Following in the footsteps of George East (from his latest book French Impressions – Brittany), we decided to take a look at the area between Marzan and Béganne in Southern Brittany, in particular the pretty port of Le Foleux on the banks of the river Vilaine.
It wasn’t a big effort for us, as Le Foleux is only about 15 minutes from our house near La Roche Bernard, but we hadn’t visited before and thought that we should – as it was so close.
Le Foleux sits in a picturesque spot on a bend in the River Vilaine between La Roche Bernard and Redon. It has plenty of picnic areas, a Crêperie / Bar, a pretty marina with space for over 300 boats, shower blocks and a dry dock for boats. It is also on a couple of cycling and walking circuits in the area – bikes are available for hire.
Small boats are available for borrowing so that visitors can row across the river.
We liked Le Foleux – it was pleasant and peaceful without being too busy, and it is certainly less touristic than nearby La Roche Bernard.