Obviously, you do not want to waste too much of your day travelling, so we have selected five places you can get to in an hour or less by car from Saint-Quay-Portrieux.
Goëlys Leisure Centre
10 minutes away
One of the best leisure centre for a casual swim with your family and friends.
There are air jets, rolling rapids, a 25 metre long flume, and a multilane racer slide! That is in the leisure pool, but there is also a main pool, for those who do not want to be whooshed around. And if all that physical exercise gets too exhausting, you can relax in the steam room or sauna.
The pool also offers fitness sessions and swimming classes.
Relax, have fun, and don’t forget your goggles!
+33 (0)2 96 69 20 10 - www.piscinegoelys.fr
Golf de la Baie de Saint-Brieuc
10 minutes away
Golf de la Baie de Saint-Brieuc is an eighteen-hole golf course located in Lantic, and sheltered from coastal breezes.
With stunning views and tranquil location, the course offers an enjoyable and relaxing experience for all golfers. But if you do not feel up to the challenge of the main course, then there are practice facilities around to hone your game on.
After your round of golf, enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the Club-house which has a modern bar and a restaurant offering a catering service with comprehensive menu choices.
Zooparc de Trégomeur
20 minutes away
Nothing beats a day trip to the zoo! Just a 20 minutes drive away, begin your Asian adventure by stepping into a zoo themed around the Orient.
Here you can see rare and exotic wildlife species up close and personal such as Malayan tapirs, Asiatic lions, red pandas, Asian small-clawed otters, Dalmatian pelicans, and sun bears. Learn many interesting facts about animals and their habits with the informative signs placed throughout the area.
The whole park is also worth visiting for the flora and fauna and its natural quiet setting.
+33 (0)2 96 79 01 07 - www.zoo-tregomeur.com
Abbaye de Beauport
30 minutes away
Founded in 1202 as a Monastery, this 13th century abbey located near the coastal town of Paimpol has been beautifully maintained and restored. It has no roof, but there are a number of attached buildings which are in a good state of preservation, and information is available in several languages.
The abbey houses annual events and exhibitions that add to the charm, and is surrounded by beautiful grounds in which to stroll, including an impressive orchard.
Access to the grounds is free, as well as parking, and a reasonable entry fee is made to go into the abbey.
Kerity – Paimpol
+33 (0)2 96 55 18 58 - www.abbayebeauport.com
Domaine Départemental de la Roche-Jagu
45 minutes away
Domaine de la Roche-Jagu is a medieval gem originally built in the 15th century, and restored to its former glory in 1968. The chateau is sat in a dramatic position high above a sweeping bend in the Trieux river, and hosts regular exhibitions.
With 64 acres of beautiful gardens and terraces down the hillside to the river, there is plenty to explore and entertain the children. The extensive grounds include a medieval aromatic garden, a potager, and various art installations.
It is free to wander around the grounds and you can visit the chateau for a small entrance fee.
There is also a Café on site and a large carpark.
+33 (0)2 96 95 62 35 - www.larochejagu.fr