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Make a holiday rental home or villa in Carhaix-Plouguer, Finistere, France your home away from home

Carhaix-Plouguer (Carhaix-Plouger), France, is one of the most traditional places in Brittany, where the Breton culture still lives on strong, far from the influences of the cosmopolitan centres found in much of France. Surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside in Brittany, a cottage or gite in Carhaix-Plouguer is perfect for not only country pursuits, but also learning about Breton culture, from dancing to cooking.

Things to do on holiday in Carhaix-Plouguer, France

The last Sunday in June is a wonderful time to be staying in self catering Carhaix-Plouguer accommodation, as the whole town celebrates the life and works of their most famous son, Henry La Tour d’Auvergne. This is the best time to really immerse yourself in the rich Breton culture which still lives on strongly in the town. If you cannot find a Carhaix-Plouguer holiday rental villa or apartment during this time, there are frequent Breton festivals throughout the summer to enjoy, as well as a sensational Jazz Festival which occurs on the banks of the River Aulne, a truly magical setting. The Les Vieilles Chaurres Festival at the end of July is a must for contemporary music lovers too.

The town is located in some of the finest countryside in Brittany. Nestled between two small mountain ranges, the Montagne Noires and the Monts d’Arree, a Carhaix-Plouguer property is the perfect base for many outdoor pursuits. Crossed with marked trails and paths, the region is absolutely ideal for walking, mountain biking and horse riding in Brittany’s finest location. There are a huge range of trails, from leisurely post-lunch strolls to strenuous mountain hikes.

The canals of Nantes and Brest and the Hyeres and Aulne Rivers provide a huge amount of entertainment for visitors too. Canoeing or kayaking serenely along the canals is a wonderful way to see the area from an entirely new perspective, and as long as you have a permit (holiday permits for the whole region are easily and cheaply available for visitors), you can stop and fish too. If you require a little more adrenaline, there are companies offering guided waterfall rafting on 14 gates and locks on the Brest Canal.

Places to visit on holiday in Carhaix-Plouguer, France

Nature lovers staying in a Carhaix-Plouguer villa or apartment are spoilt for choice for day trips. The magnificently natural Ile d’Ouessant, forms part of the Armorique Nature Reserve which encompasses many of the smaller islands in the Gulf of Morbihan. The interior of Finistere also claims some beautiful locations. Whilst walking from a Carhaix-Plouguer property, you will almost certainly stumble across one of the amazing pre-historic sites which adorn the region.

If you head to the Gulf of Morbihan’s beaches, there is plenty on offer to keep you entertained. Aside from lazing on the fine sand, there are ample opportunities to go sailing, land yachting, surfing and canoeing.

Weather in Carhaix-Plouguer, France

The climate in Finistere is ideal for walking, cycling and horse riding holidays, remaining warm, but not scorching, in the summer, and very mild in the winter months. During the summer months, average temperatures stay around 25˚C, with daily peaks often reaching the low 30’s. In winter, temperatures remain averaging around 5˚C, although nights can be cold.

Travel to Carhaix-Plouguer, France

The closest airport to a Carhaix-Plouguer letting is Brest Airport (BES) which is around 60km away. There are a surprising number of scheduled flights to Brest from airports throughout the UK, mainly provided by Flybe. Flying isn’t the only way of reaching a Carhaix-Plouguer villa though. There are excellent connections from Paris, both via road and rail, and you can reach the town from the ports of St Malo and Roscoff too.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely house, great location

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                                                                                                      Had a great week in this lovely spacious house which is in a quiet hamlet just outside Huelgoat. The house has everything you need, including a piano, so no excuse so for not keeping up your practice (sorry neighbours). There's great communication from the owners about any query. Perfect location in easy cycling or walking distance from the town, and with bike or walking routes in all directions straight from the house. We brought our own bikes but the owners have left some for guests to use, and there's a shed for safe storage. We enjoyed exploring the various eating and drinking places around the central town square - the Brittany Pub is good for beer and basic food, the Hotel du Lac is a nice spot for drinking (rather expensive) beer looking over the lake, and it's well worth seeking out the Autre Rive in the woods up behind Huelgoat, a bar/cafe/bookshop in a beautiful forest setting.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                      A Lovely Stay

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      My wife and I had a lovely stay at Gite Liors Sofa. The house is nicely appointed, the garden wonderful and it is located in a beautiful and peaceful area. Marie Louise was waiting to meet us when we arrived and was very welcoming and extremely helpful. Added to which, the house was spotlessly clean. We used the house as a base to explore the Breton countryside on our bicycles and for trips to the coast. We would highly recommend it to others who want a peaceful, relaxing holiday.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      Nice cottage in a friendly hamlet

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                                                                                                      We had a very enjoyable stay, Carhaix Plouguer is a nice small town with everything you need. The cottage is in a good location for walks along the canal or through the woods.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016