The town of Callac
In the middle of Brittany, set amidst the green and picturesque countryside of the Pays d'Argoat, lies the town of Callac with its market square, church, bars, restaurants, creperies and traditional gift shops.
The lively Wednesday morning market attracts farmers, artisans and visitors from across the region and is an experience not to be missed.
Callac is known as the "green place to holiday" and its main feature is Le Lac de la Vallée Verte, a magnificent lake surrounded by unspoiled woodlands.
The lake is mainly used for fishing and is a regular venue for competitions throughout the year. Well maintained nature trails run through the surrounding woods and nearby there are facilities for mini-golf, basketball, roller-blading and tennis.
Things to do, Places to visit.
Upto 30 mins. Drive:
Indoor pool with waterslide.
Ten pin Bowling.
Pitch and Put, 6 hole course.
Karez adrenaline Tree top adventure.
Centre Equestre Pony riding.
Gorges du Corong, for walking.
Le Plan d'Eau at Mael Carhaix, a lake with beach and play area.
30 mins. plus.
Amoripark, indoor waterpark and outdoor adventure park.
13 hole Golf Course, near Bégard.
And within 1 hours drive many, many other family activities and parks.
Recommended establishments in Callac
Situated in Callac's main square, the Café de la Place is a popular bar, restaurant and pizzeria
The Ty Koz bakery, famous for its flower displays, here you can buy freshly baked baguettes, croissants and speciality breads.
The Auberge Basque, opposite Callac station, is a restaurant specialising in traditional and original Basque cuisine.
The P'tite Creperie is where you can sample, among other dishes, the crepes and galettes that are such a traditional part of Breton cooking.
This time-honoured establishment is one of Callac's longest surviving businesses, a bar-cafe within a shop that specialises in souvenirs and gifts of a truly Breton nature.
The local area
This area of Brittany is internationally renowned for the quality of the water in its rivers and lakes with plentiful stocks of carp and trout.
Lac de Guerledan, Brittany's largest inland body of water, is only an hours drive from Callac and is one of France's most popular fishing locations.
Boat hire is available throughout the summer for individuals and group fishing parties.
As well as fishing at Lac de Guerledan you can also enjoy a range of water based sports including water skiing, canoeing and kayaking. The sandy beach at the side of the lake is ideal for children and has a safe marked swimming area.
Brittany has become a popular golfing destination in recent years, with some of France's finest courses within reasonable driving distance of Callac.
Whatever your handicap, from beginner to experienced you are sure to find the ideal course for your game in Brittany.
Cycling in France is a national sport and Brittany is one of the country's most cycle friendly areas.
With hundreds of miles of uncongested roads and lanes, quietly meandering through the lush green countryside and picturesque villages, cycling is an ideal way to tour and explore the heart of Brittany.
Having more marked paths than any other region in France, Brittany is a perfect choice for a walking holiday.
From the quiet country lanes to the bleak interior of the Monts d'Arée, discover the special world that sets Brittany apart from anywhere else in Europe. Experience first-hand this unique environment so rich in history, culture and tradition, a land where the harmony of nature exists as a living testament to Brittany's unrivalled eco-system.
Places of interest
Within forty minutes drive of Callac is the dramatic and spectacular Pink Granite Coast. With its long, safe sandy beaches and coppery pink rocks, this is justifiably one of France's most popular coastal regions.
The nearest beaches to Callac are situated at St.Michel en Greve, Perros Guirec, Locquirec and Plestin les Greves. Here, in the traditional surroundings of Breton fishing ports, you will find harbourside bars and restaurants where you can savour some of the best seafood in the world while the sun's rippled reflection dances on the water.
The Gorges du Corong, 15 minutes drive from Callac, is a place of outstanding natural beauty that should not be missed.
Walk through a wooded valley where glacial rocks have been sculpted by the forces of nature over the millenia. In the valley centre, the river bed is completely covered with granite boulders beneath which the water cascades.
This is a perfect location for a walk and a picnic and, if you are lucky, you may even see otters swimming in the pure, clean waters of the gorge.
Armoripark at Bégard, 30 minutes from Callac, is a family entertainment park with swimming pools,archery, bowling, restaurants, bars and much much more providing a great funfilled day out for children both young and old.
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