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Enjoy a unique and beautiful area of northern France in comfort. In many ways, Brittany is ideal for a family self-catering holiday in a villa, gites or cottage and its proximity to the UK is a huge advantage. Take a western sea crossing, perhaps overnight and before you know it you and your car are rolling up at your holiday villa accommodation. It's not surprising Brittany has been so popular since the roll-on roll-off ferries began operating.
Stretching for hundreds of miles the rugged coastline hosts numerous creeks and coves as well as vast, wide stretches of the sandy beach often looking out over mystical islands. Throughout Finistere, Morbihan, Ille et Vilaine and the Cote d'Amor, Gothic architecture adorns small villages dotted across the lush, undulating hinterland and delightful towns such as Rennes, St Malo and Quimper are waiting to be explored.
Breton culture is special, due in large part to Celtic origins. The traditional “fez nos soireés” are fun events for all the family which take place in many of the Brittany villages and towns throughout the summer months. Traditional costumes, including “coiffe” (ladies bonnets), are worn and the music is provided by a form of bagpipe along with tin whistles, usually jazzed up with contemporary instruments, all danced to with gusto. Everyone joins in and its great fun. You can too, check availability and book one of superb, luxury Brittany villas.
In Brittany, the weather is generally good, particularly in the summer months when it gets really warm, but it is prone to attracting some rain. The gulf stream warms much of the southern coast and sea bathing can be really pleasant even late into the evening.
For self-drive holidays to Brittany, there are two main ports in Brittany itself, Roscoff and Saint-Malo. However, you can also drive to Brittany from Cherbourg, Le Havre, Caen, Dieppe and even Calais where you have the option of the ferry or the channel tunnel. Fly-drive holidays to Brittany have become increasingly popular with low-cost flights to Dinard (DNR), Nantes (NTE), Brest (BES), Rennes and Saint-Brieuc. Low-cost flight operators to Brittany include Ryanair and Flybe.
Brittany is in the Central European Time Zone which is one hour ahead of Greenwich mean time. So there is next to no impact on body rhythms.
Sport and leisure
There is plenty to do for all the family as there is a wide range of leisure activities. Water sports are fantastic, with the superb variety offered by sheltered coves and exposed headlands, so if it is windsurfing, water skiing, sailing or surfing or just plain enjoying the sea the world's your oyster. Furthermore, the sea is generally nice and safe and clean. And if you prefer something more land-based there are lots of cycling tracks, bridleways and walks, with some of the best being along the coast itself.
Books to read
Here are some books which provide a good historical and general background for those interested in the Breton past and folklore. The Bretons (by Patrick Gallium and Michael Jones, published by Blackwell) which covers the period up to the fifteen hundred (it's quite heavy going, very much a study. Standing Stones: Stonehenge, Carnac and the World of Megaliths (by Jean-Pierre Mohen, published by Thames and Hudson) have some wonderful photography and offers insight into the folklore and myths surrounding the standing stones which form a significant part of the landscape in Brittany.
The best centres for shopping in Brittany are the lovely riverside city of Quimper and Vannes. Though if you get the chance to go Nantes is really good.
Food and drink
Breton culture is special, due in large part to Celtic origins. The food is fabulous, particularly if you like fresh seafood and oysters. Often on holiday in Brittany, you come across the locals standing to wait outside fishmongers, awaiting the day's catch, don't hesitate to join them for a real treat. You can have a great time cooking local produce on the barbeque of one of our Brittany villas.
Everyone likes the crepes which come in savoury and sweet types and often make up a whole meal usually washed down with local cider which comes in a wide range of locally made varieties. There are lots of excellent seafood restaurants and a good number of Michelin star restaurants as well as regular family establishments offering both high-quality food and good value for money.
There are many fabulous beaches in Brittany. Of particular note is La Roche Percee near Beg Meil and Raguenes Plage near Nevez.
Brittany holiday homes what to expect
We offer an excellent range of villas in Brittany including a good number of indoor swimming pools many of which also have saunas and pool tables. These luxury Brittany villas with private pools allow you to enjoy your holiday whatever the weather. Or you may just prefer a smart villa by the beach.