Pleyben Forest


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In Brittany, between the Monts d’Arrée and the Black Mountains (Montagnes Noires), lies the Pleyben forest. From the forest, you can catch a glimpse of the Mont Saint-Michel, the highest point in Brittany (385 m).

The forest is made up of more than ten different species, including Vancouver fir, sycamore maple, wild cherry, Sitka spruce, chestnut, Douglas fir and red oak. There is also a wealth of biodiversity, with a river, two ponds below the plot, and five beehives.
These beehives were built by Pierre Douguet, the former owner, using wood from the forest, and were placed at the edge of the plot to allow small pollinating insects to work in hives built locally.

You will discover a place full of life that's populated by many species: Vancouver fir, maple, Sitka spruce, chestnut, Douglas fir, or red oak. Wild boars, roe deer, foxes and even ermine gleefully hide themselves in the nature there. From the forest, you can see Mont Saint-Michel of Brasparts, the highest point in Brittany (385 m). It dominates the Yeun Elez, an area of marshes and moors where, according to Breton legend, the Gate of the Underworld is located. Beware if you meet Lankou there: Death personified! Open to the public

PEFC Certification : : Yes

Adoption of management documents : Nov 5, 2018

Management turnaround : Jun 4, 2018

Forests : Temporarily closed to the public, the reopening is scheduled on 01/04


A photo of Pleyben Forest