Ille Flottante unusual accommodation, la petite Madeleine in Hédé-Bazouges
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Unique experiences in Ille‑et‑Vilaine: let yourself be surprised!

Do you want to break away from routine? To share magical moments with your loved ones? Ille-et-Vilaine in Brittany is the perfect destination for unique experiences for a weekend or longer. If you thought it was all about eating in a crêperie and strolling along the beach, think again! Do you live in Ille-et-Vilaine? Get off the beaten track and discover your territory in a new light.


Discover Gallo-Breton games at Cârouj in Monterfil! Located in the middle of a meadow, this leisure park offers over 60 traditional Breton games in a friendly atmosphere. With odd-sounding names, such as Pitao, Rondelig, sabot pendu or Pouches, many of these games are even unfamiliar to locals! It’s the perfect place for a bit of fun with family or friends.

Do you want to continue your immersion in Breton culture? Learn how to use the “billig” crêpe maker like a true crêpe chef at l’atelier de la crêpe in Saint-Malo. This international crêpe-making school proposes half-day discovery workshops in small groups. On the menu: sharing and indulgence!


Do you have trouble sleeping? Let yourself be lulled by the lapping water… Spend a night on the water in Ille-et-Vilaine. Between Saint-Malo and Mont-Saint-Michel, sleep in one of the Ormes raft houses. Hop on board this unusual accommodationThese prettily decorated wooden huts are eco-buildings that float on the lake.  Drift away for a night amidst nature! With nothing but candles to light your cabin, you’ll feel wonderfully cut off from the world… Rest assured though: a rope connects you to the shore.

Another atmosphere on the Ille-et-Rance canal awaits you in a comfortable barge.

Do you feel like you’re a real sailor? Set off on a cruise lasting several days off the Emerald Coast. With Étoiles Marines, hop on board exceptional yachts.

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It’s Sunday and you want to treat yourself to a Sunday brunch. Head to Le Magic Hall, an arty hotel with a unique atmosphere in the centre of Rennes for a delicious all-you-can-eat brunch. It offers sweet and savoury food, all home made, to be enjoyed comfortably in a large armchair. Located inside a former arthouse cinema, this three-star establishment – which is also a recording studio – offers an unusual universe entirely dedicated to the entertainment world with rooms on the theme of dance, music, etc. The incredible decoration deserves specific mention. If your children have a vivid imagination, they will love it!


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A festive city par excellence, the Breton capital is famed for its exciting night-life. Are you looking for originality? Pretend you’re a Canadian lumberjack and try axe-throwing at Frères Jack! Sip a craft beer in a Canadian chalet atmosphere while you try this genuine sport.

Do you want a unique experience? Try to find the Speakeasy Bar secret cocktail bar. Where is it? You have to solve the mystery!


Do you have a head for heights? Here is a little mix of activities guaranteed to create some excitement! An excellent indoor activity to enjoy as a family, couple or with friends is climbing. In Rennes, in Ille-et-Vilaine, there are many places for novice or experienced climbers, such as Modjo with its huge bear for bloc climbing, or The Roof, a climbing house in the the former hospital in the centre of Rennes. In addition, there is a wall that children can access from the age of 3.

Is Top Gun your favourite film? Go to AviaSim and its flight simulator to pretend you’re a pilot in the cockpit of an Airbus A320. Sensations guaranteed!

At dusk, enjoy a gastronomic dinner in the trees in the park of Château des Pères before sleeping peacefully in a house suspended 10 metres off the ground, not far from Brocéliande at the Manoir de l’Alleu.


A white sandy beach, turquoise water, a rock in the middle of the see… Is it the Caribbean? No, it’s Cézembre Island, a 20-minute boat ride away from Saint-Malo. Virtually uninhabited, the island has one restaurant where you can enjoy lunch on the water’s edge. A beautiful escapade with an exceptional view of Saint-Malo. You can also take a picnic for this unforgettable day.