I discovered the Foret de Broceliande over four years ago while on one of my frequent trips to France. This time we decided to explore the area around Rennes in Brittany and came across this beautiful forest in the French commune of Paimpont. It is said among the locals that a number of adventures from Arthurian legend took place in this forest and that the tree in which the Lady of the Lake imprisoned Merlin can still be seen today. Speaking of Merlin, a few meters from this very spot is supposedly Merlin’s tomb.
It was told to me that nowadays, modern day witches often meet here during moonlit nights and perform clandestine albeit harmless pagan rituals. The day was spent walking through this forest and its many paths, well into dusk.