Make a holiday villa in Erquy your home away from home
The stunning coastal region of Erquy belongs to Brittany, a province of France that has always stood out from the rest of the country. With a history of immigration stemming from the British Isles that goes back to the 5th century, the culture, cuisines and local language of the region in distinct. HomeAway has a large selection of stunning holiday villas in Erquy and the surrounding area, many of which are just a stone’s throw away from the sea. Holiday homes are perfect for family and group getaways. They are spacious, often with enough space to sleep 10 people, and come with excellent amenities like swimming pools, outdoor terraces, and space for pets. Keeping all budgets in mind, HomeAway also has an extensive selection of holiday apartments in Erquy that are comfortable, and well furnished.
Things to do in Erquy
It’s hard to deny the allure of the sea when visiting Erquy. Even in modern times, the Bretons themselves maintain a culture that is closely tied to their maritime heritage. Erquy and its surroundings offers visitors the opportunity to sample amazing local seafood, as well as some of the most recognisable landmarks in all of France.
-Mont Saint Michel has long been one of the premier attractions of France.This stunning abbey sits on the border of Brittany and Lower Normandy on a rocky tidal island. Dating back to the 11th century, the abbey here is still active despite being named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Below its imposing walls is a maze of cobbled pathways filled with boutique hotels, shops, and creperies.
-Saint Malo is less than an hour’s drive from holiday villas in Erquy and is a well-preserved medieval walled port city that is very popular with tourists. In addition to the striking architecture and lovely views of the sea, this is a good place to sample local oysters and other classic Breton cuisine.
-Dinard is often called the ‘Cannes of the North’ and is popular for its beaches. Made famous in the 19th century as a holiday destination for aristocrats, it still enjoys a steady stream of visitors who come here to lay out under the summer sun and soak in the cafe culture. The best beach in town is Plage de l’Ecluse, which benefits from warm gulf stream temperatures.
-The Port of Erquy is Brittany at its finest. Small fishing vessels make their way in and out of this small port daily, continuing a maritime tradition that goes back more than 1000 years. The waters here are crystal clear and this is an ideal place to enjoy fresh seafood prepared using classic Breton cooking techniques. You can also pick up fresh fish and seafood to make your own delicious Breton dish in your Erquy holiday home kitchen.
-Cap Frehel is a popular hiking and cycling destination offering some of the best scenery in the region. Flanked by a lighthouse and a 14th century fort, winding trails take visitors through soaring coastal cliffs and small deserted beaches.
The Weather in Erquy
Warmed by the gulf stream, Erquy enjoys a fairly temperate climate. The best time to visit is probably May through October, when high temperatures average about 18°C. However, with the gulf stream comes rain, and the region receives around 15 days of rain each month, regardless of the season. Winters in Erquy are chilly, but temperatures rarely fall below freezing.
Getting to Erquy
There is a popular ferry route that runs from Portsmouth to St. Malo, which is just 45 km from holiday homes in Erquy. There are also two airports in the region, Dinard Pleurtuit Saint-Malo Airport and Lorient South Brittany Airport, that both receive direct flights from various cities in the UK.