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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
Population2623 inhabitants
Density585 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureVannes (58 km, 49 min)
Insee code56091
IntercommunalityCC Ploërmel 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)
Forges de 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)
Pleugriffet11.9 km (14 min)
Cruguel12 km (17 min)
Lizio12.3 km (15 min)
Ploërmel12.3 km (12 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Monuments

Events and festivities

Race The Dirty Character

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Josselin (© Frantz)
Josselin (© Frantz)
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Rue des Vierges
Rue des Vierges
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Josselin (© Frantz)
Josselin (© Frantz)
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Historic Center of Josselin
Historic Center of Josselin
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Josselin (© Frantz)
Josselin (© Frantz)
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Notre-Dame du Roncier Basilica
Notre-Dame du Roncier Basilica
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Old houses
Old houses
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Josselin (© Frantz)
Josselin (© Frantz)
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Josselin Castle
Josselin Castle
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Josselin (© Frantz)
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Josselin (© Frantz)
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Josselin (© Frantz)
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Josselin (© Frantz)
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Josselin (© Frantz)
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Josselin (© Frantz)
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Josselin (© Frantz)
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Josselin (© Frantz)
Josselin (© Frantz)
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Josselin (© Frantz)
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Josselin (© Frantz)
Josselin (© Frantz)
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Josselin (© Frantz)
Josselin (© Frantz)
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Josselin (© Frantz)
Josselin (© Frantz)
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Josselin (© Frantz)
Josselin (© Frantz)
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Josselin (© Frantz)
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Fountain
Fountain
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Saint-Martin church and priory
Saint-Martin church and priory
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Saint-Martin church and priory
Saint-Martin church and priory
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Weather

Tuesday 7 december
Min. 3°C - Max. 12°C
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Wednesday 8 december
Min. 4°C - Max. 9°C
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Thursday 9 december
Min. 5°C - Max. 9°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
La Ferme du Monde animal park
Nature and the great outdoors6 € to 9 € Carentoir (37 km)
Cruise in the Gulf of Morbihan and islands
Nature and the great outdoors25 € Vannes (39 km)
Sea trip in the Morbihan Gulf and islands
Nature and the great outdoors29 € to 300 € Arradon (43 km)
Guided sea kayak ride in the Gulf of Morbihan
Sports sensations40 € Bono (45 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The valley of the Oust - Josselin
All-terrain bike itineraryEasy1h30Josselin
Cross circuit - Guillac
HikeIntermediate3h40Guillac (7.9 km)
The Tour of Lake Duke - Ploërmel
HikeIntermediate4h10Ploërmel (10.1 km)
Green Lane Ploërmel - ​​Guer
HikeEasy7h05Ploërmel (10.7 km)
Circuit of the Landes de Pinieux - Sérent
Mountain bike itineraryIntermediate1h20Sérent (14.6 km)

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