Welcome to Forêt de Paimpont
Legendary for being the site of Brocéliande – the place where King Arthur received his magic sword, Excalibur, from the Lady of the Lake – the bewitching Paimpont Forest is about 40km southwest of Rennes. This is also the magical forest where the Lady entombed the mythical wizard Merlin (his tomb can be found here to this day). Although some dispute the link between Paimpont and the mythical Brocéliande, Paimpont is an enchanting setting all the same and, with its local stories and themes focusing on those medieval tales, the place hums with mystery.
The best base for exploring the forest is the lakeside village of Paimpont and having a car is the best way to go.