Local Area Information

Josselin is a must-visit on any tour of the Breton heartlands. From its medieval castle, still lived in by members of the legendary Rohan family, to the doll museum, and from its attractive old town to canal-based fun or forest walks, there’s something to interest all members of the family. Golf 10km  Beach 10km ( Lac au Duc )  Fishing and Boat Hire 800 yards   Cinema and Bowling 10km   


Like many of Brittany’s towns, Josselin has its fair share of medieval half-timbered houses; the best examples are south of the Nantes-Brest canal in the Ste-Croix district. The main hub of activity is the town square next to the Gothic Basilica Notre Dame du Roncier – climb up to the top of the bell tower for panoramic views over the area. A lively market fills the surrounding streets on Saturday mornings.


The Nantes-Brest canal runs through Josselin and offers plenty of opportunities to get away from it all, whether you fancy strolling along the towpaths or hiring a boat for an hour or a day. The nearby Bois d’Amour (love wood) is a popular spot with families or keen walkers and cyclists could take the GR37 to join the voie verte (green way) from Mauron to Questembert.