Brittany

getting to brittany

Travel Options

The airports of Brest, Rennes and Dinard are all accessible from our properties in Brittany.

Nowadays, the variety and choice of flights from UK airports to European destinations is considerable. We do not tie you in to a package holiday with prearranged travel; you are free to choose flights from your closest airport using any charter, scheduled or low cost airline.

We always recommend booking your flights and hire car as soon as you have decided on your holiday accommodation. You will find that fares are usually lower and the choice of flight times is wider.

If you need to place a 'hold' on your chosen property whilst you are booking your flights or ferry we are more than happy to do this for you. We can book flights on your behalf if you would like us to, for this service we charge a fee of £30 for each return flight booked

Fly from:

  1. Aberdeen
  2. Belfast
  3. Birmingham
  4. Bristol
  5. Cardiff
  6. East Midlands
  7. Edinburgh
  8. Exeter
  9. Gatwick
  10. Glasgow
  11. Heathrow
  12. Leeds Bradford
  13. Liverpool
  14. Luton
  15. Manchester
  16. Newcastle
  17. Norwich
  18. Stansted

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Villages and towns in Brittany

Pont-l'Abbé

Pont-l’Abbé is the main town of the Penmarc’h peninsula, in the far southwest of Brittany. This area is often considered the traditional heartland of Brittany, a perfect place to discover and be immersed in Breton culture! Try to join in with a ‘fest noz’, a festival with Breton music and dancing, and don’t miss the Musée Bigouden, whose exhibits focus on the customs and traditional dress of the area, in particular the lace headdress that has become emblematic of Brittany as a whole. The town centre has plenty of restaurants and crêperies, and boutiques selling Breton specialities and handicrafts.

Nearby places of interest include the botanical gardens at Combrit, and the Lanniron Château and gardens. And further south into the Penmarc’h peninsula, you can visit the iconic Eckmühl Lighthouse and the port town of Le Guilvinec, which offers the freshest fish in its seafood restaurants, and an interesting museum all about the fishing industry. The west coast beaches are great for surfing, whilst those further round at the seaside town of Loctudy are sheltered and perfect for families.

Concarneau

A major port for both commercial fishing and pleasure boats, Concarneau has both a picturesque old town with traditional handicraft shops to explore as well as a bustling modern centre for holiday retail therapy! For a glimpse of Breton past, take a walk around the iconic landmark of the 'Ville Close', the fortified old town set in the harbour. The nearby fishing museum makes for a great family outing, and the day is not complete without sampling fresh seafood in a waterfront restaurant watching the boats come and go. Lovely walks and bike rides can be enjoyed along the coastal path, and a range of water sports is on offer, whilst companies down at the harbour offer sea fishing expeditions in the bay or the more relaxed option of a cruise out to the Glénan Isles, Brittany’s answer to the Caribbean!

Roscoff

A busy arrival point for channel ferries, the town of Roscoff itself is perhaps less known and will delight and surprise those who stay in the area rather than bypassing it. The narrow streets are lined with 16th and 17th century granite-built houses, adorned with flowers, and the harbour walls and working fishing port add to the charm and character of this attractive little town. There are plenty of cafés and restaurants, and a string of superb beaches to discover to east and west. The ‘Jardin Exotique’ is well worth a visit, to marvel at the usually exotic plants which have been allowed to thrive thanks to a sheltered position and the mild climate created by sea currents. Another must is to take a boat out to the Ile de Batz, an inhabited island only 15 minutes off shore, with history to discover, wildlife and walking to enjoy and stunning white sand beaches to relax on.

Plouescat

The Plouescat area is mainly known for its fabulous coastline, sandy beaches and dunes, sheltered creeks, and rockpools where families will love looking for creatures at low tide. There is plenty of opportunity to try nautical sports here, including sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and paddle boarding, as well as sand yachting. The town itself has a good selection of amenities as well as some interesting features such as its 16th century covered market. The surrounding area, known as the Pays de Léon, is mainly given over to market gardening, but dotted with mysterious prehistoric stones, magnificent chapels and Celtic monuments. The vibrant city of Brest and the harbour town of Roscoff are both within reach for days out, as is the Armorique natural park with its varied landscapes and lovely views, ideal for outdoor pursuits and wildlife spotting.

Plounéour-Brignogan-Plages

Grouped together as a single ‘commune’ since 2017, the seaside villages of Plounéour and Brignogan lie either side of a peninsula along the Côte des Legendes, a gorgeous stretch of coastline with plenty of heritage to discover too. Visitors will appreciate first and foremost the choice of fine sand beaches with excellent water quality, and water sports centres offering activities such as sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, paddle boarding and diving. Or, for those who prefer dry land, there is plenty of chance to go walking and mountain biking. A fascinating visit nearby is the traditional village of Meneham, with its artisan workshops, stone cottages nestling between boulders, and its museum exploring the way of life of the inhabitants who were farmers, fishermen and kelp collectors.

Bénodet

Bénodet enjoys a truly delightful setting on the south coast, at the mouth of the Odet river, where yachts and sailing boats bob in the marina. The town itself impresses with its stylish boutiques, spa centres and excellent seafront restaurants serving fresh fish and seafood platters. There are a number of beaches to choose from in and around the town, including the stunning Plage du Letty where a long sand spit has created a beautiful sheltered lagoon behind. Water sport activities on offer include sailing, surfing, windsurfing and kite surfing, and canoeing, kayaking or stand-up paddle.

Bénodet is also the starting point for boat trips out to the Glénan islands, an archipelago of picturesque isles set in crystal clear waters with superb beaches and plenty of opportunity for walking and wildlife spotting. Back on dry land, cyclists and walkers can enjoy wonderful views from the coastal path, whilst keen golfers can tackle 18 holes at the nearby Golf de l’Odet. Across the estuary, the smaller seaside town of Sainte Marine still retains the feel of a fishing village with its colourful façades and little harbour. You can see why this coastline is often referred to as the Breton Riviera!

Quimperlé

The charming town of Quimperlé in southern Brittany boasts a perfect riverside setting, which can be admired from the banks but perhaps even more so by taking to the water in a canoe or kayak. The River Laïta begins in the town, where the Ellé and Isole rivers converge at the lovely stone bridge. Living up to its name, the Pont Fleurie is festooned with brightly coloured blooms cascading from pots positioned all along it. Traditional crêperies serve savoury galettes and sugary crêpes at terrace tables perched over the ever-moving water. The town itself is a delight to wander, film set perfect in its appearance. Cobbled streets meander past timber-framed medieval buildings, the striking 19th century market hall and the unusual circular Abbey Sainte-Croix, to the top of the town where visitors can reward themselves with a glass of Breton cider.

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