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Josselin

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Josselin - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Morbihan
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Charm and harmony define this Little City of Character. City flower, with a preserved natural heritage and architectural treasures, Josselin lives to the rhythm of cultural and sporting events.

Crucial step on the road of the Dukes of Brittany, Josselin was founded in the eleventh century by the Viscount of Porhoët. Today, stroll through its narrow streets and discover its many timber-framed houses immerse you in history, as written in the beautiful stone of the Basilica of Our Lady of Bramble, one of the high-places of pilgrimage in Brittany. The castle of the Dukes of Rohan rears its imposing medieval facade above the Ust channeled.

Josselin currently 2458 people and wants to associate a certain sweetness of life and a real dynamism with its commercial and craft activities, its industries, its weekly market, its parks, its nautical halt, its heritage discovery trail, its hiking trails, festivals and exhibitions.

Many events punctuate the life josselinaise. The "Cultural Center" hosts dance, theater, music and lectures during the winter season. A dynamic associative current (70 associations) generates various cultural and sports activities. During the summer season, Josselin is boiling with outdoor performances: free Festiv'été every Wednesday evening, but also exhibitions, concerts in the Basilica and Sacred Music Festival each summer.

The city has schools well equipped, efficient and diversified primary vocational school. A leisure center, governed by the Community of Communes, offers entertainment for children every Wednesday and during school holidays.

The city also boasts a health center with several health professionals, a local hospital, a home for elderly housing and emergency services.

Geographical information

MunicipalityJosselin
Postcode56120
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Latitude47.9538300 (N 47° 57’ 14”)
Longitude-2.5464270 (W 2° 32’ 47”)
AltitudeFrom 32m to 93m
Surface area4.48 km²
Population2607 inhabitants
Density581 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureVannes (58 km, 49 min)
Insee code56091
IntercommunalityCC Josselin Communauté
DepartmentMorbihan
RegionBrittany

Nearest cities & towns

La Croix-Helléan4.1 km (9 min)
Guégon4.1 km (8 min)
Saint-Servant6.1 km (9 min)
Helléan6.7 km (11 min)
La Grée-Saint-Laurent6.9 km (11 min)
Lanouée8.3 km (13 min)
Lantillac8.9 km (12 min)
Guillac9.4 km (12 min)
Saint-Malo-des-Trois-Fontaines10.4 km (14 min)
Mohon11.7 km (13 min)
Les Forges11.9 km (14 min)
Pleugriffet11.9 km (14 min)
Cruguel12 km (17 min)
Lizio12.3 km (15 min)

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Weather

Thursday 8 december
Min. 15°C - Max. 15°C
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Friday 9 december
Min. 15°C - Max. 15°C
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Saturday 10 december
Min. 14°C - Max. 14°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Horse Riding in the Brocéliade Forest
Nature and the great outdoors40 € Tréhorenteuc (18.5 km)
Horse Riding & Picnic in the Brocéliade Forest
Entertainment80 € Tréhorenteuc (18.5 km)
Interactive Visit of the Brocéliande Door of Secrets
Culture and education7 € Paimpont (29 km)
Tandem skydiving from a helicopter
Sports sensations280 € to 290 € Monterblanc (29 km)
Sea trip in the Morbihan Gulf and islands
Nature and the great outdoors29 € to 50 € Arradon (43 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Lindeul Trail molac
HikeIntermediate3h50Molac (26 km)
Langroëz Trail la vraie-croix
HikeEasy3h00La Vraie-Croix (30 km)
Rochefort-en-terre trail
HikeEasy2h35Rochefort-en-Terre (32 km)
Butte du Dran loop
HikeEasy3h30Guer (33 km)
Oyon Valley loop
HikeIntermediate4h45Guer (33 km)

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