About this listing
Enjoy charming historical spacious house in picturesque medieval Brittany. Perfect setting in heart of town, close to restaurants and bakeries. Less than an hour from Rennes airport with budget flights to Spain, Italy, England/Ireland and Portugal.
Step back in time and leave all your worries behind in my 17th century restored townhouse in the heart of Medieval Josselin. Located one block from Josselin castle and cafes , restaurants and bakeries. Enjoy the lovely saturday farmers market at your doorstep and prepare local Breton specialties in my well equipped country kitchen. If you prefer to eat out, Josselin boasts several reputable restaurants included well reviewed Table d'O .
Bike or walk along the canal, bring a picnic and watch the river boats and barges pass the very picturesque canal locks. Watersports, golf ,tennis available at Lake au Duc less than 15 mn away!.Horseback riding is also available nearby. You may rent river boats /kayaks and/or bicycles inJosselin
The ideal place to spend quality time with friends and family and ideally situated in the middle of the Breton peninsula: 45 minutes from the southern coast beaches and resorts.
Discover the rich celtic heritage of Brittany, visit beautiful Vannes on the southern coast and cruise along the coast to explore its many islands .You may choose the Northern coast with Rennes, Saint Malo, Dinard and follow the Emerauld coast all the way to the spectacular Pink Granit coast. Brittany has so much to offer that you will not have enough time to see it all. Josselin is located in the Morbihan home to the internationally famous inter-celtic festival .Brittany is host to the premier French rock festival Les Vieilles Charrues and many other international gatherings of vintage sail ships.
You may grab a cheap flight to major European cities at Rennes airport (less than an hour away!) A bus connects Josselin to Rennes TGV railways station.. You will be enchanted by this charming historical town on the canal Nantes-Brest and its mighty castle .The Josselinais are unbelievably friendly and you will find there the best France has to offer .
Ideal for a young family in search of French immersion at a very affordable price.
You will have access and use of the whole house .
The rent is 2 weeks minimum .Josselin is the
ideal retreat for friends and family with the use of 4 to 5 bedrooms.
Interaction with Guests
contact me via email . resident contact for keys Elma Di Cesare wife of Iann Di Cesare , craftman restauring antic furniture across from the house.
Josselin is a beautiful medieval town built along a river lined with canal boats and tourist barges in the summer months; the town house is next to a famous 15 century castle still inhabited by the Duke and Duchess of Rohan . the region is full of mysteries and celtic legends , very secure and safe surroundings for young children and centrally located in the middle of the Breton peninsula. excellent farmers market and outstanding seafood for foodies and gourmets of all types.
a bus connects Josselin several times a day to nearby towns and region capital Rennes. Car rental available from Rennes with low cost BSP auto rental.
Other Things to Note
You will enjoy this picturesque small town atmosphere, ideal to learn and practice French with the locals , safe for children and close enough to Rennes airport for cheap flights to Barcelona, Porto etc..
No (website hidden) wood fires allowed in this old wood framed house. Well behaved pets are welcome.
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About the Host, Brigitte
Born in Paris, French-American Foreign language teacher in Miami, Florida. Married and mother of Clemence 24 years old currently pursuing her Phd in German studies at the U of Chicago. I have lived and worked for the last 30 years in Miami and I like traveling and meeting interesting people in less travelled places when I have a chance. I love exploring Brittany rugged coastline and discover authentic and historical places inland. I also love going to the Smoky Mountains and the Asheville area . I have travelled and lived in south america and I speak several languages fluently.