Welcome, Bienvenue, Bienvenido


Le Clos du Tay


Bed and Breakfast, Gastronomic Dining, Gîtes/Holiday Cottages


Tel : 33 (0) 2 99 08 04 25
Caroline and Didier Le Douaron -
Le Tay 56200 La Gacilly Morbihan Brittany France


Bed and Breakfast

Les chambres d'hôtes

Habitaciones de Huespedes

Gastronomic Dining

La Table d'hôtes

Mesa de huespedes

Our three Gîtes

Nos trois Gîtes 

Los très Albergues

The Animals

Les animaux


Donkey treks

Location d'ânes

Alquiler de burros

Surrounding Area

Les environs

A los alrededores

Contact us

Contactez nous


The Tay news

Les Actuali Tay

El periodis Tay




How to get here

Plan d'accès

Plano de acceso


Clévacances labelled

B&B*** & **      Gîte **

ancv : We accept Chèque-Vacances

Recommended in  

The Guide du Routard
2006 2007 2008 2009
Bretagne Sud & listed in the Déclic publication: Maisons d'hôtes coup de cœur en Bretagne


1er Prix du Fleurissement « Hébergements Touristiques »


Awarded 1st prize for

"Tourist Accommodation

 in Bloom"

and 1st prize for "Houses in Bloom" by the La Gacilly "Comité du Fleurissement"****

2008 / 2009
La Gacilly is one of the 200 towns and villages in France with a "4 flower" rating

Disabled tourism label (for 3 disabilities) for the Ardoisine Gîte

Le Clos du Tay was awarded the  Clef Verte label for 2009 following a jury meeting on 21 November 2008. This followed an application procedure that began in 2007, gathering force during 2008. The Clef Verte evaluation team carried out a number of visits and studied our case. The award is granted and reassessed every year, with the label addressing seven areas of environmental responsibility.

For more information, see the PDF document below (in French)

Le label Clef Verte



Welcome to our Bed and Breakfast and Gîtes in southern Brittany


Welcome to our countryside manor house, 1.5km from the village of La Gacilly and 13km north of Redon (with TGV services).  You will find a host of attractions nearby, such as the Nantes - Brest canal, the Vilaine river, the “Ile aux Pies” and the Paimpont and Brocéliande forests.  The sea and the Morbihan gulf are only 45 minutes away.  


La Gacilly, situated in Morbihan, the department between Ille et Vilaine and Loire Atlantique, is an ideal base for discovering Brittany and its charms.


Bed and Breakfast


Our Breton manor house is a former Templar inn, cited in ancient documents of the bishop of Vannes as the “Tay Inn” or “Tay Hotel”.  It dates from 1527 and served as an important resting place for Breton battalions in days gone by.


This very old part of the manor house is home to our charming bed and breakfast, with its beautifully decorated rooms - each with their own private en-suite bathroom - and traditional furniture.


Guests are welcome to use the lounge area, where you can find games for all the family, a TV, a video and a DVD player, as well as a selection of books and magazines.


This vast living area (45m²) also has its very own mini “tourist office”, where you can consult a variety of tourist brochures on the surrounding areas and current events, walking and mountain-biking maps and routes, and bridle paths.  You can also consult maps of Morbihan, Ille et Vilaine and Brittany to help you plan your own excursions.


Our guest rooms, named Mélusine, Brocéliande and Morbihan, guarantee the highest level of comfort whilst you are at Clos du Tay, and a stay that you will remember for a long time. 


Gastronomic Dining



Guests in both the Bed and Breakfast and the Gîtes can enjoy a gastronomic experience simply by booking a table d'hôtes (a gastronomic meal).  We use carefully selected produce, with our meat and vegetables all sourced locally.


Caroline is an inventive cook and our menus and dishes evolve with the seasons and with what the local markets have to offer.


To accompany our dishes, we invite you to share our chosen wines and ciders from Brittany, the Loire, the Southwest and Burgundy.  As apéritif, we serve homemade cocktails made with our elder or sloe liqueurs. 


For breakfast we offer a variety of home made breads and brioches as well as muesli and cereals.  All our jams are homemade, usually with fruits from the garden or from the local region, and include varieties such as grape, lavender grape, tarragon grape, berry, elder, strawberry, elder strawberry, green tomato, apple/cherry and quince.


Such a range of flavours provokes lively culinary discussion, allowing us to share in our visitors’ gastronomic experiences.


The Gîtes - Holiday Cottages


Le gîte Blé Noir


Our rural gîte can comfortably hold 5-6 people and is situated just nearby.  This old Breton house, formerly a smallholding of the manor, is made from local schist stone, and has recently been restored to a high standard.  The gîte is fully furnished and equipped to ensure your every comfort.  There is a fully fitted kitchen with a washing machine, dishwasher, gas cooker with electric oven, and microwave.  There is a TV and video in the lounge, as well as board games and toys.  Guests can also enjoy a spacious dining room, and there are three bedrooms, one with a double bed, a second with two singles and a third with a bunk bed. There is a bathroom, and both an upstairs and downstairs toilet.  Guests also have use of their own terrace, an outdoor dining area, a barbecue and sun-loungers…


As our gîte guests you are invited to join us for a welcome drink on arrival.  This gives you the chance to ask for local tourist information and find out about local events taking place during your stay.  You can also access a large selection of tourist brochures, guides and books to plan your trips.


Le gîte Palis

This wooden-timbered gîte accommodating 4 people is warmly decorated and surrounded by plenty of flowers.  On the ground floor you’ll find a living room with kitchen, TV, shower room (with multi-jet shower) and cabin bedroom with double bed (140cm).  Upstairs there is a mezzanine bedroom with twin beds.  There is also a wooden-decked terrace with garden dining furniture underneath a canopy, barbecue and access to 4 hectares of woodland and grassland around the Tay. 

A selection of tourist information is provided in your gîte, with further information, magazines and walking and mountain biking routes available in the communal lounge area, where you’ll also find various games and children’s toys.



Le gîte Ardoisine


This wooden-timbered gîte accommodating families with disabilities is warmly decorated and surrounded by plenty of flowers.  It has wheelchair access and is equipped for the visually impaired.  It is currently being classified according to the criteria laid out by “Tourisme et Handicap”.  With an interior of white-panelled walls and pine furniture the Ardoisine gîte has only one level and includes a living room with kitchen, shower room with large Italian shower, large bedroom with twin beds and cabin bedroom with bunk beds (80 x 190cm).  There is also a covered wooden-decked terrace with garden furniture, barbecue and access to 4 hectares of woodland and grassland around the Tay.


A selection of information is provided in your gîte, with more tourist information, magazines and walking and mountain biking routes available in the communal lounge area, where you’ll also find various games and children’s toys.


Specially adapted parking opposite the gîte.

Information available in large print (on request) for the visually impaired.


We can provide information in both English and Spanish.


Clos du Tay is proud of its Clévacances label and we are also members of the La Gacilly tourist office, as well as the tourist offices of Redon, Pays de Vilaine and Guer-Coëtquidan.  We are also recommended by the 2006/2007 edition of the Guide du Routard.



Activities in the local area


In La Gacilly, with its flower lined cobbled streets, visit the Vegetarium, first European museum of its kind dedicated to the world of plants, the Yves Rocher Botanical Garden with more than 1000 varieties of plant on show and the village of Arts and Artisans: for more than 30 years, approximately 30 artisans and artists have fashioned everyday objects and decorative items from a variety of materials such as stone, earthenware, wood, leather, metal and flowers.


Also in La Gacilly :

Hire of electric cruise boats on the river Aff.  Hire can be for an hour, a half-day or a full day.

Open air swimming pool in July and August.

Mountain-biking, walks, canoeing: brochure available in the tourist office and from us.

Horse and pony stables – from beginner to competition level.  Riding possible in local area.

Fishing: river fishing, carp fishing at the Etang de la Roquennerie, numerous lakes and waterways.  Daily or weekly permits available.

Kayak and canoe club near the weir.

Saturday market day (“Marché Nature”) showcases the local natural produce

Roche Piquée menhir, 500m from the centre of La Gacilly.


There are a host of other attractions in nearby villages.  Numerous local events run throughout the spring and summer.  The tourist offices of La Gacilly and the surrounding areas can inform you on these.


In other countries where bed and breakfasts are appreciated, they are know as:

France, Belgium: Chambres d'hôte, chambres chez l'habitant

Québec : gîtes du passant

UK, USA and other English-speaking countries: Bed and breakfast, B and B, b&b

Germany and Austria: Gastzimmer, Gästezimmer

Holland, Flanders: gastenkamer, kamers met ontbijt

Italy: camera presso l'abitante, camere in case private

Spain: casa rural,  Habitaciones de Huespedes

Brasil : Casa de Familia - pousada - pensão

South Africa: bed en ontbyt

Mexico: habitaciòn y desayun

Iceland: heimagisting, baendagisting

Lithuania: nakvyne su pusrychiais


Whilst we don’t speak all these languages, we do guarantee a warm welcome and endeavour to communicate to you any information you may require.

You have already visited from:

Poland, Russia, Germany,

Belgium, Australia, Chile, Wales…

As well as from all over France and we thank you for all the kind messages you have left in our guestbook.


Le Clos du Tay

Bed and Breakfast, Gastronomic Dining, Gîtes/Holiday Cottages


Tel: 33 (0) 2 99 08 04 25






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