Portside Lodge, Stewart Island


Pont Aven





  The Region  

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  Scaer is situated close to the Finistere/Morbihan border, which makes it an ideal base to cover a large part of Brittany easily.
We are only 30 minutes drive from the fabulous Breton coast, with its many wonderful beaches, interesting fishing ports, various sailing marinas, lovely inlets, picturesque villages and numerous tasteful tourist shopping areas.

Scaer, a 'Station Verte de Vacances' with the beautiful forest of Coatloch, its leisure park of 17 hectares, its arboretum with sixty different species, its three rivers, its eight chapels, the chateau of Kergoaler and last but not least its Ostrich farm has plenty to offer. It also has 170Km of walks and ways to tackle either on foot, on bike or on horse.

There is also an excellent, brand new swimming pool at Sca�r, with large flume, Jacuzzi and sauna.

Quimper, again 30 minutes away, the historic capital of Cornouaille and head of Finistere, lies at the meeting of two rivers, the Steir and the Odet. It is famous for its magnificent twin spired Saint Corentin cathedral, cobbled squares, picturesque streets, pottery, art gallery and excellent tasteful shops. There is a wonderful indoor market augmented by additional outdoor stalls on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.



, close to Quimper, is a beautifully conserved historic village, with buildings dating from the 14th century. Designated a Petit Cit� de Caract�re, it is unique in Brittany and boasts cobbled streets, chapels and quality artisans galleries, quality gift shops , restaurants and caf bars.

Pont L'bb, the capital of Bigouden, is a very pretty historic town on the banks of the river. Within easy reach of beaches and harbours, it has a chateau, chapels, picturesque streets, museum and riverside walks to explore. The weekly market takes place on Thursday morning. Again there are various restaurants and bars to satisfy most tastes.


Bnodet, is a popular upmarket coastal resort on the east bank of the Odet. It has a beautiful white sandy beach, two large leisure marinas, various interesting shops and a few excellent restaurants, specialising mainly in locally caught seafood and fish. Boat trips take you up the Odet to Quimper or to the famous Isles of Glenan. Its friendly market is held on Monday mornings. There are lots of other beaches and small villages dotted around here all with their own little gems to discover.
Concarneau, is a bustling seaside town, which boasts the most visited historical monument in Brittany, the Ville Close - a walled town dating from the 14th century. It has two harbours, a leisure marina, a long stretch of coastline and
very good commercial, sports and cultural facilities. Its main market is one of the best in Brittany and takes place on Friday mornings. The colours and smells are certainly worth a visit and there are plenty of bars and cafes with outside seating areas if you simply want to people watch.


Pont Aven, is an artists paradise, with quaint buildings, winding streets, river, footbridges and woods. loved by the artist Paul Gauguin, it has many beautiful galleries to enjoy. Again there are many Creperies, restaurants and bars and in summer the market on Tuesday morning is a very colourful one. There are a number of excellent shops with quality local crafts, paintings, gifts or delicacies.
Vannes, is an ancient town dating from the 1st century. Situated at the head of the Gulf of Morbihan, it has a large port area, good shops and restaurants and a historic old town. There are many small fishing villages and pretty bays in the area around Vannes.

Generally when you look at the local map above you will see that the region has many villages and places of interest to visit, most of which are within an hour's drive of Scaer. Brittany has something for everyone which is why people keep coming back and is also why we chose to live here ourselves.