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France - Plelauff (Côtes D’Armor)
By:The International TEFL Corporation (TITC) - TEFL / TESOL Courses with Certification

Set in a beautiful rural location, the TEFL International school in France is based in Plelauff, Côtes D’Armor. The training centre is in fact a collection of buildings used for entertainment/leisure and academic purposes. The main building houses the bedrooms, basic but comfortable, which can range from a single room to dormitory-style accommodation. There are writing tables and wardrobes in the rooms. Bathroom facilities, of a pleasant standard, are shared.

There is a kitchen in the same building which can be used, at a small cost, for self-catering purposes, or meals can be provided on request. The teaching room and office area lie at the heart of the complex, literally a few seconds from the bedrooms. There is a lounge-cum-tv room and outside there are horses stables, the facility also being an equestrian centre. Riding lessons are available for an additional charge.

A small path leads up from the Centre to a minor road. Turning left down this you can reach the village of Plelauff which is 800 metres away. Scenic views abound of open land and fields - the area is 100%agricultural - although houses are dotted around. After a few minutes you come to the council building or mairie. A right turn and a 5- minute stroll down the lane will lead to the Nantes-Brest Canal path (thought to be the brainchild of Napoleon Bonaparte and built in the 19th century) where you can either walk, run or cycle to your hearts content at virtually any time of year.

The TEFL International course in France is in Plelauff, a scenic French village bordering the renowned Nantes-Brest Canal in the Cotes-d'Armor. It lies in central Brittany not far from the region's rugged coastline, steep cliffs and numerous delightful, medieval towns.

Plelauff is an ideal spot simply because it is so central to everything. A charming, peaceful little village designed to truly help you get away from it all, it nonetheless offers a significant number of attractions.

Nearby villages include Gouarec and Plougernevel while the closest towns are Rostrenen (a 10-minute drive), historic Pontivy (20 minutes) and the slightly more distant St Brieuc (40 minutes) which stages the popular Breton rock festival in summer, and is the nearest main line train station.

The village of Plelauff has a friendly bar, a church, and the Notre-Dame-de-la-Croix Chapel while nearby leisure activities include walking, cycling on road or along the 364-kilometre-long Canal Path, fishing in the same canal, quad biking in Caurel (a 10-minute drive), horse-riding and international dance classes at the Camina Centre; there is a cinema, shops and restaurants in Rostrenen, tenpin bowling and go-karting all under one roof in Carhaix, as well as golf in the same location (a 20-minute drive).

Local French cuisine is of a high standard; there are 2 excellent creperies close at hand, 1 in nearby Gouarec the other not much further away in Bon Repos, the site of an ancient Abbey and scene of regular events throughout the year; an excellent pizzeria, also in Gouarec; and a large number of eateries either en route or in such spots as Carhaix.

Lake Guerledan, a stone's throw from Plelauff, is a must in summer - apart from lazing around on a beach, you can jet ski, water ski, sail, pedallo, or try your hand at mini-golf. It is also, like many spots in the area, ideal for a winter stroll before you end up in a bar with a roaring fire!

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