Holiday in Brittany

Introduction

Brittany is a great holiday destination known for its archaeological sites, historic remnants and the great monuments which can be found in Carnac.It has a lot of beautiful scenery and tradition that will make your stay there memorable.    
Other than the archeological sites, it also offers a number of activities for visitors of all ages. 

How to get to Brittany by Ferry

Encircled on three of its four sides by the ocean, the ferry is a fun means of going to Brittany from the UK and Ireland. Either with your own car, caravan or RV or maybe as a pedestrian, there are two main ports: St-Malo and Roscoff. You can arrive at any of these ports and travel around the city without stress.

How to get to Brittany by Plane.

Quite a number of planes fly to Brittany’s provincial air terminals from the UK and Ireland, a considerable lot of which are affordable. Every air terminal offers its own exceptional departure point allowing you to draw up your own agenda and explore Brittany like you want. 

How to get to Brittany by Car

 Arranged in the furthest west of France, Brittany is open from the Channel ports or from somewhere else in France. There are two major motorway courses that head towards Brittany and when you arrive at the town, street transport consists of a system of double carriageways.

How to get to Brittany by Train

Brittany’s amazing rail makes it easy and fast to make a trip to the area. You can as well travel from London to Rennes via train, going through Paris, in simply 4hr 50min. This should cost about £63 for a journey to, and £111 for return.

 

What is Brittany Best Known For?

Brittany is popular for its exceptional monuments and interesting art remnants, particularly the ones  which can be found in Carnac. In Europe, Brittany is a significant site for stone monuments, so much that it can compete with any from around the world. These sites are majorly tomb sites built as far back as 200BC. 

Brittany is also well known for traditions and festivals which go on at different months of the year.  

What Are The Must-See Places In Brittany?

The Castles of Brittany

The Castles in Brittany don’t look like the castles of France that you may expect to see. Still, they are exceptionally delightful! Brittany is loaded with castles and fortresses, situated on the coast and inland. Find out more about the history of Brittany – an independent city until 1532 – by visiting its most delightful mansions, loaded with legends. A few manors in Brittany are even accompanied by ghosts in the closet, You never know what you’ll find. 

Famous châteaux in Brittany includes Château de Rohan, Château de Kerjean, Château de Fougères, Château de Josselin or Château de Susscinio amidst many others. 

The Pink Granite Coast

Grand Cul de Sac Beach

Another beautiful place that you must see in Brittany is the pink granite coast. It is only a few kilometers away from  Sentier des Douaniers. You’ll find the coast filled with granite stones  by a sea. This makes it a perfect spot for a stop to watch the sunrise and have a picnic.

Saint-Malo

 Also called Corsaire town, Saint-Malo is a beautiful town in Brittany. It is known to be the home of popular french explorers. The town is almost perfect as it was structured beautifully to avoid visibility at a time when the town was in danger. The walls around it are also attractive on their own and people visit to see them among the many attractive points in the town.  

Quimper

Gouverneur Beach
Another notable town that must be visited in Brittany is Quimper. The town is the perfect postcard worthy town. The streets of Qimper are decorated with flowers and the town has huge cathedrals built from way back in the 15th century.

 

In Quimper, you’ll also find large art galleries that display the work of brilliant artists and impression artists.There are also seaside resorts and fishing spots for your entertainment. You’ll definitely love Quimper for all that it has to offer every visitor.     

 

Interesting Facts About Brittany

The wonderful traditions of Proud Bretons

Brittany’s Celtic tradition can be felt everywhere throughout the district and local people are really proud of them. They celebrate their tradition with all year festivals of dance,music and food the traditional Breton ways. Whenever you’re there, watch out for the well known Breton coiffe, the ribbon headwear worn by the ladies.

There are many Islands to visit

Saline Bay is among Saint Barthelemy’s most stunning places. Calm and shallow water provides several opportunities for snorkelers, no matter the level of experience to reach under the waves and witness one of Saint Barthelemy’s most attractive facets of life.

You won't find prettier pink hues

Saint Barthelemy Nature Reserve is a coastal reserve separated into five different areas around the island in an effort to protect the delicate aquatic habitats. Some of the best dive spots on the island fall within the limits of the reserve, marked by white buoys.

Celebrations and Festivals are common in Brittany

Festivals and celebrations are another of the interesting things that Brittany is known for.  If you visit at any time of the year, you will  be able to join the people in one celebration or another. They have festivals like La Route du Rock and the British Film festival, which takes place at different times. 

Fun Things To Do In Brittany

Visit Aquatic Park

 Only North of St Piran at Tremain, this aquatic park holds heaps of fun. There’s the lake with kayaks, pedalo’s, cruising pontoons, and water skiing. If you do not like water and you want to remain on dry land, you can try quad bicycles, horse riding, the small scale train, or simply hire a bicycle. If you get the chance, why not have a fine traditional Brittany supper in the on-location eatery? 

Go to Kingoland

Every year the Saint Barthelemy Carnival festivities kick off with the Sunday Parade in Gustavia in mid-January, and run until 20 February. That’s more than a merry-making month, and the fun isn’t ending there. The activities feature parades for youth, a Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Carnival, float construction and more.

Pony Riding in Brittany

One of the biggest ocean racing activities in the Caribbean is the annual Bucket Regatta on Saint Barthelemy, which normally transforms quaint remote Gustavia into one big festival venue. And if you’re not running on the lake, you can still enjoy the dry land celebrations that last for the weekend.

What Are The Best Restaurants In Brittany?

Le Brise Lames, Roscoff

The beguiling Roscoff's town is honored with its neighborhood product; not only does the town have an abundance of seafood being landed day by day at the port, the encompassing field is acclaimed for its special vegetables. Also, you’ll find the well known pink onions, which onion-merchants of the nineteenth and mid-twentieth century promoted across Britain. Le Brises Lames is one of the town's best restaurants and it utilizes these neighborhood fixings to make a fantastic present-day European menu. There is a little lounge area and a patio sitting above the harbor. The perfect place to sit, relax, and eat!

Café de la Cale, Sainte Marine

Right over the shimmering River Odet from Bénodet, easily reached by a ship, the humming Café de la Cale has a phenomenal lay on the quayside, with a flawless view of the waterway. The broad menu incorporates overflowing platters of huge newly got langoustines, or fold into burgers, charcuterie sheets and other bistro works of art.

Le Comptoir Breizh Café, Saint-Malo

One restaurant in Brittany that should definitely not miss out on is the Le Comptoir Breizh Café. They serve local specialties religiously made to satisfy your tongue. There, you get to try out many of the Breton cuisine. Do you love theJapan food? They’ve got that as well. Reservation is needed before you visit.

Best Places To Stay In Brittany

Ty Mad, Douarnenez

 The characterful Ty Mad lodging, whose name signifies “great home”, is set in a masterful home with 15 breezy rooms.The building was built with a nonpartisan stylistic theme and from the highest level rooms, you can see the ocean. There’s a little indoor pool, hammam, and sauna, and on sunny days breakfast can be taken in the patio garden. The oceanside town of Douarnenez offers waterfront strolls, alluring shops and bread kitchens selling the spread loaded kouign-amann cake.

Lodging Saint-Barbe, Le Conquet

 In the far western beachfront town of Le Conquet, the Saint-Barbe is another manifestation of an amazing lodging, offering unimaginable ocean views from a clifftop. A portion of the 34 rooms even gives the sentiment of being on a boat, with the waves just underneath the overhang. The site lay deserted since 2006, however, the new lodging – recently opened– has genuinely resurrected it, with a housetop bar, café, and spa. It’s two or a short way from the harbor, from where the small ships leave for the islands of Ushant and Molène.

Inn Les Charmettes, St Malo

Set across two beauty époque manors east of the harbor, this 16-room lodging is a killer! It is a laid-back spot with a patio café adored by local people who seek the fish platters served meters from the ocean. The lodging’s back entryway opens legitimately onto the promenade (keep an eye out for joggers!), which runs nearby the tremendous span of Plage de la Hoguette.  Anybody showing up at or leaving Saint-Malo by ship should set aside a few minutes for a night or two here. You won’t regret it!

CHEZ JANIE

 Found right on the harbor, this is a memorable structure with a new contemporary inside. Exclusively styled rooms highlight enormous windows, white-washed dividers, and awesome decorations. An energetic café and bar are also present.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The Finistère territory of Western Brittany generally has the coolest climate in summer, while the south bank of Morbihan, profiting by a radiant microclimate, is the hottest.

 Brittany is known for crêpes and juice, and it’s flavorful fish! Crêpes (sweet) and galettes (appetizing) are customary Breton nourishments, served in numerous eateries, and sporadically sold as snacks in the city. 

The people of Brittany all communicate in French, and many communicate in English very well. Just 5% of the populace can communicate in the Breton local language. Through the works of the Bretons and their Diwan (Breton language schools), kids are being instructed in the local language while they learn standard educational courses.

Brittany is popular for its gigantic monuments and exceptional artistic remnants, particularly those in Carnac. Brittany is a significant site for stone monuments in Europe and conceivably the world, with around 3,000 standing stones through a few sites.

 Brittany’s warm atmosphere and tremendous coastline makes it famous for expats taking a break from living in France. Brittany is a famous choice for second-homes, retirees and expats needing to begin another life in France. It’s not difficult to see the fascination of coming to live in Brittany or visiting Brittany for a vacation. You’ll love it!