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Long loop walk Bélon-Aven

Duration : 2hours This hike will take you from the Château du Bélon to the small cove of Goulet Riec, down the Bélon to the sea and then along the Aven to the cove of Goulet Riec. You will be able to admire the wild flora of the Bélon, its small port, the point open […]

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Published on: 5 February 2023  -  Filed under: Blog EN, Hiking

How are Bélon oysters grown?

In the calm, clear waters of the Bélon ria, a thousand-year-old tradition lives on. For centuries, the inhabitants of the region have carefully cultivated the famous flat oysters of Bélon, considered by gastronomes as the finest and most delicious in the world. It all starts with the selection of the most promising specimens. The spat […]

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Published on: 2 February 2023  -  Filed under: Blog EN, To be discovered

High speed internet to work or communicate from your guest room

Travelling is first and foremost a change of scenery, but it is also about sharing, with your family, sometimes far away, having to reconnect at work, a little, seeing a good film or a documentary in good conditions. At Kerbeleg, we do our best to provide you with a reliable and wireless internet connection during […]

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Published on: 1 February 2023  -  Filed under: Blog EN, Life at home

Discover our Brittany

Brittany, that jewel in the ocean, is a mysterious and fascinating destination with many secrets and wonders to discover. If you are looking for a thrilling adventure, come and explore this unique place, where nature, culture and gastronomy blend together to create an unforgettable experience. Brittany’s wild and rugged coastline is a sight to behold. […]

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Published on: 1 February 2023  -  Filed under: Blog EN, To be discovered

A day in the Middle Ages in Locronan, one of the “Most beautiful villages in France

Locronan is a historic and picturesque village in Finistère, Brittany, which offers a glimpse of the culture and architecture of the region. It has been classified as one of the “Most Beautiful Villages in France”. The village has a rich history linked to wool and dyeing, which made Locronan an important textile production centre in […]

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Published on: 31 January 2023  -  Filed under: Blog EN, To be discovered

What to choose between a cottage rental or a guest house near Pont-Aven?

Bed and breakfast and gites are both popular options for holidaymakers in the Pont-Aven area of Brittany. However, B&Bs offer a more personal and welcoming experience for holidaymakers. Local hosts are often experts on the area and can give advice on what to do and where to go, which is not always possible in a […]

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Published on: 31 January 2023  -  Filed under: Bed and Breakfast, Blog EN

The chess game

Discover this exciting game in Kerbeleg in a unique setting and atmosphere. “It was raining heavily, the drops hitting the windows of the mansion with hypnotic regularity. In the living room, by the fire, they sat facing each other, concentrating on their chess game. The flames crackled in the hearth, casting dancing shadows on the […]

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Published on: 24 January 2023  -  Filed under: Blog EN, Leisure activities in Kerbeleg

The Flying Squirrel (2022)

The house “Les Écureuils” was missing a little note of paint, so I chose this little flying animal to decorate the entrance to this cosy little nest a little differently(Acrylic on canvas: Flying Squirrel 75×100). Fabien @FRaveton The flying squirrel (or Pteromyini) is a family of rodents. They are known for their ability to glide […]

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Published on: 15 January 2023  -  Filed under: Blog EN, Paintings

The druids in Brittany, land of myths and legends

Fascination with death is a major trend in Breton culture, dating back to a civilisation before the Gauls. For thousands of years, a sinister marsh has been considered the entrance to the underworld in the centre of the peninsula. The gloomy character of these places and the habit of building graves certainly contributed to the […]

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Published on: 4 January 2023  -  Filed under: Blog EN, History and Heritage

Câline’s gingerbread

Each time she comes to Kerbeleg, Câline aux fourneaux treats us to a few delicacies or delicious “grandma’s” dishes for which she shares her secrets and tricks. As Christmas approaches, it is her legendary gingerbread, to be sliced thinly and toasted at the last minute to spread all kinds of terrines and aperitif mixtures on. […]

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Published on: 22 December 2022  -  Filed under: Blog EN, Recipes

1 year already, and so many stories shared!

In December 2021 we opened the Kerbeleg Bed and Breakfast after two years of renovation work. Today, looking back on the beginning of our adventure, we can hardly believe it… This first year has been magical! We are so happy to have met you, to have shared so many moments with all of you, our […]

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Published on: 8 December 2022  -  Filed under: Bed and Breakfast, Blog EN

Deer and other wildlife

Kerbeleg is situated in the middle of the Breton countryside. Wild animals of all fur and feathers roam and nibble there: roe deer, pheasants, tits, robins, green woodpeckers, wild boars… When the day breaks, and for those of you who like to listen to nature awaken, you may be lucky enough to marvel at the […]

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Published on: 6 December 2022  -  Filed under: Blog EN, Life at home

The gentle heat of the wood stove

Discover the charm of the flame of our cast iron wood stove in the heart of the fireplace of the old Kerbeleg bread oven. Its soft heat offers you a comforting sensation by its progressive radiation in the room. The wood we use comes from our property, is dried for several years to offer an […]

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Published on: 5 November 2022  -  Filed under: Blog EN

The land of standing stones “Men Zao”

In the 18th century, the territory of Névez experienced an unprecedented demographic boom. The local population’s need for food was increasing and farmers were struggling to speed up their production because of the presence of huge granite blocks in the middle of their fields. They tried to get the help of the stone cutters to […]

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Published on: 5 November 2022  -  Filed under: Blog EN, History and Heritage, To be discovered

The megalithic sites of Carnac

These stones are a group of megalithic sites around the village of Carnac. They were erected by the pre-Celtic peoples of Brittany and would have served a variety of functions, including burial places, temples and alignments related to astronomical events. The collection was built from the late Neolithic to the early Iron Age, around 4000 […]

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Published on: 3 November 2022  -  Filed under: Blog EN, History and Heritage, To be discovered

Aunt Véro’s Croc’annelles

Ingredients Recipe

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Published on: 3 November 2022  -  Filed under: Blog EN, Recipes

Aunt Véro’s risotto recipe

When aunt Véro comes to Kerbeleg, we sing, we dance, we swing, but it also smells good the greedy kitchen. Ingredients For 6 people: Recipe

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Published on: 3 November 2022  -  Filed under: Blog EN, Recipes

La recette de dal végétarien d’oncle BobUncle Bob’s vegetarian dal recipe

Uncle Bob, alias Louis Raveton… alias Mister Shwill (yes it’s really him) was in Brittany between two soaring or dancing compositions. A great opportunity to enjoy some delicious recipes, starting with his vegetarian dal. Ingredients For 8 people: Recipe

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Published on: 3 November 2022  -  Filed under: Blog EN, Recipes

Aunt Nana’s “Les ÉCUREUILS” Vegetarian Hazelnut Cake Recipe

A savoury companion to the Kerbeleg breakfasts, your Pic-Nic outings or your fireside aperitifs, this delicious recipe will delight young and old gourmets and rodents of all kinds… Ingredients Quantities to be adapted according to your desires of the moment, you can replace the hazelnuts by other types of nuts. Preparation 15min, for 5-6 persons: […]

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Published on: 2 October 2022  -  Filed under: Blog EN, Recipes

Recipe for Uncle Bernie’s Rainbow Vegetable Ingot

Bernard, who is visiting Kerbeleg, got into the kitchen for this refreshing vegetable cake. You can replace the goat cheese with coconut cream for the Vegan version. Ingredients Quantities and assortment of vegetables to be adapted according to your desires of the moment or of the season. 300 to 500 g of vegetables and two […]

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Published on: 28 August 2022  -  Filed under: Blog EN, Recipes

GR34 walk from Pont-Aven to Port Manech

This magical half-day hike requires a little preparation because it is long. Over 12 kms long, it follows the banks of the Aven through the undergrowth. You will discover a sublime fauna and flora, lunar landscapes at low tide. A mini-bus is available during the summer season from Port Manech to Pont-Aven and will pick […]

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Published on: 28 August 2022  -  Filed under: Blog EN, Hiking

KERBELEG: The Book

You will find in your room a book by Jean-Paul Piriou on the history of Kerbeleg through the centuries. (excerpt)… “THE MANOIRS : From the Middle Ages onwards, Brittany was covered with noble houses, the manors. Less fortified than castles, these solid buildings were also the centre of agricultural estates of varying sizes. Even today, […]

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Published on: 24 August 2022  -  Filed under: Blog EN, History and Heritage

Aunt Nana’s Salted Butter Caramel Cream Recipe

Aaaahhh… The good salted butter of Brittany! Discover this delicacy before a day’s walk on the coastal paths, or a sailing trip when the wind is full of sea spray and the sails are slapping. A sweet treat for breakfast on your slice of Uncle Fafa’s “Bee & Cicada” bread. Ingredients One jar of powdered […]

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Published on: 21 August 2022  -  Filed under: Blog EN, Recipes

Aunt Nana’s chilled tomato mousse recipe

Auntie Nana has prepared a refreshing little surprise for this scorching summer… A surprising reinvented version of gazpacho, but this time in the form of a mousse in which you can almost stick your spoon. Ingredients 3 ripe garden tomatoes 1 clove of garlic 1 teaspoon of honey (depending on your taste) 1/2 boursin cheese […]

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Published on: 29 July 2022  -  Filed under: Blog EN, Recipes

Kerbeleg : The history of our farmhouse

Kerbeleg (pronounced kerbélèk) This name dates from the beginning of the 20th century and refers to the house or village (kêr) of the priest (beleg) From the end of the 15th century to the present day Kerbeleg is a family house that has been in the family since 1962, when Fabien’s grandfather bought it. In […]

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Published on: 23 July 2022  -  Filed under: Blog EN, History and Heritage

Aunt Nana’s Bigouden amandines

Of course there are the unavoidable palets and galettes de Pont-Aven, but this little crunchy shortbread delicacy will make the little and big gourmets in the house put their hands in the pot until the last crumb of toasted almond… Ingredients 150g almond powder Slivered almonds (for decoration) 300g sugar 500g t55 flour 2 eggs […]

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Published on: 18 July 2022  -  Filed under: Blog EN, Recipes

The markets of our Breton villages

The charm of the village market remains a must during a stay in South Finistère. A place for open-air exchanges, you will find fresh produce, cold meats, cheeses, breads and pastries, flowers and plants, wines, clothes and accessories or local crafts. Come and meet rural Brittany, rich in tradition and character, as you stroll through […]

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Published on: 17 July 2022  -  Filed under: Blog EN, Good Addresses, To be discovered

Aunt Nana’s cherry & lavender jam

The delicate aroma of lavender wonderfully complements the taste of the fragile cherry. A real treat for breakfast on a slice of Uncle Fafa’s “Bee & Cicada” bread. Ingredients 1 kg of cherries 700 g jam sugar (confisuc) 1 generous handful of lavender flowers Recipe Pit the cherries Leave to macerate for one day in […]

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Published on: 16 July 2022  -  Filed under: Blog EN, Recipes

Suggested route for your day around Kerbeleg…

Here are some direct links to guide you to some beautiful places to discover around Kerbeleg, in the direction of Concarneau, but by the side roads: Pont-Aven A riverside walk and once a place of inspiration for painters, this timeless site reveals a magnificent, peaceful and poetic path. Leave your car at the port to […]

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Published on: 1 July 2022  -  Filed under: Bicycle, Blog EN, History and Heritage, To be discovered

Itinerant tourism: the big trend in South Finistère

The beauty and accessibility of Brittany are now an essential factor in its attractiveness at any time of the year. Its friendly village life, its leisure activities such as fishing, sailing, coastal walks and sea bathing invite you to discover the unsuspected charms of Brittany. Kerbeleg is part of the France Vélo Tourisme network and […]

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Published on: 1 July 2022  -  Filed under: Bed and Breakfast, Blog EN

From the Guilly bridge to the Bélon port

Duration: 2h30 round trip Leave your car at the car park at the bottom of the Bélon after the Guilly bridge. Just a three minute drive from Kerbeleg, explore the magnificent banks of this early ria of the Bélon through the undergrowth, which will take you to the picturesque little port of the same name. […]

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Published on: 30 June 2022  -  Filed under: Blog EN, Hiking

Small, bushy-tailed rodent or charming cottage?

Why did we call our new suite ‘The Squirrels’? The red squirrel, with its stocky body, adorable face and bushy tail, is the cutest little creature in our Breton forests. This doe-eyed rodent skirts around the undergrowth and moves from tree to tree. It survives successfully against its predators. A family of squirrels can have […]

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Published on: 22 June 2022  -  Filed under: Bed and Breakfast, Blog EN

Brittany “Farniente”

With the gentle breeze caressing your nostrils, you are immersed in a state of total relaxation. You close your eyes and enjoy this moment of absolute relaxation. Leave the chaos of the city and the worries of everyday life behind you. During your stay at Kerbeleg, discover the spellbinding weightlessness of nature. The Breton countryside […]

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Published on: 14 June 2022  -  Filed under: Blog EN, Life at home

The first rays of daylight are caressing the sienna-coloured walls…

The sun’s rays, reflecting off the Travertine floor, caress the Sienna-coloured wall of the living room to create raw and unique shadows. The morning air is crisp and fresh, and all of nature awakens with a sense of renewal, the birds singing fascinates me. These poetic shadows of the sunrise are a great inspiration for […]

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Published on: 6 June 2022  -  Filed under: Blog EN, Life at home

Le Minor : Vintage collection sweater 2001

@leminor.fr : “We met Verena & Fabien, at Kerbeleg, in the guesthouse they hold near Pont-Aven in Brittany. They have a special story with Le Minor, a brand they’ve been knowing and appreciating for many years. In the picture, Fabien is wearing a sailor jumper he bought more than 20 years ago in Guidel.”

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Published on: 6 June 2022  -  Filed under: Blog EN, Life at home

Monsieur Shwill

An evening at Kerbeleg is in turn a cosy atmosphere in front of the fireplace, joyful laughter during a table football-billiard-pingpong tournament, musical exchanges where each one of us picks up one of our instruments, guitar, clarinet, violin, trumpet, bass, djembe, cajun, piano or pushes a song. Some old remnants of a studious childhood or […]

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Published on: 30 May 2022  -  Filed under: Blog EN, Life at home

Aunt Nana’s ginger shortbread

Ginger is always a debatable ingredient in the kitchen… Peppery to some, or even ‘soap-like’ to others… I’m always amazed to discover that gourmets can bite into a block of soap, but hey. Come on, let’s not dawdle, children and gourmets of all ages are stamping their feet! Ingredients A nice ginger root 8g bicarbonate […]

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Published on: 30 May 2022  -  Filed under: Blog EN, Recipes

Accommodation for cyclists in Brittany, South Finistère

A few minutes from the city of painters of Pont-Aven, Kerbeleg guest house offers a unique rest for cyclists and cyclotourists. A home-made breakfast will be served at the time of your choice in this charming accommodation. Located 3kms from the V5 on the stretch between Moëlan-sur-Mer and Riec-sur-Bélon, the old 17th century farmhouse is […]

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Published on: 24 May 2022  -  Filed under: Bicycle, Blog EN

Aunt Nana’s ‘sweet and sour’ grape and cheese cookies

In the land of salted butter caramel, anything goes, so we’re having a bit of fun and you won’t be disappointed by this surprising mix for a crunchy cookie for your “11am or 4pm snack”. Ingredients 80g sultanas 120g grated emmental cheese (or other according to your taste) 8g bicarbonate of soda (1 teaspoon) 180g […]

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Published on: 18 May 2022  -  Filed under: Blog EN, Recipes

Aunt Nana’s strawberry & thyme jam

The subtle and discreet aroma of garden thyme enhances this classic strawberry jam with a hint of Provencal herb to brighten up your breakfast bread slices. A real delight with a dab of Breton salted butter on a slice of Uncle Fafa’s “Bee & Cicada” bread. Ingredients 1kg strawberries 800 g sugar 1 lemon 2 […]

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Published on: 7 May 2022  -  Filed under: Blog EN, Recipes

Aunt Nana’s orange & cinnamon jam

This delicious jam is a good substitute for classic orange marmalade or jelly. Mixing before cooling will allow it to develop a unique taste. A real treat for breakfast on a slice of Uncle Fafa’s “Bee & Cicada” bread. Ingredients 12 oranges for juice 2 lemons 1 litre of water 2 kg of sugar 1 […]

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Published on: 5 May 2022  -  Filed under: Blog EN, Recipes

From Kerbeleg to the port of Ros Bras by bike

Between Bélon and Aven For a nice half-day walk, discover the nearby world of Kerbeleg: The small Saint-Léger chapel overlooking the Bélon The small jetty facing the sun in front of the huitrières, at the intersection of the Bélon and the Dourdu The craft brewery of Riec “Le Grain du Ponant The Château du Bélon […]

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Published on: 2 May 2022  -  Filed under: Bicycle, Blog EN

From Kerbeleg to Pouldu by bike

By way of Doëlan This itinerary will take you to the surroundings of Le Pouldu, its beaches (including the Kerrou beach and its surf club) and will make you discover : The Bélon river (magnificent landscape of mud dunes at low tide) The small village of Moëlan-sur-mer (which is not ‘on’ the sea as its […]

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Published on: 30 April 2022  -  Filed under: Bicycle, Blog EN

From Kerbeleg to Kerascoët by bike

Through Pont-Aven This itinerary for a beautiful sunny day will allow you to discover, starting from Kerbeleg, some of the sights of our magnificent region by taking green paths: Chapel of Trémalo, City of the painters of Pont-Aven, Tide mill of Hénan, Rocks and bread oven of Kermeun, Village of thatched cottages of Kerascoët… Distance […]

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Published on: 30 April 2022  -  Filed under: Bicycle, Blog EN

Bed and Breakfast in South Finistère

Our guest rooms allow you to explore an authentic region of South Finistère. Pont-Aven and the beaches are only a few minutes away. The owners have restored this old 15th century farmhouse and manor house to offer you a comfortable stay. This prestigious stopover for your next holiday is located just eight minutes from the […]

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Published on: 25 April 2022  -  Filed under: Bed and Breakfast, Blog EN

The galleries of the city of painters of Pont-Aven

Only 8 minutes from Kerbeleg, discover the city of the painters of Pont-Aven, with its 60 art galleries. Since the arrival in 1865 of painters such as Gauguin, Sérusier or Bernard, at the origin of the Pont-Aven School, this city of artists is a little jewel between sea and countryside. Its small harbour, accessible by […]

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Published on: 24 April 2022  -  Filed under: Blog EN, To be discovered

The cosy comfort of linen

Linen is a natural fibre that has been used for centuries to produce household linen. Our duvet covers and pillowcases are made of linen to give you many benefits and a good night’s sleep. They are comfortable, the fabric is soft, breathable and cool in summer, yet warm in winter. Our duvet covers are used […]

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Published on: 24 April 2022  -  Filed under: Bed and Breakfast, Blog EN, Life at home

Tasting of Bélon oysters

The flat oysters of Bélon come from the Ria du Bélon. Taste them at sunset, served with a glass of white wine or a beer from Riec-sur-Bélon “Le Grain Du Ponant”. They will be a perfect aperitif for an unforgettable moment. Bélon oysters are one of the most sought-after seafood dishes in France. Flat in […]

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Published on: 24 April 2022  -  Filed under: Blog EN, To be discovered

Better than a hotel room?

Bed and breakfast rather than hotels is a popular choice for travellers who want to experience a home away from home. With renovated rooms, our bed and breakfast offers all the comforts of a hotel but with the personal touch of a bed and breakfast. You will receive the warm welcome you deserve and getting […]

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Published on: 24 April 2022  -  Filed under: Bed and Breakfast, Blog EN

The GR®34

The GR®34 is a walking route that stretches over 2000 kms from the south of Brittany to the north, and is one of the most popular long-distance paths in France. There are many sections of the GR®34 South Finistère around Riec-sur-Bélon, Moëlan-sur-Mer and Pont-Aven. You can find detailed information about these walks on this site. […]

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Published on: 23 April 2022  -  Filed under: Blog EN, Hiking