A Thriving Sporting Community
There is a thriving sporting community in Brittany, especially for rugby and football.
Rugby is ever-growing in Brittany with Vannes up in the National Pro D2 second division and there are many clubs here wanting to host junior rugby touring sides. Centre Le Page has already hosted a number from under 10’s to colts and also has hosted training camps for Côtes d’Armor, the local Département as well as hosting Ariège Département from the South.
Within 25 minutes of us is Pleudihen, the home of the exciting annual:
EUROPOUSSINS Under 10 International Football Tournament:
- French qualifying April
- International Finals June
This tournament is literally the future of European football.
In April Europoussins brings together two French qualifying tournaments with the region of Brittany on the Sunday, preceded by the rest of France on the Saturday. Each of these qualifiers produce 3 teams which enter the international tournament in July with the big boys which in previous years included Liverpool, Manchester United, Anderlecht, PSG, Porto, Juventus, Borussia Dortmund, Chelsea, Standard Liege, Lokomotive Moscow, Spurs and Fulham
Dinan/Quevert hosts the French National champion club at rink (roller) hockey which is fast and furious just like the version on ice! Football and other sports opposition is available.
Walkers or cyclists can take one of our packed lunches on many interesting routes on the national Rando Accueil website, with Centre Le Page as base. These include our local Chateau de Hac, Le Quiou’s Gallo-Romain Villa, access to the prehistoric paleontology when our village was at the bottom of the Mer des Faluns which separated Finistère from France.
Within walking distance of our centre, guests can engage in water sports (sailing and canoeing) on Bétineuc lake and beach rugby or beach volleyball on the man-made beach there with life guards present in July and August.
For recreational cycling Centre Le Page is particularly well-equipped. Le Quiou is on the national ‘Voie Verte’ V3 or green way between Plouasne and Dinard (an old railway line). Evran, close by, lies on the V2, on the Ille et Vilaine canal section between Rennes and Dinan, with the Vieux Port of Dinan being an hour’s easy cycling away. We have a number of routes near us within the Rando Accueil national network as well as many walking routes.
In 2008 the Tour de France passed by Centre le Page in Le Quiou and in July 2013 we watched the 100th Tour in Le Hinglé close by. Our hall is secure for cycles and a rack is available for maintenance.
For mere mortals in June we have the newly founded Tour de Rance Vintage nearby in Calorguen – multiple levels of cycling from serious to social, and all on vintage bikes made before 1990.
For canoeists, as well as the Canal and the Rance River nearby, we also have a Viking settlement at St Suliac which is accessible only by canoe, at low tide.
And of course indoors we have the games hall with badminton, table tennis, bar football pool table and whiteboard for coaching. The village football field is close by with Breton boules just across the village square.