Cancale is a quaint fishing village, located within the Ille-et Vilaine department of Brittany, to the far north-west of France. Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Cancale, which is often referred to as the ‘oyster capital’ of Brittany, will find that there is a select choice of self catering holiday rental accommodation available within the village. The choice includes apartments, townhouses and gites, many enjoying stunning views of St. Malo Bay.
Most visitors spending their holidays in Cancale choose the village as the ideal location for relaxing and observing the day-to-day activities of the ‘real’ France. Tourists will usually be drawn to the seafront area, which is lined with numerous cafés, bars and restaurants, which not surprisingly offer menus specialising in freshly caught seafood dishes. The slightly more energetic visitors may wish to follow the pleasant coastal path, which leads to the Pointe du Grouin, a popular beauty spot which boasts spectacular views of Le Mont Saint Michel and the surrounding coastline. The coastal path will also lead visitors to several sheltered coves and beaches, where they may enjoy water sports or simply a dip in the bracing waters of the English Channel.
Tourists enjoying their holidays in Cancale will find that the village is well located for exploring the many delights of the northern coast of Brittany. Perhaps the biggest draw for visitors is the instantly recognisable tidal island of Mont Saint Michel, which stands just across St. Malo Bay from Cancale. The pretty historic towns of Dinan, St. Malo and Dinard are within a short drive away. Visitors looking to indulge in a spot of retail therapy will find that the region’s largest city, Rennes, is approximately 40 miles away.
Visitors looking to enjoy their holidays in Cancale will find this region of north-western France has a mild temperate climate, similar to that of the south of the UK. Summer temperatures average around 22 degrees; whilst in the winter temperatures drop to an average of around 8 to 10 degrees Celsius. The average annual rainfall for Cancale is around 24 inches.
Tourists looking to spend their holidays in Cancale may either travel by sea or by air to reach their destination. Flybe operates regular flights from Southampton (SOU), Exeter (EXT), Edinburgh (EDI) and Manchester (MAN) to nearby Rennes Saint Jacques (RNS) airport. Those tourists wishing to take their car will discover that Brittany Ferries operates a regular cross channel ferry service, with crossings from Poole to Cherbourg, less than an hour’s drive away, or from Plymouth to Roscoff.