our little rural gîte and this part of Brittany, more confidential than the coastal resorts. But we're keeping the address in a safe place: we're planning to come back and discover other nuggets, such as Lac du Drennec, where children can cycle around the lake and enjoy fishing and water sports in summer. We also plan to visit theLe Relec abbeyabbey, its vegetable garden and enjoy the many activities for children.

Organize your family holiday

Where to sleep?

Discover our self-catering cottages for a family holiday

Enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside and book a stay in a self-catering cottage for your family vacation!

How do I get there?

By car

  • RN12, free expressway from Rennes, Landerneau exit
  • RN165, free expressway from Nantes, Vannes, Quimper, Daoulas exit

By train and bus

  • Landerneau train station
  • Line 39 between Landerneau and Daoulas
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