Tremblay is a charming French commune close to the coast of Ile-et-Vilaine, about 40km northeast of Rennes. This small village has a boulangerie for fresh bread and croissants, local shops and restaurants for dining out. Surrounded by spectacular countryside and within easy reach of the beaches a holiday rental in Tremblay is ideal for both couples and families.
Visit the Chateaux
The area has some excellent chateaux, from sturdy fortresses such as the Chateau d’Angers to the graceful turreted Chateau Plessis-Bourre with its working drawbridge and moat. The highlight of the Chateau d’Angers is the 100-metre long Apocalypse Tapestry depicting the Biblical Book of Revelations.
This area is well known for its horse farms and the Haras National Stud Farm can be visited to learn about the different breeds and their upkeep at nearby Lion d’Angers. Horse riding is a great way to enjoy the scenery.
Brittany is well loved by walkers and cyclists who enjoy the quiet countryside, wildlife and historic walled towns. Towns such as St Malo are ideal for exploring on foot and the walks around the walls offer superb views. There are some splendid beaches along the coastline which offer safe bathing, boat trips and watersports.
Angers is famous for its beautiful floral displays in the summer. It has a famous abbey and several churches and chateaux, many dating back to the 11th and 12th centuries. Explore the unique 15th century wooden houses and the grand Palais de Justice.
The rocky islet of Mont St Michel can be reached by a causeway at low tide and a steep uphill climb. Explore the beautiful abbey church and enjoy the superb views from the terraces of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The historic city of Rennes is the regional capital of Brittany and has a pleasant Old Quarter full of wonderful architecture. On Saturdays its hosts one of the largest markets in France. Cultural attractions include the Musée de Bretagne, the Musée des Beaux Arts in the former university and the colourful Jardin du Thabor along the Rue de Paris.
The climate in Tremblay is similar to southwest England with sunny summers averaging 22°C (72° F). The mild winters reach around 9° C (48°F) in the daytime with more rain showers.
The nearest airport to your holiday cottage in Tremblay is Rennes (RNS) Airport, 43km away or Dinard (DNR) Airport, 48km away which both have regular low-cost flights from major European cities. Those who wish to bring their own car can take the ferry from Portsmouth to St Malo, 64km from Tremblay, or Plymouth to Roscoff, 227 km away.