Popular Accommodations in Bretagne
Highlights in Bretagne
- Ideal for history fans
- Optimal destination for hikers
- Pure nature
- Full to bursting calendar of events
Most popular in Bretagne
Apartments in Brittany
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.
Holidays in Brittany
Travelers and Activities
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
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.
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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.