The 19 century church with its simple bell tower (without bell during the night) and its stained glass windows can be viewed from the rooms at Ti Forn.
Now a private house: the lime works, which can be seen from the road, were the main source of employment in the area. The extraction and exploitation of this unique local limestone known as ‘Faluns’ in Brittany, has greatly influenced the architecture of the region.
The Gallo-Roman archaeological site (dating to 1-4AD) is situated at the edge of the village where the Association “Pierres Vives” welcomes visitors all year round by appointment.
Alongside this, from May to September, every Sunday afternoon, guides show visitors around the site and exhibit treasures found at the villa.
The old railway line (cycle route 3) has become a popular walk for ramblers and for cyclists and links Dinard/St-Malo to the north with St-Méen to the south.
Cycle route n°3 [france velo tourisme]
A short distance in the direction of St-Méen leads you to the Château de Hac, a magnificently restored 15th century castle with its mediaeval gardens.
The castle opens its doors to visitors during the months of August and September
Still on the cycle route, in the direction of Dinard, you will find the old station house of the village of St André-des-Eaux.
A little further on, leads you to the Water Leisure lakes of Bétineuc (fishing, canoeing, beach, picnic, relaxation…) and dense woodland with a great varied birdlife.
Nearby, hidden in the woods are the romantic ruins of a 12th century church.
Evran is the nearest small town and is 4 kms from Le Quiou. The rivers “Linon” and “Rance” meet here and are crossed by the Canal d’Ille et Rance with its towpaths for walking and cycling. There are several shops here too (see Nearby Services).
Tréfumel, only 1,5 kms away, with its traditional stone build houses (pierre de jauge) has a beautiful 11th century church: l’église Ste Agnès.
St-Juvat, 5 kms away: an abundance of flowers, houses dating to the 17th and 18th centuries and a remarkable church.
St-Pern, 7 kms away, with its convent of the Sisters of the Poor enclosed by its magnificent stone walls and seen from afar by its prominent tower of St-Joseph.
Bécherel, 8 kms from Le Quiou, is a European “Book City” where there are more books than there are residents! It claims one of the highest points in Haute Bretagne (176m) and an exceptional view from the remains of the castle. A castle with a turbulent military history and bourgeoisie-style houses from different eras, many of which are now antique book stores and tea rooms.