Argol is a small, typically Breton town, located to the far north-west of France, close to the city of Brest. This sleepy town is the ideal destination for a get-away-from-it-all type of holiday, from where they may explore the unspoilt scenery of the rolling Brittany landscape and its rugged coastline. Tourists from the UK who are looking to hop across the channel to spend their well-earned holidays in Argol will find that there is a good choice of self catering holiday rental accommodation available in and around the town. There are apartments and townhouses, as well as more traditional French cottages, or gites, for those wishing to stay in a property full of rustic charm and character.
Perhaps the biggest draw for visitors spending their holidays in Argol is its tranquil surroundings. However, the more energetic visitors may wish to put on a pair of comfortable hiking boots and explore the mainly unspoilt Breton countryside. The landscape of rolling hills and wide plains can also be explored on foot, bicycle or on horse back, following the many trails and routes which meander their way through the region, stopping at the many picturesque villages and hamlets. The region’s rugged coastline, dotted with beaches, rocky outcrops and quiet coves, are perfect for such water sports as surfing, scuba diving, as well as discovering rock pools, caves and spelunking. Visitors may alternatively wish to enjoy bathing and swimming in the crystal clear water, when weather permits.
Tourists spending their holidays in Argol who are looking to make use of all the amenities and attractions that a large city has to offer will find that the city of Brest is conveniently close by. The city boasts the opportunity for some great shopping experiences, as well as a good selection of restaurants and cafés. Perhaps the city’s biggest historical attraction is its castle, which houses The National Navy Museum. Other popular tourist draws to be found in and around Brest are the imposing Pont de Recouvrance, a 64 metre high drawbridge, Tanguy Tower and Oceanopolis, one of France’s largest aquarium and sea-life enclosures.
Visitors spending their holidays in Argol will discover that the town’s temperate climate is similar to that of the southwest of the UK. This means that summers are generally pleasantly warm, with temperatures averaging in the late-teens to early-twenties degrees Celsius. Winters are cooler, with temperatures averaging around 8 degrees Celsius. The town receives an average annual rainfall of around 45 inches so packing an umbrella would be prudent!
Due to its conveniently close location, visitors from the UK looking to spend their holidays in Argol can travel easily by sea or by air. Brittany Ferries operates a regular cross-channel ferry service from Plymouth to nearby Roscoff. Alternatively, travellers who choose to fly will discover that Flybe operates regular flights from Birmingham (BHX) and Southampton (SOU) to Brest-Bretagne Airport (BES).