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For those of you who want to be active, there is almost an unlimited amount to choose from. Whether you are young or old, athlete or couch potato. Below you will find our tips. You will find even more at the fine tourist office in Combourg. The staff are helpful and speak several languages.

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Suggested activities

  • Golf. Seven courses nearby, of which the nearest two are about 15 minutes from Grand Val
  • Garage sales and flea markets. For people who like these type of markets, Brittany is unbeatable.
  • Sailing. Hobie Cats and other types of boats are available for rent on a number of beaches
  • Char à voile. Sand yachts. Sailing on the beach at low tide In single-seater sailing vessels on three wheels.
  • Horse riding
  • Paintball/Go-cart/Quad bikes/Cycling
  • D Day. The landing beaches in Normandy
  • The Bayeux tapestry in Bayeux, Normandy
  • Rent one or more small boats with outboard motors in the port of Dinan. Cruise up and down the River Rance which divides Brittany. Pack a picnic. Tranquil, fun and beautiful.
  • Sail along the coastline on the “pirate ship” or one of the other boats in Saint-Malo
  • Shopping in Rennes, the capital of Brittany. Lively university town with, among other things, France’s best, largest food market every Saturday
  • Shopping trip to Paris: Take the TGV/express train from Rennes and you’ll be in Paris in 1.5 hours. Between sightseeing and shopping, treat yourself to a good lunch at one of Paris’ many outdoor cafes. Take the train home again and you’ll be back at Grand Val by the evening. The contrast between the pace and the crowds of Paris and the tranquillity and birdsong of Grand Val is a magical experience.
  • Grand Aquarium, Saint-Malo
  • La Bourbansais Zoo
  • The water world/adventure park Cobac Parc or the Aquatonic aquatic park in Saint-Malo
  • Combourg chateau, which shares the name of our village, was built in the 12th century as protection against Vikings, the French and others. It is best known for the fact that the French author François-René de Chateaubriand, the founder of Romanticism in France, grew up here in the late 18th century.
  • Grand Val is set in over 65 acres of countryside, with many beautiful country trails and a romantic park
  • Fishing in one of the ponds at Grand Val. Carp and other whitefish. “Catch and release”
  • Grand Val Games. A multi-event team competition at the Chateau. Rowing, archery, air rifles etc. (€15 per person with a minimum 15 people)
  • Food & drink: Day trip to the Loire Valley, where you will find France’s best white wines

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35 270 Combourg
Bretagne, France
+46 (0)705-53 26 20  
+33(0)6 43 36 64 75
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