La-Foret-Fouesnant is a charming Breton village in the Quimper area of Brittany, France. Sitting on a glorious little sandy beach, La-Foret-Fouesnant is an idyllic getaway just over a few short hours from home. Oozing authentic Breton charm and situated among some of the finest scenery in Brittany, relaxation really is the key to a La-Foret-Fouesnant holiday.
The village is a wonderful place to simply sit and watch the world drifting by. Home to one of the most delightful of the ‘Breton Cathedrals’, the 16th century Church Ou Lady d’Izel, La-Foret-Fouesnant is blessed with an atmosphere of pure tranquillity, where traditional cider makers still produce some of the best ciders in the whole of France. Tours of the orchards are always excellent entertainment, and there are usually ample opportunities to try the finished article, which is the perfect accompaniment to the sensational seafood served in La-Foret-Fouesnant’s restaurants.
Sailing and the marine life are hugely important in La-Foret-Fouesnant, and you can easily hire a boat (and captain if needed) for anything between a few hours and for the duration of your entire holiday. The Glenan Islands are a particularly popular spot to weigh anchor, partially due to the secluded beaches, but also for the fantastic scuba diving, skindiving and snorkelling possibilities around the islands. Those who would prefer to walk to the beach from their La-Foret-Fouesnant holiday accommodation are in luck too, as the little beach at La-Foret-Fouesnant is an absolute delight on which to stretch out in the sun.
On land, there is a huge amount to enjoy from a self catering La-Foret-Fouesnant villa too. The coastal paths are wonderfully spectacular, and the whole region is a maze of rural footpaths, cycle routes and bridle paths. Horses are easily hired in the region, as are mountain bikes, and there is certainly no shortage of places to explore. There is also a fantastic golf course to play; the Cornouaille Golf Course.
A holiday rental villa in La-Foret-Fouesnant is just a few miles from the town of Quimper. Quimper is the oldest of Brittany’s cities, known primarily for the huge, twin spired cathedral which casts the twisting streets into shadow. There is a vast amount to uncover in Quimper, not least pieces of famous Quimper pottery.
Weather conditions in La-Foret-Fouesnant are a little warmer than that of the south coast of England for much of the year. Summer temperatures usually peak at around 28˚C during the summer, which is easily warm enough for lazy days on the beach, yet just mild enough to enjoy a ride or walk in the countryside.
There are a great range of options for reaching a holiday rental property in La-Foret-Fouesnant, although use if a hire car is strongly recommended. There are car ferry services running from England to the north coast of Brittany, to ports including St Malo and Roscoff, allowing you to take your own car, and there are regular flights and Eurostar services connecting the UK to Paris, which is just a few hours drive from a La-Foret-Fouesnant property rental.