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Popular Accommodations in Bretagne

Vacation house for 8 people in Planguenoual, with garden
8 pers., 4 bedrooms, 1,033ft², 800yd to the beach
Planguenoual, Côtes-d'Armor
$60per night
Vacation house for 4 people in Saint-Nic, with pool and terrace
132 reviews
Saint-Nic, Finistère
$28per night
Apartment for 2 people in Saint-Malo
7 reviews
Saint-Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine
$59per night
Apartment for 6 people in Erquy, with balcony/terrace and jacuzzi, child-friendly
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,399ft², 40yd to the beach
Erquy, Côtes-d'Armor
$122per night
Large vacation house for 6 people in Dinard, with garden
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,184ft², 0.8mi to the beach
Dinard, Ille-et-Vilaine
$199per night
Apartment for 4 people in Dinard
4 pers., 1 bedrooms, 431ft², 300yd to the beach
2 reviews
Dinard, Ille-et-Vilaine
$55per night
Apartment for 2 people in La Richardais
69 reviews
La Richardais, Ille-et-Vilaine
$35per night
Large vacation house for 8 people in Pléneuf-Val-André, with garden and ocean view
Pléneuf-Val-André, Côtes-d'Armor
$134per night
Cottage for 6 people in Europe, with garden
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,184ft²
20 reviews
Fougères-Vitré, Ille-et-Vilaine
$81per night
Large vacation house for 6 people in Sarzeau
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,184ft², 300yd to the beach
8 reviews
Sarzeau, Morbihan
$204per night
Vacation apartment for 2 people in Plouézec, with pets
Plouézec, Côtes-d'Armor
$30per night
Large vacation house for 8 people in Europe
8 pers., 4 bedrooms, 1,561ft², 600yd to the beach
20 reviews
Iroise, Finistère
$146per night
Vacation house for 4 people in Guidel, with garden and pool
4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 377ft², 600yd to the beach
1 review
Guidel, Morbihan
$120per night
Vacation apartment for 4 people in Fouesnant
Fouesnant, Finistère
$44per night
Large vacation house for 10 people in Concarneau, with balcony/terrace
10 pers., 5 bedrooms, 1,615ft², 600yd to the beach
Concarneau, Finistère
$156per night
Vacation house for 6 people in Plobannalec-Lesconil, with garden
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 969ft², 450yd to the beach
13 reviews
Plobannalec-Lesconil, Finistère
$124per night
Cottage for 6 people in Baud, with pool and garden
6 pers., 3 bedrooms
10 reviews
Baud, Morbihan
$77per night
Vacation house for 4 people in Vannes, with garden
12 reviews
Vannes, Morbihan
$83per night
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Highlights in Bretagne

  • Ideal for history fans
  • Optimal destination for hikers
  • Pure nature
  • Full to bursting calendar of events

Most popular in Bretagne

Pool 1,911
Internet 11,319
Pet allowed 5,240
Balcony/Terrace 10,060
TV 13,965
Garden 9,612
Parking 12,763
Washing machine 12,986
Heating 12,746

Apartments in Brittany

Holidays on the English Channel

The rugged beauty of Brittany is best experienced in a vacation rental directly on the coast of the English Channel. Between Le Val-Saint-Père in the east and the Ile-de-Batz in the west, there are numerous cosy holiday resorts such as Cancale, Saint-Cast-le-Guildo or Saint-Quay-Portrieux, which, thanks to their picturesque old towns, seem to have fallen out of time and are ideal for those seeking peace and quiet and nature lovers. Alternatively, you can stay in a holiday apartment in one of the large coastal towns, where a rich cultural programme and a large number of typical Breton restaurants await you. Especially recommendable are Saint-Brieuc, Lannion and the former corsair city Saint-Malo.

A vacation rental on the Atlantic Ocean

No less impressive is the landscape of the Breton Atlantic coast from Porspoder in the northwest down to Saint-Nazaire in the southeast. Also here a holiday apartment in a coastal town like Lorient, Quimper or Brest next to a central location promises a mixture of art. Culture and Cuisine. If you like it a little quieter, you can also rent one of the spacious vacation rentals in the hinterland. These are often still built in the traditional quarry stone style and thus exude a rustic charm. You will live in a vacation rental in the middle of the Parc naturel régional de Armorique with its picturesque lakes, chapels and mansions.

Traditional house facade in Brittany
Traditional house facade in Brittany

Holidays in Brittany

Travelers and Activities

Experience history up close

During your holiday in Brittany you will breathe history, as the region was already an important settlement area in the Neolithic Age. The number of archaeological sites that you can still explore on your own today is correspondingly large. These include, for example, the countless menhirs and megalithic complexes from the Bronze Age, which are very similar to the world-famous Stonehenge. There are also places of interest such as the small village Plougrescant, Cap Fréhel with its lighthouses, the medieval town centre of Saint-Malo and Fort la Latte, which was already the backdrop for famous cinema films.

Active holiday in Brittany

Brittany is perfect for hiking, as the 2,730 kilometre coastline alone has countless breathtaking vantage points that can be reached via the well-developed network of paths, such as the E5 long-distance hiking trail. In the interior of the country there are also various circular hiking trails that lead you through the nature reserves. Alternatively, pack your hiking boots in your backpack and set off for a mudflat hike along the coast or to one of the many offshore islands. If you don't want to walk or want to see more in as short a time as possible, you can also ride most of the hiking trails by mountain bike. Water rats, on the other hand, plunge into the waters of the English Channel and the Atlantic while surfing, kiting, diving, sailing or kayaking.

The former name for the region is "Arvorig" and means "land by the sea".

Things to know

Best travel time

Thanks to the Gulf Stream, Brittany has a mild climate all year round, with summers not too hot and winters not too cold. The best travel season starts in May, when the number of rainy days falls from a maximum of 18 per month to 11. Added to this are up to 7 hours of sunshine and average maximum temperatures of up to 15 degrees Celsius. During the summer months from June to September, the travel season extends far into October. Especially then nature lovers will get their money's worth in Brittany. However, bathers should book their vacation rental for July or August, when the Atlantic Ocean reaches a refreshing bathing temperature.

Regular events

The broad programme of events in Brittany begins in April with the Panorama Festival in Mordaix and the Scallop Festival. The festival of Brittany and the Mont-Saint-Michel-Marathon continue in May. In summer the Artrock Festival, the Hellfest Open Air, where the greats of Heavy Metal perform, the Festival of Breton Music and the Medieval Festival Fête de Remparts follow. The calendar of events is rounded off by the British Film Festival in Dinard in September, the legendary Route du Rhum sailing regatta and the Yaouank Festival in November.

Top 5 travel tips

Quiet small town lane in Brittany
Quiet small town lane in Brittany
A side trip to Le Mont-Saint-Michel

If there is such a thing as an absolute must-see in Brittany, then it is the English Channel island Mont-Saint-Michel, situated only a few hundred metres off the coast. The island, which is connected to the mainland by a dam, is cultivated by a 157 metre high abbey and is therefore very impressive from a distance. It is not for nothing that the island monastery, built between the 11th and 16th century, belongs to the most famous sightseeings of France.

Grand Aquarium Saint-Malo

On an area of over 4,000 square metres, the aquarium in Saint-Malo presents 600 different species of animals from domestic and tropical waters in a total of 46 large pools. A special highlight for young visitors is the 360-degree shark tank and the sea water tank, which invites you to touch selected sea creatures.

Local specialities

Brittany's cuisine is all about seafood. Fresh mussels, crabs, oysters and grilled fish are best enjoyed in one of the small, traditional restaurants in the old towns and harbours. Brittany is also famous for its hearty pancakes.

Breathtaking views at the Pointe du Raz

A walk to the rocky Cape Pointe du Raz west of Plogoff is as much a part of any holiday in Brittany as fresh fish. Let yourself be captivated by the steep cliff and enjoy the fresh sea air at this wildly romantic landmark.

Guest at the Fêtes maritimes de Brest

The international festival of the sea and sailors is one of the cultural highlights in Brittany for which the region is known worldwide. Be there when hundreds of thousands flock to Brest to observe the countless historic tall ships from all over the world.