The Blavet Valley is a remote region of Morbihan, Brittany, France, about 104 miles (167 km) northwest of Nantes, France. Please note that while there are no designated stargazing areas, the valley is accessible by the public year-round and offers secluded biking and walking trails, streams, picnic areas and more, with wide open night skies suited for gazing; the EarthSky friend who recommended this entry says “it has very little, if any, light pollution. At night, when there is a clear sky, it is breathtakingly beautiful.” Named after the river that flows through it, the Blavet Valley is one of Morbihan’s hidden gems. The area is known for its historic chapels, living history museums, Breton horses and outdoor activities. Even camping is available within the region. For more information, please visit online.
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