The forest

Marque Bretagne

FROM THE REAL FOREST OF PAIMPONT TO THE MYTHICAL FOREST OF BROCÉLIANDE

The Paimpont forest is at the heart of much economic and tourist activity: forestry, fishing, hunting, hiking and cycling.

Classified as a natural area of interest for ecology, flora and fauna, it is an exceptional site for the conservation of plant and animal species. Despite a hostile soil where stone and red schist abound, ancient trees have taken root… both in the soil and in the rich imagination of the lands inhabitants.

Many wonders are associated with this renowned forest. The little people of the forest thrive here (dwarf-like spirits also known as korrigans or poulpicans, fairies, witches…). Mischievous and cunning, they trace your every step especially when you stumble…

Also, since the Middle Ages, a number of fountains in the forest have been known for their lifesaving, magical or evil powers. Their renown goes well beyond the borders of Armorica and has inspired many great authors of chivalric romance. Many Arthurian feats take place in the realm of the mythical forest of Brocéliande.