Josselin

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

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TownJosselin
Insee code56091
Postcode56120
Latitude47.9538300
Longitude-2.5464270
AltitudeFrom 32 to 93 meters
Surface4.48 km²
Population2623 inhabitants
Density585 inhabitants/km²

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National labelsGuégon at 2.3 km
Chief townVannes (at 58 km, 49 min)La Croix-Helléan at 3.3 km
DepartmentMorbihanSaint-Servant at 4.9 km
RegionBrittanySearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

Charm and harmony define this Little City of Character. Flower city with a preserved natural heritage and architectural treasures, Josselin lives to the rhythm of its cultural and sporting events.

Milestone on the road of the Dukes of Brittany, Josselin was founded in the 11th century by Viscount Porhoet. Today, according to wander its narrow streets and discover its many houses with wood sides immerse you in history, as written in the beautiful stone of the Basilica of Our Lady of Bramble, a high-places of pilgrimage in Britain. The Chateau des Ducs de 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 momentum with its business and craft industries, its weekly market, its parks, its water stopped, his journey of discovery of heritage, hiking trails , festivals and exhibitions.

Many events punctuate life josselinaise. The cultural center hosts dance, theater, music and lectures during the winter season. A dynamic power of associations (70 associations) produces cultural events and various sports. During the summer, Josselin is bustling with outdoor performances: the Festiv'été free 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.


SIGHTSEEING

Basilica of Our Lady of Bramble and its bell tower (free access of April to November ).

Château des Ducs de Rohan.

Dolls Museum.

Houses with wood sides.

Circuit heritage interpretation.

3D Virtual Tour of Josselin the 16th century.

Circuit " Over the water".

Walk along the canal from Nantes to Brest.

Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Josselin
MonumentsBasilica Notre-Dame-du-Roncier,   Castle of Josselin,   Chapel Sainte-Croix,   Church Saint-Martin,   Fountain of La Vierge,   House Morice,   Private Mansion of Aumont,   Wayside Cross of La chapelle Sainte-Croix

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

July 14: Medieval Festival Josselin - the meeting place of Josselin ( biennially in even years ).

Festiv'été : Musical entertainment every Wednesday this summer.

Theatre Festival of ADEC56 the third weekend of May.

" On weekends the Chapel " : Exhibition of contemporary art, concerts, shows every weekend in July and August in the Holy Cross Chapel. Meet the artists.

City tour with Mrs. Why How : Discover the fun Josselin city and its history with the family along with a wacky character Mrs. Why How. Every Tuesday and Thursday during the summer.


ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Cruguel : Commune of the rural heritage of Britain to discover Picouras Trail ( hiking trail 7 km).

Guillac : Circuit heritage interpretation, tour of the plant, the Pillar of Thirty. Karting "Elite Karting " (open all year).

Guégon : Mini -golf at Domaine de Kerelly (18 holes). Open from April to September.

Circuit "Discovering chapels " in the country Josselin.

Circuit "I was knighted Combat of Thirty " in the country Josselin.

Lizio : The Living Museum, The World of Scrapper Poet, The Insectarium.

Interpretive trail Canal from Nantes to Brest ( St. Congard Forges ).

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Farm animal discovery tourCulture and education4 €Saint-Servant (8.2 km)
Guided tour by mountain bike, foot or kayakNature and the outdoors50 €Saint-Marcel (19.5 km)
Parachute jump in Saint-Malo BaySports sensations245 €Monterblanc (29 km)

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PHOTOS

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WEATHER

Saturday 25 October
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Min. 4°C - Max. 16°C
Sunday 26 October
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Min. 2°C - Max. 18°C
Monday 27 October
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Min. 5°C - Max. 22°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantLe Roi Arthur  
8.7
Ploërmel
DIVING IN HISTORY - Want to live a short break or a meal a true tale legend? You make the choice to Arthur, Lancelot, Merlin Morgana or even? Filez Ploermel, not far from the forest...
Located 10.2 km from Josselin38 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Petit Keriquel  
9.4
La Chapelle-Caro
A few steps from the forest Brocéliande, famous for Forest Merlin, Little Keriquel itself is an enchanting place. Housed in an old building in Brittany, this hotel restaurant offers...
Located 13.5 km from Josselin25 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantAu Relais du Porhoet  
8.5
Guilliers
Located in a picturesque and enchanting, not far from the forest Brocéliande, the Relais du Pohroet opens its doors. Soak up the tranquility and the exquisite charm of this place, the...
Located 14.4 km from Josselin21 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 4 bedroomsStudios d'hôtes de kergonan    
10
Elven
Your studio awaits guests in a region rich in heritage and colors. A subtle harmony between earth and sea. The Gulf of Morbihan, the quiet estuaries and mudflats will charm you sleepy....
Located 23 km from JosselinFrom 59 € to 69 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsChambres d'hôtes Ti-Ar-Lann    
9.3
Elven
We welcome in our two rooms furnished with care for your well being in a quiet and green setting. We are located at 20 Mn from Vannes and the entrance to the Gulf of Morbihan. We offer:...
Located 23 km from JosselinFrom 60 € to 65 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Chalet for 2 personsCabane insolite, la Baricane   NEW
Le Roc-Saint-André
Located in a small wood in a small Breton campsite, our Baricanes, wooden and roundness delight you. Hobbits huts or Goblins, depending on your imagination. Come spend two nights or...
Located 12.5 km from JosselinFrom 290 € to 550 € per week 
House for 3 personsLe Sureau
Pleugriffet
Britain center, about 50 minutes from Vannes and St Brieuc, 15 mins from Josselin and Pontivy, 30 mins Forest Dark Forest and Quénécan, 8 km from Réguiny with shops, restaurant, pool,...
Located 15.6 km from JosselinFrom 230 € to 330 € per week 
House for 2 personsLa bruyère
Crédin
Independent house situated at the farm, 3 km from the nearest shops. Valves and St Brieuc are about 50 mns. Carnac and Quiberon about 1 hour. The Canal from Nantes to Brest is 2 km...
Located 16 km from JosselinFrom 220 € to 280 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
53 places over 4,5 haDomaine de kerelly    
9.3
Josselin
Kerelly the field, with 55 pitches including 11 mobile homes welcomes you along the canal from Nantes to Brest. Located 2 km from the castle of Josselin, easily accessible to all, join...
Located in JosselinFrom 14 € to 16 € per day 
33 places over 1,5 haCamping des Cerisiers    
8.8
Josselin
Small and quiet campsite in the wilderness. Close to the Nantes-Brest Canal and GR37. Located in the heart of Brittany and take advantage of all its charms: the Gulf of Morbihan and...
Located in JosselinFrom 12 € to 14 € per day 
100 places over 2,7 haCamping La Vallée du Ninian    
7.6
Taupont
Murielle and Stéphane welcome you in the heart of Brittany, land of legends, near the forest of Brocéliande. In the land of Merlin, fairies and elves, knights of the Round Table invite...
Located 5.9 km from JosselinFrom 12.30 € to 16.20 € per day 

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HOTELS

Hôtel Restaurant Du Château - Hotel in JosselinHôtel Restaurant Du Château     
8.2
Josselin
Situated on the banks of the River Oust, facing Rohan Castle, Hotel-Restaurant du Château offers charming accommodation and free Wi-Fi. Guestrooms are equipped with a modern en suite...
Located in JosselinRoom from 70 €
Au Relais de l'Oust - Hotel in JosselinAu Relais de l'Oust  
Josselin
Set on the Nantes-Brest Canal, in the heart of Brittany, Au Relais de l'Oust is a hotel just 3 km from Josselin Castle. You can relax with a drink from the bar, enjoy the park or rent...
Located in JosselinRoom from 58 €
Hotel Du Roi Arthur - Hotel in JosselinHotel Du Roi Arthur     
8.3
Ploërmel
Hotel Du Roi Arthur is located on the edge of Lac au Duc, a 20-minute drive from Vannes and The Gulf of Morbihan. It has a heated indoor swimming pool and a spa area with a hot tub,...
Located 10.1 km from JosselinRoom from 128 €

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Qualys-Hotel & Spa Vannes
Located 3 km from the historic centre of Vannes, Qualys-Hotel Vannes is set in the west of the city in an area with many restaurants, a cinema and several...
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