Between Douarnenez and the Pointe du Raz in the heart of Cape Sizun, between sea and river Mahalon offers a unique approach in rural areas. Mahalon unfolds according to its trails, ponds and its mills, chapels and manors, woods and meadows, clavaires, fountains and mills.
Green holiday village in bloom (national label), it offers many activities: leisure (free entrance), Breton games area, finding expertise, outdoor activities, hiking tours, mountain biking, equestrian center, entertainment Regular (Flower Festival, Festival of Hortensia, the Rando-Health and the famous world championship race in beds on wheels that has mediated the town).
Mahalon (900 inhabitants, haverfordwest) is a rural-oriented basic farm (thirty farms, dairy and swine). The town is in full development (population growth of 8% over the last 5 years).
The local culinary specialty is kouing of fat, a cake dough (different kouing amann) which has the reputation of Mahalon. It is now produced year-round.
Church St. Magloire: the Romanesque period. It houses one of the first monuments of the Renaissance in Brittany. Recessed into the wall north aisle, a "enfeu" (niche) is hosting the 16th century monument. This enfeu was walled up, probably during the Revolution and was found quite by chance during restoration of the church in 1911.
Chapel of St. Peter, a religious building of the 16th century.
Poulguidou Pond (35 acres), "a remarkable link in the chain linking floristic and ecological wetlands and shorelines to those inside. The wealth of botanical and ornithological site is attested by the presence of rare and protected species: the Drosera rotundifolia and intermedia (two carnivorous plants), Spirit of Summer (orchid), butterwort of Portugal, rhyucaspore white whorled illicèbre for plant species, little grebe, terns, herons, egrets gazettzs including for birds.
Valley Goyen: Mahalon village is located on the hillside of the valley Goyen river which rises on the plateau Ploneïs to empty into the sea Audierne. At 35 km, the river meanders through woods and meadows in the heart of unspoilt nature. Deep valley, it becomes ria between green banks from Bridge Cross: Goyen widens until high tide to become a small inland sea.
Valley of Frout and 6 mills.
Leisure: Leisure green base of 2 ha in the village center with playground for children, area picnic, play area of traditional Britain, floral area (collections of camellias and roses).
1st weekend of July: Festival of the Hydrangea. Exhibition of over 350 varieties of hydrangea, a plant-symbol of Britain. Floristry. Gardening workshops.
July 14: Festival of the Unusual. World Championship race in beds on wheels. Challenge du Finistère racing pedal cars. Unusual world records to beat. Street entertainment. Picnic. Concert. Popular dance.
1st weekend of September: Rando Health (walking, cycling, mountain biking). 2000 participants. Carrefour Health (exhibitions, conferences). Cooking classes balanced. Music. Kids.
"The Road to Discovery" theme tourist operation (July-August), the "Discovery Paths" combines technical visits (cider, farm, bakery, horse farm) and outdoor activities (hiking and biking tours , introduction to traditional games of Britain, introduction to fishing in the river) offers a daily activity 7 days on 7.
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
La Pointe du Raz, Grand Site de France.
La Pointe du Van.
Pont-Croix, a small town character.
The Mill at Keriolet Beuzec or training.
The fishing port of Poulgoazec.
The prehistoric site of Menez-Dregan in Plouhinec.
The Ports-shelters Cape Sizun.
The Port of Douarnenez Museum.
The Country Bigouden.
Locronan, one of the most beautiful villages of France.