Find the best place to stay — Finistère

Where to stay around Finistère?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 5,950 holiday lettings near Finistère. From 3,697 houses to 1,073 apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Finistère is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Finistère?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Finistère. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Bénodet: 1,511 holiday homes
  • Quimper: 1,866 holiday homes
  • Concarneau: 1,398 holiday homes
  • Brest: 743 holiday homes
  • Roscoff: 686 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Finistère! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Finistère?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Finistère with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Bénodet: 1,511 holiday lettings
  • Quimper: 1,866 holiday lettings
  • Concarneau: 1,398 holiday lettings
  • Brest: 743 holiday lettings
  • Roscoff: 686 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Finistère?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Finistère are:

  • Ploujean Airport (MXN): 1,418 self catering accommodations
  • Guipavas Airport (BES): 1,781 self catering accommodations
  • Pluguffan Airport (UIP): 2,683 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Finistère?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Finistère. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • University of Western Brittany: 1,555 holiday rentals
  • Morgat Beach: 1,715 holiday rentals
  • Plage du Cap Coz: 2,345 holiday rentals
  • Point de la Torche: 2,125 holiday rentals
  • La Maison des Johnnies et de l'Oignon Rose de Roscoff: 1,278 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Finistère listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make a holiday villa, gite or cottage in Finistere, Brittany, France your home away from home

Finistere is the most westerly department of France, and is located in the Brittany region, strutting out into the Atlantic. Finistere has 750 miles of coastline to enjoy with thousands of inlets, bays and islands. Finistere means ‘land’s end’ in Breton, and can be considered the French equivalent of Land’s End across the Channel.

Places to holiday in Finistere, France

The largest settlement in Finistere is the city of Brest. Destroyed almost entirely during the raids of WW II, Brest had to be largely re-build. However, some of the original city remains, including the 15th Century Castle and La Place Guerin, haunt of many poets, musicians and writers.

A holiday to a Finistere holiday rental cottage or gite would not be complete without a boat trip to the famous Ile d’Ouessant. The island makes up part of the Armorique Nature Reserve, and is a fantastic trip for cyclists and nature lovers.

There are many great towns and villages in Finistre where ancient stones, historic architecture and magnificent Finistere villas can be seen, including the destinations of Audierne, Quimper and Crozon.

Things to do on holiday in Finistere, France

There are a range of festivals in Finistere, celebrating all aspects of Breton culture, which has its stronghold here in Finistere. The Festival de Cornouaille and Festival des Vieilles Charrues attract thousands of international and local visitors each year.

If you are thinking of taking a holiday villa in Finistere for a family holiday, there is plenty to entertain children. The huge marine park of Oceanopolis in Brest is a big attraction in the area. The Branfere wildlife park, Parc du Golfe, Planete Sauvage, Parc de Prehistoire and the excellent paint-balling facilities will certainly capture the imagination.

Many of the sporting facilities focus on the sea. A holiday rental or cottage in Finistere allows sailing, surfing, rowing, canoeing, and sand yachting, especially around the fabulous Gulf of Morbihan. Walking and cycling through palm groves, cliff tops or inland to the medieval, mythical forest of Merlin the Magician.

Finistere is a historical part of France, with special attention given to WW II and King Arthur and his knights. There is a huge wealth of chateaus, medieval towns, museums, ancient megaliths and Finistere barns here, which can easily be explored from a Finistere holiday cottage.

Weather in Finistere, France

Finistere has a mild climate. Summers are dry and cool, ideal for walking, cycling and generally relaxing in the laid back atmosphere. Winters are cold, with average temperatures getting down to around 5°C.

Travel to Finistere, France

Ryanair and Flybe offer cheap flights to Finistere, landing in Brest (BES). Flights leave from Luton (LTN), Birmingham (BHX), Exeter (EXT), Southampton (SOU) and Edinburgh (EDI). A holiday cottage in Finistere is very easy to get to from the UK, and all of the Finistere gites, barns, villas and cottages are within two hours drive from the ports of Caen, Cherbourg, Roscoff and St Malo. Condor Ferries, Brittany Ferries and Irish Ferries all supply travel to Finistere.

Attractions in and around Finistere

First time in Finistere and looking for places to see? Local attractions include Spadium Parc, Oceanapolis and Jardin de la Retraite. Don't miss landmarks such as Cathedral of Saint Corentin of Quimper. If some outdoor time is on the agenda, soak up some sun at Plage du Ris and Sables Blancs Beach or experience the natural beauty of Menez-Hom and Ile de l'Aber. Fun activities in the city include Pole Offshore Racing and Audierne Port. Discover Foret de Huelgoat, Vedettes Sirenes or Morgat Beach while exploring the city during your stay. Also while in town, you can visit Moulin Beach, Brest National Botanical Conservatory or Cap de la Chevre.