HOLIDAYS IN BRITTANY

SEASIDE BLISS WITH A BRETON TWIST

An explorers paradise found across the English Channel, our holiday parks in Brittany are a family-friendly base from which to venture out on hikes, walks or cycle rides through a postcard worthy 700km coastal landscape.

Think Cornwall with a cultural twist, passionate Bretons welcome you into historic seaside resorts and villages, perhaps best displayed in the city of St Malo, where its natural harbour was once set upon by 19th Century pirates! 

If enjoying delicious regional dishes and sampling locally brewed cider isn't enough to entice you, you can also swap the sandy beaches and emerald green countryside for a day out in the famous markets and shopping districts of the region capital, Rennes. Holidays in Brittany are so varied in nature that repeat trips are often needed to experience it all.  

REASONS TO VISIT

Ideal for first visit to France 
Short drive from ferry ports
Great spot for surfing

BRITTANY HIGHLIGHTS 

Hidden Gem: Dol de Bretagne

The proud little historic city of Dol boasts a fascinating cathedral and some exceptional old medieval houses along its high street.
 
 
 
 

Old Favourite: Carnac Beach

Carnac is known throughout the world for its unique rows of ancient standing stones. It also has five sheltered sandy beaches that are very popular with families for obvious reasons - plenty of fun!
 
 

Local Cuisine: Cider & crêpes

Brittany's probably most famous for its cider (which has its own appellation d'origine controlée) and of course is the perfect accompaniment to its equally famed crêpes or galettes - wonderful sweet or savoury pancakes packed with anything from seafood to apples and fruit.

See & Do: Menhir Stones

The 200 Menhir Stones near Carnac predate both the pyramids and Stonehenge, making for a magical historic landmark to visit.
 
 
 

Festivals and Events: Fête des Remparts

Every July Dinan's population gather for one of the biggest medieval festivals in Europe. With jousting, medieval markets, open-air dances, and a parade, this is a perfect opportunity to discover the town from a new angle.

Beaches & Lakes: Bay d'Audierne

Some of Europe's top surfing and bodyboarding spots are along the white sandy beaches of the Bay d'Audierne stretching from the famous La Torche.
 
 

YOUR BRITTANY QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Where is Brittany?

Located directly below the islands of Jersey and Guernsey, Brittany is the farthest northwestern coastal region of France. Depending on which coast you are looking out from, you would be able to see either the Bay of Biscay, Celtic Sea or the English Channel.   

What's the weather like in Brittany?

Generally warmer and with less rainfall than the south of England, particularly in the summer, Brittany has an average temperature of 17.5 degrees throughout the year.  
 

How many miles from Calais to Brittany?

When arriving in Calais port on the ferry from the UK, you can drive to Brittany in just over six hours. This option is great when you want to take the scenic route, while quicker ferry travel options are available from Portsmouth and Plymouth to Saint Malo and Roscoff ports respectively.   
 

What language do they speak in Brittany?

While it won't come as much surprise to hear that the primary language spoken in Brittany is French, there is an traditional language native to the region known as Breton. Quite different to the French language, Breton actually has more in common with Celtic languages such as Irish and Welsh and is spoken by over 200,000 people.