THE VILLAGE - Saint Nicolas des Eaux
We promise you that you will fall in love with Saint Nicolas des Eaux - one of the most delightful and picturesque villages in the whole of Brittany. Saint Nicolas des Eaux is the very heart of the stunning Blavet Valley where the local people have taken great pride in its appearance with a multitude of flowers adorning the river bank. Whilst staying at La Maison Magique you can abandon your car for the duration of your holiday, except for the occasional trip to the supermarket and the local markets to stock up. Fresh bread, croissants and pastries are available daily from the local bakery whose van comes daily to La Maison Magique car park.
Just a very short stroll from your front door you will find several welcoming riverside bars, restaurants and creperies, bicycle hire (at La Maison Magique), canoeing/kayaking and pedaloes. All the bars and restaurants have large outdoor terraces overlooking the river and eating and drinking is comparatively low cost. Early evening is a favourite time to sit and sip your wine and watch the world go by.
Next door to La Maison Magique is a large, recreational area available for visitors set in attractive gardens with picnic tables. Here you can relax and watch your children at play for a few hours. If you prefer to relax on your own patio or in the grounds of La Maison Magique there is a large lawned area and woodland leading to the towpath, this is a children's paradise.
At festival times in the summer there are open-air dances, fêtes and other open-air activities.
The river Blavet is wide, slow-moving and navigable, abounds with wildlife and is one of France's finest angling river, world renowned for its carp. Daily or period angling permits, are available. For full information, click on the fishing link.
This is a quiet spot for those seeking more placid activities such as birdwatching, sketching, walking, cycling, angling, canoeing, swimming, eating and drinking. Sports such as tennis, ten-pin bowling, golf, go-karting and quad biking are close at hand.