Brittany is proud of its roots and has successfully retained its customs and traditions. There is an outstanding artistic heritage, a long coastline where steep cliffs meet fine sandy beaches and historic fishing villages sit beside luxurious seaside resorts. Inland, the heath merges into rolling hills and lakes and marshes hide oases of green.
A Brittany cottage would complete any Brittany self-catering holiday experience. Holiday rentals in Brittany include Brittany villas and Brittany cottages. While Brittany hotels are available, villas in Brittany are part of the Brittany lifestyle.
Cotes d’Armor - Cotes d'Armor extends from the centre of Brittany to the northern coast. Along the coast from east to west are deep grean seas, the 'wild coast', and sandy beaches with unusual pink granite rock. Inland are the rolling hills, deep-set country lanes, and woodlands of central Brittany.
Finistere - Finistère cottages lie in the region on the west coast of Brittany. This area is rich in wildlife with colonies of grey seals, dolphins and numerous seabirds. Sandy beaches and gothic cathedrals are here too.
Ille-et-Vilaine - Ille-et-Vilaine is the region in the East of Brittany.The emerald coast stretches from the bay of Mont St Michel to St Briac sur Mer linking the ports of Cancale, St Malo and Dinard.
Morbihan - Morbihan lies at the middle of the five départements that form the region of Brittany. Brittany’s history is ever present in Morbihan, from the Second World War Atlantic Wall fortifications and the submarine pens to the fortresses of the Hundred Years’ War to the prehistoric standing stone alignments.
Golf in Brittany is a popular sport. Other activities include walking and cycling, sailing and inland boating, riding, and camping in Brittany. There are also lots of cultural activities and places to visit like museums, leisure centres, and churches and chapels in the towns and villages of Brittany.
Brittany’s gentle maritime climate means that there are no huge variations in temperature, with summer temperatures averaging around 20°C, and winter temperatures around 5-10°C. The rain, whilst frequent, is not heavy. The rainfall is higher or lower depending on location. The region’s climate is that overall annual temperatures do not peak or dip significantly. In summer there is only a slight rise in comparison to the rest of France and the winters are extremely mild with only occasional frosts.
One can travel to Brittany through ferries, car hire, rail travel and most major air carriers provide cheap flights to Brittany, arriving in Brittany’s main airport, Rennes (ZFJ).