Pluguffan is a small coastal town close to the town of Quimper, within the extreme westerly department of Finistere, in Brittany, north-western France. Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Pluguffan will discover that there is a good choice of self catering accommodation within the town and in the nearby Quimper. There are apartments, villas and character cottages available for rental in this region, many of which enjoy dramatic views of the Atlantic ocean.
Tourists looking to spend their holidays in Pluguffan will find that there is plenty to see and do within this region of Brittany. The historic town of Quimper is brimming with interesting buildings which reflect the town’s long Breton history. There is a huge variation of architecture to be found here, from the half timbered shops selling the unique brightly coloured Quimper pottery, to the Cathedral of Saint-Corentin, one of the oldest Gothic structures in Brittany. The Musee des Beaux-Arts, houses a large display of paintings, dating from the 14th right up to the 21st centuries.
Visitors enjoying their holidays in Pluguffan will find that although the town has its own quiet charm, they may well be looking to travel further afield to enjoy the beauty of the Breton countryside. When weather permits, visitors will discover a wealth of beaches and coves to be found along Brittany’s long and rugged coastline. As is the case will all of rural France, Brittany has more than its fair share of picturesque Châteaux, dispersed throughout the rolling countryside. Travellers enjoying their holidays in Pluguffan who are looking to partake in a spot of retail therapy will be drawn to the largest city in Finistere, Brest. Here there is a fantastic choice of shopping opportunities within its many shops, boutiques and department stores.
Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Pluguffan will discover that Finistere has a temperate climate. This region’s exposed location means it is frequently buffeted by strong winds from the Atlantic Ocean. Summer temperatures in Pluguffan can reach the late 20s degrees Celsius; whilst winters in Pluguffan are much cooler and temperatures average around 9 degrees Celsius. The region as a whole receives an average annual rainfall of around 28 inches.
Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Pluguffan may either cross the English Channel by taking a ferry from Plymouth to Roscoff, which takes around six hours, or the longer crossing from Portsmouth to St Malo. Those preferring to fly will need to take a flight from either Southampton (SOU) or Exeter (EXT) to Rennes-Saint Jacques Airport (RNS) with Flybe.