Brittany is steeped in culture and history and all this is set in a region of beautiful landscapes and stunning coastlines. No more so than in Southern Finistère where we are located, here you will find a land of proud and very friendly Bretons, who welcome all who visit to enjoy their homeland. Fishing is still the mainstay of the economy and local seaweed is another that is used by the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.
There is lots to see and do whatever the weather and despite the misconceptions it rains less in Rennes than Toulouse, less in Carnac than Nice and less in Brest than Biarritz! We have a spectacular coastline with stunning beaches that haven’t been overdeveloped so still retain their natural charm. Medieval towns with fascinating architecture, villages with thatched homes built from the local granite, picturesque fishing ports, (where they film the French version of Doc Martin!).
Enjoy the numerous Breton fetes and festivals throughout the summer months, with dancing, music, fireworks and traditional fayre at great prices. Sample locally grown oysters or the fresh seafood that is landed in one of the nearby harbours, you can even buy it straight off the fishing boats when they come in. Or just take time out in to savour the local dishes in the restaurants and cafes.
If you have lots of energy to spare there are great coastal and forest walks or you could just wander around the ramparts of the walled town in Concarneau. The roads, tracks and forests are perfect for mountain biking and most places produce a map of all the routes. Added to this you can go sailing, diving, surfing, windsurfing, sea fishing and even Island hopping.
What more can we say this is a truly fantastic place to go on holiday, we liked it so much we moved here!