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"Le Château du Deffay" is located near the regional park of "la Grande Brière" and near La Baule..
The regional park of "la Grande Brière" offers you guided tours, by foot, by bike, by horse, with horse-drawn carriage, bike hiring…

Guided tour
From May to October, choose your tour by foot, by bike, with a barge, a few hours or a half-day. Guided tours on the fauna and flora of the marsh, salterns, tales and songs while jaunting..


By foot
You are offered a whole range of short distance walking itineraries to discover the "Brière". Experienced hikers can also walk round the
Brière in 3 days.

By bike
"Cap" by bike and "La Carene" by bike itineraries : 210km of marked itineraries to discover the "Brière" and the surroundings.

By horse
"Ker Rober" riding-centre
"La Champagne" riding-farm
"Landes de Cuneix" pony club
"Le Sabot d’Or" riding-school


With horse-drawn carriage
The fauna of the Brière
The Arch of the Brière
The horse-drawn carriages of the Brière
Brière evasion

Bike hiring
21 rue de la Côte d’Amour in Saint-Lyphard
Prices: 10 € per day / 7 € per half-day
Cart hiring and child seat made available
Group prices possible


Visits with your family
The gardens of Errands
The gardens of the Marshland
The gardens of Kermoureau

Gastronomy cooking
La Chaumière des Marais Herbignac
Menu from 18 to 62 € (gastronomic cooking)
La Ferme du Blanchot Crossac
Menu from 25 to 40 € (gastronomic cooking)

La Mare Aux Oiseaux St Joachim
Menu from 40 to 85 € (gastronomic cooking)


Restaurateurs of France
"Les Typhas" Inn – Menu from 19.90 to 46 € + à la carte (natural and gastronomy cooking based on the one of the country of Brière and market fresh food)
"Bréca" Inna – Menu from 27 to 52 € + à la carte, menu for children at 12 € (cooking with local savours)

Traditional festivals
Bread Festival > 5th July
"The basket of the Devil" > 18th and 19th July
Festival of the "Métais" > 20th July
The "Anguillades" ( eel tasting) > 26th and 27th July
The creature of the marsh > 1st and 2nd August
Festival of flowered barges > 3rd August
Festival of the "Brière" > 10th and 15th August
French-American chamber music exchange > 10th to 19th August
Threshing Festival > 17th August
"La Trinquette" > 4th October

Markets (weekly)
Monday morning: Montoir-de-Bretagne, Pontchateau
Tuesday morning: Assérac (July & August),
Wednesday morning: Herbignac, Missillac, Guérande
Thursday morning: La Roche Bernard
Friday morning: Saint-Nazaire
Saturday morning: Guérande, Saint-Joachim
Sunday morning: Saint-Nazaire
Everyday: La Baule (except on Monday off-season and apart from holidays)











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