A Wee Guide to Some of The Best Things to See and Do in Brittany, France

It was a near-perfect day on the rugged coast – blue sea and enough breeze to offset the heat of the flaming sun hanging high up in the cloudless sky. The beach may have been a little overcrowded, but it wasn’t long before we were in the water.

Visiting Brittany, located in the northwest region of France, was a warm reprieve from Ireland. Every inch of the rugged coastline, dotted with the most unusual lighthouses we have ever seen, was tourist-friendly and constant sunshine made us appreciate every single detail.

There is no doubt, that certain places can leave a mark on us; our fascination with Brittany remained long after we dropped off a rented car and landed back in Ireland.

We started our journey in Nantes and drove to the Clohars-Carnoët region, where the cutest Airbnb house with a tiny garden, not too far from the beach, was waiting for us.

As soon as we swerved off the main road, we gazed out at the ocean and then back at each other, happily beaming and giggling. Not knowing what beauty the next bay and coastal stretch were hiding, made us drive for hours and hours, it was just too pretty to leave.

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A Wee Guide to Some of the Best Things to See and Do in Brittany, France

Our escape to sunny France at the end of the summer was a spontaneous one! Within hours, we booked our flights and accommodation and only then started researching more about the region and mainly relied on the official site for Brittany Tourism

This was our first time in the area, and after a week on the road, we realised, sure enough, not the last one.

In this blog post, we want to share our love for the northwest part of France. Our escape to France was all about half-timbered houses, cobbled streets, sunsets and family time.

We started our journey in Nantes, followed by visits to Vannes, Lorient, Pontorson, Mont-Saint-Michel and Rennes.

Even though we managed to drive too many kilometres in such a short period, we had the best road trip ever. Below we share some of the places worth visiting.

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Abandoning rainy Ireland and taking the family on a week-long adventure around verdant regions and beautiful estuaries in France was definitely a trip to remember.

Road trip highlights

If you are looking for a beautiful place to visit in France that’s rich with natural beauty and incredible views, add Brittany to your travel wish list. One thing we learned while traversing through the neighbouring county – there’s no definitive answer or formula that defines a great travel experience.

Visiting famous tourist attractions can be a dream come trough moment for many but the kindness of people, feeling at home while on the road and feeling the thrill of the open road ranks pretty high on our list too.

  • Medieval Dinan Town and incredible ramparts & fresh and organic local produce
  • Breakfast in Quimper and half-timbered houses & stunning sunsets over a Golfe de Morbihan
  • Visiting Brittanie’s capital city-Rennes & meeting friendly locals
  • Practising slow travel & savouring every single moment
  • Learning to be in a moment & appreciating life as a whole

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Encounter beautiful sights in Clohars-Carnoët

It is impossible to skip this part of Brittany as it is loaded with unmissable sights, soft dunes, perfect creeks, beautifully unspoiled beaches and sleepy little villages where you can watch locals carrying out their daily chores and wave goodbye to fishers going off to catch fish.

To the south of Quimperlé, nestling between Lorient and Concarneau, the pretty little town of Clohars-Carnoët is a veritable model of the traditional Breton village well-known for the beauty of the harbours of Le Pouldu and Doëlan.

The pretty little harbour with its emerald waters, 2 colourful lighthouses, authentic thatched cottages and multicoloured boats is an unmissable spot to explore in southern Finistère.

By fresh fish off the boat |  Come down here between 2 pm and 5 pm most afternoons and you can buy fish fresh off the boats.

Explore coastal hiking paths |  there are plenty of pats that follow the shores of the inlets and creeks around Doëlan and for avid walkers, the GR34 – the famous long-distance that hugs the Brittany coast all the way from north to south, can take you right around the harbour and to the east towards the very open resort of Le Pouldu.

Did you know? It was in one of Doëlan’s houses that Robert Badinter wrote his famous speech on the abolition of the death penalty in France.

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Explore Rennes, the capital city of Brittany

While being in nature provides the uttermost experience we seek when exploring different corners of the world, we also like to include vibrant cities. This way we get to visit museums, climb church towers and enjoy people watching, in a process deepening our connection and giving ourselves a great reason to emerge from our hideout.

We arrived early in the morning, the streets were almost empty, except for an elderly couple walking hand in hand, so we had the place all to ourselves. The weather wasn’t ideal for walking around, it had been drizzling since early morning, making the cobbled street well-polished and slippery. Usually, rainy days are our reset button, but this time, we made an exception.

Rennes is a perfect city for a cultural break, and day-trippers will enjoy its food scene, museums, craft shops, living history, music stores and many art galleries.

The historic centre of Rennes |  is where you can discover one of the city’s unique features: its half-timbered houses with colourful facades. In total there are 286 houses and to admire them you can walk down one of many cobbled streets like Psalette, Le Chapitre and Saint-Sauveur Street.

The Mordelaises Gates |  the main entrance to the city from the 15th century onwards, the Mordelaises Gates are characterized by a large door used for the passage of vehicles and a small pedestrian door surrounded by 2 symmetrical towers raised with machicolations. Located close to Renne’s cathedral, the gates are a must-see.

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Visit medieval Dinan

Before departing for France, we did our homework thoroughly and left no stone unturned in looking for the most beautiful villages in Brittany.  At first, I wasn’t sure how we gonna narrow down the list but as soon as we saw pictures of Dinan, I knew we had to go.

Upon our arrival, we parked outside a two-story half-timbered house, freshly painted in calming green tones. We love these old surviving relics and walking through the delightfully preserved town of Dinan, in north-western France, we felt like stepping back in time.  Every façade was beautifully cared for, with fragrant flower baskets and carefully carved signs decorating every single house.

We took our time and slowly snailed through Rue du Jeruzal, which is the main high street lined with shops, cafes, and restaurants, down to the peaceful River Rance, where the historic Port of Dinan can be found.

Dinan is quite popular with those who want to travel back in time and get lost exploring one of the most beautiful medieval towns in France. There are many fantastic attractions in Dinan worth visiting. Dinan is designated as the Town and Land of Art and History, and its Centre Historique is richly filled with a maze of cobbled streets and buildings dating back to the 13th century that looks straight out of storytelling books.

  • Les Remparts de Dinan – enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding countryside by going for a walk around Ramparts, build in the 13th century where 10 out of the 14 guard towers are still standing strong.
  • St Malo church and Basilique St-Sauveur with many stained glass windows are well worth a stop too.
  • Dinan Castle – also known as Château de Dinan was built by John IV of Montfort with the usual medieval layout. It’s worth paying EUR 4 to see the views from the top of the chateau.
  • Place des Merciers – this beautiful square is surrounded by one-of-a-kind triangular-gable houses. In this place, you’ll find many artisans’ workshops worth visiting. I personally think that most of the time it’s not the impressive monuments that make the area feel special but rather little corner cafes decorated with colourful flowers, cute squares and friendly locals.

Other towns worth exploring |  There is an abundance of beautifully preserved towns scattered around the region like award-winning Rochefort-en-Terre, Roscoff with appealing architectural heritage and Auray with a beautiful harbour.

Dinan, Brittany

Visit farmer’s markets and savour tonnes of fresh and organic foods

We loved our visits to the authentic farmer’s markets, taking place all year round on every Saturday, where fresh bread, olives, and big juicy melons were up for sale. 

Twirling through the markets provided a sense of appreciation of how fortunate we are to travel the world together where we can support flourishing farmers and learn more about various traditional foods and dishes while interacting with locals.

A classic pair of wine and cheese aside, the gastronomical delicatessen in this particular French region cannot be brushed sideways.

Whether you consume food merely due to hunger or take real pleasure in sampling different dishes, in Brittany, it can and should be enjoyed slowly. Some of the typical foods include flat oysters of Bélon, fresh shellfish and traditional pancakes called crêpes and galettes.

Made from flour, milk, eggs and melted butter the traditional crêpe used to be the main meal in the region. Nowadays you can get them filled with either sweet or savoury fillings and then wash them away with a tasty and well-balanced Breton cider.

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Farmers’ markets are a great place to hang out and chat with local producers

Visit one of Europe’s most unforgettable sights

Shared by Normandy and Brittany, the Mont-Saint-Michel is one of Europe’s most incredible sights. Situated between the towns of Granville and Cancale, the island is enclosed by the sea at high tide and makes for a spectacular sight.

Given that the bay is subject to some of the most extreme tidal variations in the world, you can always get ready for a sublime show no matter what time of the year it is.

To preserve the Mont-Saint-Michel’s exceptional landscape, the visitor car parks have been moved 1.5 miles from the mount and the access to Mont is across a bridge through the Baie du Mont St Michel, an area of mudflats known for its extreme tides that sweep in quickly.

You can take a walk to the abbey at the top of Mont, wander through Mont’s street, the Grande Rue where you’ll find gift shops and restaurants or you can stay overnight to truly enjoy the beauty of the Mont St Michel after the crowds of tourists depart.

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Mont-Saint-Michel is a sight to behold

Where to stay in Brittany

When it comes to accommodation, we almost always use Airbnb for numerous reasons, and Brittany was no exception. Airbnb is a fantastic accommodation search engine, and we can always find something that fits our budget and needs.

As we spend most of our holiday time outdoors, exploring our surroundings, we love to book simple or even basic accommodation where we can make breakfast, sleep and shower(what else would you need anyway?)

Brittany has no shortage of excellent accommodations.  Beautifully restored traditional French chateaus, crowd-pleasing villas, cute cottages,  that feel warm and welcome as well as plenty of budget-friendly guesthouses and campsites.

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The beaches in Brittany are made for exploring

How to get to Brittany

To get to Brittany, we opted for a flight with a budget airline Ryanair from Dublin to Nantes and rented a car to travel through the French landscape. You can also fly into Brest and  Dinard airports from the UK with low-cost airlines like Flybe and Cityjet.

Its proximity to Uk and Ireland means there are daily ferry crossings from Poole and Portsmouth to Saint-Malo and Roscoff, and from Cork and Rosslare to Roscoff. This way you can bring your own car, motorhome or caravan with you.

You can also travel by high-speed train from London to Rennes, via Paris in just under 5 hours.

Getting around |  Renting a car and going for a road trip is the best way to explore the region as motorways connecting cities are in perfect conditions and aren’t tolled if compared to the rest of France.

If renting a car isn’t possible, you can base yourself in one town and make small side trips to nearby villages and towns.

Doelan is in a small estuary of the Finistere coast in Brittany.

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Now, over to you!

Have you been to Brittany? Let us know in the comments below!

Let us know if you are plotting a visit to Brittany and have travel-related questions!

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80 thoughts on “A Wee Guide to Some of The Best Things to See and Do in Brittany, France

    1. Bounded by the sea and defined by its traditional character, Brittany is a beautiful region in northeastern France, and you would love to explore it, Alison. As Ireland is at the start of the fourth wave of Covid-19 infections, we are not going anywhere any time soon either. Hopefully, next year. Thanks for stopping by and have a good day 🙂 Aiva xx

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    1. Thank you kindly! Quaint fishing villages are nestled in bays along the Atlantic coastline, while the verdant countryside is dotted with picturesque medieval villages and fairy-tale castles making Brittany an amazing place to explore. Thanks for reading and have a nice day 🙂 Aiva xx

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  1. Lovely article Aiva! Great photos and a great narrative, informative and interesting to read. I’ve never been there but now I feel rather encouraged to think about it… Cheers Aiva and a happy holiday to you!

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    1. Thanks so much, Francisco. The landscape in Brittany varies from peaceful moors and pristine forests to secluded sandy beaches and dramatic seaside scenery, and we had heaps of fun exploring it. Thanks for stopping by and have a nice day 🙂 Aiva


    1. We found cheap flights to Nantes and decided on a whim to head over to Brittanny not fully knowing what to expect. We were delighted to find out that the region offers endless sightseeing opportunities, authentic local experiences and dessert crepes with toppings such as caramel, chocolate sauce, and fresh seasonal strawberries. Thanks for reading and have a good day 🙂 Aiva

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    1. You would love Brittany, Maggie. Much like Wales and Scotland are to the U.K., Brittany is independent with a strong Celtic background steeped in tradition and legends. Oh yes, and it is wild. Brittany also has its own language, its own music, its own food and drink and its own laws, how amazing is that? Thanks for stopping by and have a nice day 🙂 Aiva


    1. Thank you kindly. Brittany is spectacularly beautiful. It’s a rare calendar of France that is not filled with colourful pictures of doors, windows, flower baskets and gardens from Brittany, where the gulf stream provides a temperate climate that can support a wide assortment of plants and even palm trees. Aiva xx


  2. Wonderful post Aiva! I’ve been to Brittany and saw many of the places you mention – it’s all very beautiful and I’d like to return for another visit… 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much, Meg. If you love being by the sea then you would love to visit Brittany as one-third of France’s coastline is in Brittany and it is rugged, rocky and huge. The bays are protected by fearsome castles and fortresses, and the villages are all made of stone making this part of the world utterly appealing to travellers and explorers. Thanks for stopping by and have a nice day 🙂 Aiva xx

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    1. Thanks so much, Marie. Dinan is a very charming walled medieval city, but during the low season, lots of historical places are closed. Nevertheless, as you walk those ancient cobbled streets you cannot but wonder what footprints of history are under you. Take care xxx


    1. What amazed us most on our Brittany road trip, a region in the northwest of France were the absolute jaw-dropping panoramas that we came across. From the raw coastal stretches to the medieval towns, there was such amazing diversity on display. As we are back to rain, the heatwave is just a distant memory, but we had so much fun swimming in the ocean, Kerry! Thanks for stopping by and have a good day 🙂 Aiva xxx

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  3. In a few words and few images you have captured the essence of Brittany, marked by a strong character, like granite, the hard local stone. Whether it is the big cities, the small villages or the coastal landscape, there is a deep authenticity that so seduces the visitor looking for something different from what can be seen elsewhere.

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    1. Visiting the rugged and beautiful Brittany in France was one of the best road trips to date. They have some of the clearest, turquoise waters, the villages are super quaint with cobbled streets and pretty shutters at every step and you can lose yourself among magical mythical sites such as Carnac Stones. One thing I loved the most about the Bretons is, – they still look outwards towards the rest of the world rather than towards Paris. Thanks for stopping by and have a nice day 🙂 Aiva xx

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    1. Thanks so much, Glenys. The glorious and immensely varied coast was one of the main reasons why we decided to visit Brittany, but in the end, we fell in love with those impossibly pretty picture-postcard towns full of old streets. Thanks for stopping by and have a nice day 🙂 Aiva xxx

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  4. I only had an extended weekend in Brittany over five years ago for my birthday, and it was a lovely time. I visited Rennes, Saint-Malo, and Dinan, and despite the dreary skies, they still added to the somber, brooding beauty that makes the region all the more distinctive. I’m surprised you call Brittany warmer than Ireland, as I found it rather chilly and rainy when I went in the spring! Personally, I consider Mont-St-Michel part of Normandy rather than Brittany (I’m biased, though, as I lived in Normandy for two years!), but regardless of which region it belongs to, le Mont-St-Michel is certainly a sight to see, and imperative to visit at least in one’s lifetime! Thanks for sharing, Aiva– you brought back the memories! 🙂

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    1. I am glad to hear you’ve been to Brittany, too, Rebecca, it’s such an amazing corner of France to see and explore. Before our trip, I did my research about the weather, and I knew that the climate is oceanic on the coasts, especially on the western coast where we were staying and so I packed accordingly. Much to my surprise, temperatures reached +26’C on the first few days and despite the little sleep due to the heat during the night, we walked away with a proper tan.

      What we learned by exploring Brittany is, – Mont Saint-Michel lies in Normandy; however, the Bay du Mont Saint-Michel lies between Normandy and Brittany, so at times we heard people say Mont Saint-Michel is in Brittany. Nevertheless, we had a fantastic time visiting one of the most iconic islands and its dream-like setting. I was surprised by how much there was to see and of course, seven days wasn’t enough to visit all the villages, farmers markets and lighthouses – I still want to see Quiberon Coast and Rochefort-en-Terre. Thanks for reading and have a nice day 🙂 Aiva xx

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  5. It really looks a delightful area and I wish we’d visited. My son is going to a wedding next August in that part of Brittany, and I’m now quite jealous. Beautifully showcased, Aiva!

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    1. Hi, Jo 🙂 I am glad to hear your son is going to visit Brittany next summer. It’s a stunningly beautiful region running from the Côte du Granit Rose (the red granite coast) with its pink rock formations and wonderful beaches in the north to the prehistoric remains at Carnac and the glorious islands just off the mainland in the south. It has history and great towns, superb food, and top events. I can highly recommend it 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by and have a good day. Aiva xx


  6. I haven’t been to Brittany before, but I would love to visit someday. This looks like a beautiful area to take a road trip. There’s so much history and gorgeous scenery. I’ve become obsessed lately with farmer’s markets. Doesn’t food just taste so much better when it’s fresh? It’s always a good reminder to just slow down and enjoy the moment. I find taking a holiday helps keep me balanced and makes me more appreciative of just everything. Thanks for sharing. Linda

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    1. I am glad to hear you love farmers markets, too Linda. Buying local has become second nature to us over the past few years, and we are fortunate to have a few great markets right here in Sligo. I couldn’t imagine my life without freshly baked french baguettes and homemade jams anymore as everything tastes so much better compared to what we get in supermarkets.

      When it comes to slow travel – I was always the one who was often so excited to explore a new destination that I forgot to pace myself along the way. In return, I experienced travel burnout and often returned home from a trip completely exhausted. It took me a while to change the way I travel and now, instead of squeezing in a million activities into my busy travel schedule, I focus on connection and people I meet along the way. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a nice day. Aiva xx

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      1. There’s a farmer’s market a couple of blocks away from us and it’s become part of our regular routine every Saturday morning to check it out. Everything just looks and tastes so much fresher. It’ll be hard buying veggies in the grocery store again once it closes for the fall and winter. We’re hoping to put in a garden next year to start growing some of our own veggies and herbs.

        P.S. That sounds like a lovely way to travel.

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        1. Sligo Farmers markets usually close around fall when the weather gets unbearable to be outside too, and that’s why we visit every weekend during the summer. It’s also a great way to meet people from all walks of life, learn about the products they sell and find an amazing array of products that we don’t usually see in our average supermarket: red carrots, a rainbow of heirloom tomatoes, purple cauliflower, stinging nettles, green garlic, watermelon radishes, quail eggs, maitake mushrooms, and more! xxx

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  7. This is an area of France I haven’t seen, but your descriptions make me want to go there. Dinan looks interesting and mysterious, Mont-Saint-Michel so dramatic. I’m always attracted by farmer’s markets, glad you caught one. Lovely photos of you both with the little one!

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    1. Thank you very much, Brittany took us completely by surprise! We couldn’t believe how beautiful and diverse this part of France was! The landscape was diverse and also wild at some parts- perfect to refill your soul with wondrous moments. We loved the fact that Brittany has its own distinct Breton culture compared to the rest of France and we loved Quimper and Dinan and its beautiful lighthouses and pretty seaside inlets. Would go back in a heartbeat. Thanks for stopping by and have a good day 🙂 Aiva xx

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  8. Road trips and coastal landscapes are some of my favourites, but when you mentioned the lighthouses, you totally got me🙂 Brittany is something we would like to visit one day, and your amazing post and pictures totally seduced me🙂
    Have a lovely evening, Aiva!
    Christie, xx

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    1. I am glad you are a lighthouse lover too, my friend – sometimes I choose a certain coastal destination solely based on the lighthouses they have in the area and then drive my family out to see them. Gladly, they don’t mind at all. Brittany is a lighthouse lovers dream, Christie, in the Finistère region alone eight lighthouses have been listed as National Heritage and each of them is a sight to behold! You might need a week just to see them all. Thanks for stopping by and have a nice day 🙂 Aiva xxx

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    1. I can’t believe it took me so long to get there, Nic, at the end I didn’t want to leave Brittany! This part of France makes for a tempting getaway with its focus on a simple, quality way of life. I fell in love with its quaint fishing ports lined with colourful houses right away not to mention an abundance of local specialities, from the morning’s fresh seafood to sumptuous pastries, which makes whatever activity you choose to taste that extra bit better. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are having a fun summer! Aiva 🙂 xxx

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    1. You definitely should as the rugged coastlines, jagged cliffs and spectacular seascapes make this region ideal for back to nature breaks. Thanks for stopping by and have a nice day 🙂 Aiva xx

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    1. You would love to explore Brittany as its coastline is dotted with fine sandy beaches, cliffs and secluded islands that are a perfect reason to visit. But Brittany also has glorious countryside and numerous historic cities. In this land of legends, we had a chance to discover countless beautiful towns like enchanting Dinan, famous for its quirky architecture, winding streets and tasty pastries.

      It’s very easy to reach Brittany directly by train from the UK, the easiest way is to take the Eurostar to Paris and then r a direct TGV high-speed train to Rennes and any other stations beyond.

      Thanks for stopping by and have a nice day 🙂 Aiva xxx

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  9. Oh Aiva, this is just the post I needed on a frantic day! Brittany has also stayed with me long after our visit and I agree with you that it is a place not to be rushed. Just looking at your beautiful photos brings me back and I feel peaceful. I’m disappointed that we didn’t have time to visit Quimper and Golfe de Morbihan area. When you’re exploring on bike, there is only so much you can cover. I hope I’ll get to return.

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    1. I know what you mean Caroline, with its stunning coastline of turquoise bays, dramatic swells, secluded coves and pastel-shuttered fishing villages, Brittany felt like a world away – and yet it was less than a two-hour plane ride from Ireland.

      I found that driving was an easy way to get around, but next time I would love to get out in that fresh sea air and spend some time enjoying Brittany on a bike as you did. As we gathered from our trip – the terrain is often smooth and cycling routes are clearly marked, if we ever make it, it would be a very memorable cycling adventure on the water’s edge.

      Although we had a full week, we still didn’t get to see all the places we desired. I would love to return one day to explore more of its remarkable historical buildings and to enjoy the views of turquoise waters and sandy beaches. Thanks for stopping by and have a nice day. One more month until kids go back to school, so we are trying to make the most of every day by swimming in the sea, hiking and cycling. I hope your summer is going well. Take care 🙂 Aiva xxx

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    1. There are many reasons why anyone should visit Brittany when we can travel freely again. The countryside is home to a wonderful array of beautiful and tranquil towns where you can relax, soak up the atmosphere, enjoy a slower pace of life and drink all the wine you can. There are also stunning coastal trails, plenty of amazing culinary experiences for foodies plus culture and history. I hope you get to visit one day. Thanks for stopping by and have a nice day 🙂 Aiva xx

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  10. So many beautiful sites!! And I love the way you write about your travels – so poetic and romantic. It’s amazing that all of the original buildings remain, what a special sight! Thanks for sharing this recap, and I hope your week is off to a great start.



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    1. Thank you kindly, Grace. La Bretagne – Brittany in English – is one of the most beautiful regions of France, with wild landscapes, historical cities, rich culture, and a strong identity. It is a region of tradition and character, where the stories of sailors meet the Celtic legends and we had heaps of fun exploring it. Thanks for stopping by and have a nice day 🙂 Aiva xxx


    1. I am glad to hear you had a great time exploring Brittany, Ali 🙂 I loved the Breton countryside and travelling down the back roads. We never made it to Ouray, but very much enjoyed Vannes and its medieval streets, half-timbered houses and gastronomic delights – it’s definitely one of Brittany’s most charming towns. Thanks for reading and have a nice day 🙂 Aiva xx

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  11. Never been to Brittany, but I enjoyed hearing about it! 😊 Sounds like you had a great adventure. I love your bit about farmer’s markets….I love to go to farmer’s markets, too! It’s such a fun way to explore a place’s culture and food.

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    1. Our trip to Brittany was quite spontaneous, and I was delighted with everything we had a chance to see and do along the way. The landscape in Brittany varies from peaceful moors and pristine forests to secluded sandy beaches and dramatic seaside scenery. From its rocky promontories, the craggy northern coastline offers sweeping ocean views which was just what we needed to recharge the batteries. Thanks for stopping by and have a nice day 🙂 Aiva xxx

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    1. Thanks so much. Life is all about experiences. And unlike material things, experiences stay with us no matter where we go. Finding ways to make the most of our life experiences is a challenge that we face every day. As human beings, we like to put a value on the things we pursue. We like to feel that what we are doing has a meaning. This purpose is important to our well-being, as it’s from those experiences in life that we learn and grow. Pursuing what we love brings us invaluable life lessons about ourselves and the world around us ❤

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  12. Great article, thank you for sharing! We are moving to France in the next few months, and Brittany is dream destination for me. I also hope it’ll be a good substitute for Oregon Coast…

    I’d love to see La Maison du Gouffre or “The house between the rocks” (Brittany)

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    1. Best of luck with moving to France, it sounds like a fun adventure, and I hope you’ll get to explore Brittany where the green countryside is dotted with villages that seem to have changed very little in the last few centuries once you settle in. We didn’t get to see the small house, sandwiched by two large fragments of rocks on the rocky coast of France nor we had a chance to explore much of the Côtes-d’Armor department in the Brittany region. I would love to go back one day to see more of it 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and have a nice day 🙂 Aiva xx


    1. I am glad to hear you loved exploring Brittany, too! What amazed us most on our Brittany road trip, were the absolute jaw-dropping panoramas that we came across. From the raw coastal stretches to the medieval towns, there was such amazing diversity on display. Thanks for stopping by and have a nice day 🙂 Aiva xx

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  13. Yes we’ve used Eurail pass to visit part ps of Brittany but you’ve convinced me that the best way to go here would be by the use of the car. In this regard, however, I wonder how much the price of petroleum will go up throughout Europe due to the Ukrainian /Russian War? I also wonder how ambitious we can be in foreign travel as we approach our 7th decade of life.

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    1. I’ve used Eurail Pass many times to explore different parts of Europe, but once in a while, we like to rent a car, especially as we travel with a toddler and have to bring along extra luggage and a buggy. The price of petrol is a touchy subject at the moment and it costs around 178.9 per litre. They say that the price of a litre of fuel on Irish forecourts could top €2.60 by the end of next month if current volatility in global markets continues. When it comes to travelling in your 70s – travelling when older is different, but you should do it anyway, just make sure you plan early, plan often, but plan carefully. Thanks for stopping by and have a good day 🙂 Aiva xx


    1. Thanks so much 🙂 I’ve been to Brittany only once, but the region left a permanent mark on me. I loved exploring its quaint fishing villages and fairy-tale castles. Thanks for stopping by and have a good day 🙂 Aiva xx

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  14. Brittany is indeed full of amazing and beautiful Architecture, Culture, Nature and Food. It’s the perfect travel experience one adventure to the next. Thank you for sharing the experience, it’s like being there walking it’s streets and visiting it’s cities and beaches.

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    1. Thanks so much 🙂 I very much enjoyed exploring Brittany as the landscape in the region varies from peaceful moors and pristine forests to secluded sandy beaches and dramatic seaside scenery. The Brittany offers endless sightseeing opportunities and authentic local experiences, and you can easily spend weeks exploring it and still not see everything, Thanks for stopping by. All the very best for the day. May luck be with your sides always and forever. I wish you have a great day ahead. Aiva 🙂 xx

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