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

Sitting on the Cote d’Armor in Brittany, Guingamp is a delightfully laidback, peaceful place to be, right on the banks of the meandering River Trieux. Encased by its ancient town walls, Guingamp is a charming stronghold of Breton culture, with celebratory festivals springing up throughout the calendar, including the famous Saint Loup Dance Festival in August. If you are looking for a peaceful yet attraction packed holiday in the Breton countryside, look no further than the beautiful stone villas and apartments in Guingamp.

Things to do on holiday in Guingamp, France

As you first arrive at your self catering Guingamp holiday rental accommodation, why not take a tour of the town, get your bearings and see some of the best attractions the town has to offer. The 18th century town square is perfect for those who enjoy relaxing in a pavement café, taking in the scenery and happily watching the world drift by. The three castles of Guingamp have been razed to the ground, leaving only three towers on display, but don’t despair; there is still a huge amount of historical attractions worth seeking out from a Guingamp holiday apartment, villa or gite. The weekly market, held every Saturday, makes for an excellent time to tour the streets.

An apartment in Guingamp is perfectly located for full exploration of the Cote d’Armor and the interior of Brittany. The Pink Granite Coast is enchantingly picturesque, with beautiful cliffs dropping onto the back of the beach, looking impressive by day, but absolutely stunning as the sun sets, with the colours accentuated hugely by the failing light.

The rural regions of Brittany are an absolute joy in which to walk, ride and fish, as well as canoe and play golf. There are huge areas of woodland and rolling hills inundated with coverts and lakes to explore. There are a huge number of footpaths, bridleways and cycling routes throughout the countryside, as the many rivers which carve through the department teem with trout and salmon, and can be fished easily. You can even buy holiday fishing permits in Guingamp, allowing you to fish almost any river, lake or reservoir in the area. Taking a gentle paddle up the river or along the canal is a magnificent way to spend a few hours and for seeing the region from a new, serene angle.

Places to visit on holiday in Guingamp, France

Dinan, which is located near a holiday rental in Guingamp, is well worth exploring. The ancient town consists of medieval ramparts encompassing a huge castle, narrow, cobbled streets and some beautiful old townhouses. The nightlife is not as good as that in Guingamp, but there are some restaurants which are still well worth visiting.

If you would like to spend a few days on the beach, Perros Guirec is a fantastic place to start your exploration of the coast. Backed by the famous pink granite cliffs and home to a large range of water sport centres, the Pink Granite Coast is a favourite for beach lovers staying in self catering Guingamp accommodation.

Weather in Guingamp, France

The climate of Guingamp is surprisingly good. Kept warm by the influential effects of the Gulf Stream, Guingamp enjoys warm summers, with average monthly temperatures in excess of 25°C in July and August, and very mild winters.

Travel to Guingamp, France

Guingamp’s location in northern France makes it exceedingly accessible from the UK. You can reach any holiday rental property in Guingamp from the UK by rail, sea or air, taking not more than a couple of hours. Dinan provides both the nearest rail station which connects to the Eurostar terminal in Paris and the closest airport, Dinan (DNR), which receives direct flights from Flybe. The airports of Brest (BES), Nantes (NTE) and Rennes (ZFL) and also nearby, as is the ferry port of St Malo, which can be reached within an hour of leaving a holiday rental in Guingamp.

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