Brittany is one of France's most rugged regions and is a fascinating mix of spectacular coastline, superb beaches, rolling countryside, ancient towns, magical islands and inland woods. It is a land rich in Culture, Tradition and History. Most roads around the region are quiet, so driving around is a much more relaxed and pleasurable experience.
We are located in the Cotes D'Armor Region, close to the border with Morbihan.
The Cotes D'Armor Region
The coastline stretches from the huge granite boulders eroded into fantastical shapes along the Pink Granite Coast at Perros-Guirec, to the highest cliffs in Brittany at Plouha ending finally in the serene landscapes and fine sandy beaches of the Emerald Coast.
Along the way are characterful fishing ports and a bird-watchers paradise at ‘Sept Iles’. Pretty inland towns abound, a ‘must’ being the wonderful medieval river port of Dinan on the River Rance. (See the video below)
The beautiful island-studded Golfe du Morbihan – literally ‘Little Sea’ in Breton - is central to the department of Morbihan’s pretty seaside resorts, marinas and long beaches making this one of Brittany’s ideal holiday locations (See the video below).
The endless Morbihan coastline provides plenty of opportunity for watersports, La Trinite-sur-Mer is a popular sailing choice.
Inland, there are also excellent walking trails in the Forest of Quenecan beside the beautiful Lake Guerledan. For heritage and culture, visit Morbihan’s capital city of Vannes, or marvel at Carnac’s giant Neolithic stones.
- The World Heritage Site of Mont St Michel (1 Hour 45 Minutes)
- The medieval walled town of Dinan, set high up above the river Rance. The maze of winding streets are fascinating to explore (70 minutes)
- The historic town of Quimper, home to the famous faience pottery (80 minutes)
- The historic town of Vannes (70 minutes) and the Gulf de Morbihan (one of the most beautiful bays in the world)
- The Isle de Moines and the Isle D'Arz in the Gulf of Morbihan (110 minutes with short ferry crossing from Baden)
- The Pink Granite Coast and the Emerald Coast on the North Coast
- Carnac and the ancient standing stones on the South Coast (80 minutes)
- The ancient walled coastal town of Concarneau (La Ville Clos) (90 minutes)