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Make a holiday villa, home, or rental in Brittany, France your home away from home

Brittany, France

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.

Brittany Guide of Places to Holiday

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.

Things to do in Brittany

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.

Weather in 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.

Travel to and in Brittany

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).

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                                                                                                      Boduic provided an opportunity to experience the Brittany rural lifestyle first hand. The house was perfectly located amidst rolling farmland and offered daily walks when weather permitted. Boduic was also well and centrally located for excursions elsewhere in Brittany and via Rennes rail, to Paris for short breaks. The time (1 month) was far too short!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      Wonderful Retreat!

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                                                                                                      Lovely character cottage a stone's throw from the Nantes-Brest Canal,jam packed with everything you require for a relaxing holiday!We stayed for a week in September and had the area pretty much to ourselves which is just what we needed!Comfy bed with velux window for star gazing at night - very romantic!Pretty village, friendly people, lots of walks, lots of peace and quiet.A small piece of heaven!Many thanks to Chris and Diane for a very restorative break.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016