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Woods surrounding Paimpont purported by legend to be King Arthur's realm.

Woods surrounding Paimpont purported by legend to be King Arthur's realm.

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Weird... but also some lovely woods

Paimpont itself is very small with a beautiful lake that you can walk along. This is the Hippie capital of Brittany we felt with many dreads, mohawks, and balloon style trouser... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2014
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Mayfield, United Kingdom
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Mayfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 August 2014

Paimpont itself is very small with a beautiful lake that you can walk along. This is the Hippie capital of Brittany we felt with many dreads, mohawks, and balloon style trouser folk! Really consists of just one street. The forests around the area have some really beautiful woods but Merlin and the Fountain of Youth.... well a few stones and... More 

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Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

Over rated, dull, no wildlife to see. Wish we hadn't wasted half a day of our precious holiday visiting it.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 27 October 2012

La Forêt de Paimpont is also known as the forest of Brocéliande, where supposedly King Arthur at one time residedand where Merlin was supposedly buried. Walking through this forest will introduce anyone to the legends associated with Merlin. The lady of the lake who had kept Merlin imprisoned, the fountain of youth (It doesn't work, believe me!) and Merlin's supposedly... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 11 October 2012

A truly beautiful forest, but not one to lose your wits in. Paths criss-cross, disappear or merge together and the lack of easily identifiable signage can make hiking here somewhat stressful. Closely linked with Arthurian legends (romantically, rather than historically), Paimpont forest is wonderfully atmospheric, particularly once the peak tourist season is over. Visit the tourist information centre in any... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 14 July 2012

It's a big forest full of legends about King Arthur and Merlin. It contains, amongst other things Merlins Tomb and the Fountain of Youth. The former owner Poingnand, begining of the 19e century, was convinced that Merlin really existed and called the megalith he found Merlins Tomb The fountain of Youth was used in the time of the Celts as... More 

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