Récrénature and the forest of Villecartier
Récrénature is an outdoor recreational park located in the Villecartier forest.
It will welcome children and parents for beautiful adventures : tree climbing, miniature port and playgrounds are waiting there ! The forest is crossed by many hiking trails, leading you to discover many curiosities.
■ Récrénature, a family-friendly outdoor recreational park
Grouped around the pond of Villecartier, you will benefit from numerous leisure activities :
Watch out : leisure activites usually open to the public from April are still not allowed to open for the moment.
– The Parc des Grands Chênes (+33 (0)6 40 70 23 93) offers 8 tree-climbing courses, for all age from 5 years old and all levels. Hours of challenge are waiting for you in the oaks : zipline, suspended briges…
– The Miniature Port (+33 (0)6 40 79 96 04) offers you to become captain of one electrical boat on the pond.
– Horse Riding (+33 (0)6 07 80 70 23) for children, in the Villecartier forest, with the riding school of Les Sabots de Villecartier.
– The Toy Library “A vous de jouer” (+33 (0)6 43 23 90 03) is a place when you’ll find many toys and games to use on the spot.
You will also find playgrounds, a covered picnic place, picnic tables and the restaurant Le Moulin de la Forêt.
■ The forest of Villecartier
The Villecartier Forest is a magnificent high forest of beeches and oaks, a old royal forest of 1000 ha, vestige of the original forest which recovered all Armorique.
Before, the Forest welcomed coalmen, clog makers and other workers. Today, the forest is became a place for leisure and Nature. Following the hiking trails, you will discover its charm : the pond, the valley, some curiosities, little monuments and remarkable trees.
Watch out : one common part of these tours in the forest is altered by a wood cutting area and the marking is not visible any more. The map reading is essential in this area. This wood cutting is planned to provide to the forest a better future with climate change by interchanging beech trees for oak trees.
Before adventuring yourself in the forest, be careful about the hundings days, some saturdays and mondays between the end of September until the end of February : Hunting days in the forest of Villecartier 2020-2021