Ploermel is a town located in the centre of Brittany in Morbihan area, near the Broceliande forest. It used to be the Brittany Dukes city. Very apriciated for its large lake and its old city centre, Buying a property in Ploermel pleases everyone with tourism activities ranging from water activities to nature sports.
Ploermel is located 30 mins from Rennes and 40 mins from Montauban de Bretagne. It takes 2h30 by TGV from Paris to reach Ploermel. The nearest airports are in Rennes and Nantes.
Ploermel has kept in the city centre traces of its prestigious past, such as remains of the town walls which you can see in the city’s rich houses dating back to 1586 (for the Marmousets house) and 1150 (for the old Brittany Dukes hostel). You can admire lots of 16th century houses and hotels, but also the 13th century Cloître des Carmes (cloister). The 19th century blue chapel Ste Marie des Carmes houses art exhibitions from June to Septembre. The 15th century gothic-Renaissance style Saint Armel church has wonderful glass roofs and the tombs of Dukes Jean II and Jean III.
There are also museums, such as the Jean-Marie de Lamennais museum, housing the 1850 astronomic clock, which is classified as ancient monument and the biology museum.
For those who prefer being close to nature, the lake Lac au Duc is the ideal spot for water sports. There you will be able to go hiking, sailing, fishing, canoing, or even catamaran sailing and water skiing. The lake is 617 acres wide and the 16 km path enables you to go around the lake within four hours. The covered path of La Ville-Bouquet offers wonderful moments of calm and peacefulness in the countryside. There is also a golf site offering good possibilities to improve one’s swing.
Food and Drink
There are several restaurants and cafes in Ploermel and around. You will consequently be able to taste Brittany products such as Crepes, cider, seafood, etc.
- Le Retour de Pêche 70, rue de la gare, 56800 Ploermel Tel : 02 97 74 36 41, €22 to 28
- Restaurant St Marc 1, place St Marc, 56800 Ploermel Tel 02 97 74 00 01 €15 to 30
- Hotel restaurant Le Cobh, 10 rue des forges, 56800 Ploermel, Tel 02 97 74 00 49 €30 to 40
- Cafe de la Tour , 1 place d’armes, 56800 Ploermel Tel 02 97 74 05 40
If you are planning to stay a while on a viewing trip, a gite may be the best option as then you can come and go as you like and either eat out or cook at your leisure. Buying and cooking your own food will give you a better idea of what life could be like in the region than just staying in a hotel. The tourist office will be able to supply contacts.
Do think carefully about what you want out of a property – how many rooms for instance, can you cope with a spiral staircase, is a pool a must? The answers to these and many other questions – including of course your budget will help you decide upon your perfect property. Ask Sextant properties to put you in touch with a local bi-lingual French estate agent who can accompany you on visits to find your dream property in Ploermel.