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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.

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Well located , interior is stylish if basic. Everything you need.

4 of 5
The owner Ronan was friendly and very helpful and lives next door. The property doesn’t look much from the outside but the interior is well done and it was perfectly comfortable. Great base for cycling and walking. There are cafes and restaurants around the harbour, about 25 mins walk, but in October they weren’t open all week. We walked across the fields to a French/ Italian restaurant at St Philbert, with good food and a very reasonable price.( La Grappa). Decent modern Casino Hyper at Tregunc and also a Lidl, as well as tourist information. There is a cycling Green Route from Concarneau to Roscoff on an old rail track, the Nantes Brest canal tow path is also really good and lightly used. Regarding the house, furniture is minimal but there are comfortable settees and an effective wood burner (plus electric heaters if needed). Stairs need care as open treads and no handrail. Everything worked but you can only get WiFi on the patio as the router is in the property next door. Not a big issue for us. In summary a good choice of location and property and reasonable value.
  • Review Submitted: Nov 09, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017

Just right for single traveller

5 of 5
Owner was punctual and spoke English. Eat out mainly so made little use of amenities, but all seemed to be there an in excellent condition.
  • Review Submitted: Oct 06, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017