The Valley of the Léguer

An unspoilt paradise for anglers and walkers

The Léguer, one of the most beautiful rivers in Brittany, has recently been awarded the European ‘Wild Rivers’ label

Nature activities, a unique architectural heritage, waymarked trails for walkers, horse riders and cyclists all make it worth spending time to explore here.

The Vallée du Léguer is particularly unspoilt, and will delight all nature-lovers. It now holds the European ‘Wild Rivers’ label, and is classified as a Natura 2000 site in recognition of its remarkable natural heritage.

A favourite destination for walkers, horse riders and cyclists, the marked trails lead you along the river banks, through woodland and forest. The Station VTT du Léguer mountain-biking centre offers 200 kilometres of signposted trails for riders of all levels.

Not far from Belle-Isle-en-Terre, the site of the former Vallée paper mills and Kernansquillec dam are fine examples of local industrial heritage, and today provide a venue for walkers, exhibitions and the performing arts. At the edge of Coat-an-Noz forest lies the village Loc-Envel, pretty as a picture and a step back in time.

Classed as a ‘river for migratory fish’, a favourite spot for fly-fishing, the Léguer is one of the most famous rivers in France for fishing salmonids, and is renowned for the fighting spirit of its wild fish. The ‘Pêche Passion’ marked path at Kernansquillec will give you a taste of the ideal conditions for fly-fishing.

Choose from the many fun activities offered by the Maisons Nature visitor centre to discover all about the richness and diversity of our natural heritage.