Visitors to Brittany have long since been seduced by its wonderful scenery, fantastic food and majestic coastline. It's a wonderful destination to explore on one of our independent walking or cycling holidays and we're delighted to be offering you two very distinct areas: the glorious Emerald Coast in the north, and picturesque Finistere, tucked away in the south-western corner, in a region tourists rarely visit.
Some of the most dramatic scenery in Brittany can be found along this northern coast. The vividly contrasting landscapes - pink cliffs, red rocks and jagged granite peaks - have made it an artists' haven over the years yet, despite its popularity, you can still get away from it all and find your own hidden delights.
The area around Finistere is also known as 'Cornouille', or Cornwall, and is the ancient heart of the region. Indeed with its winding, quiet country lanes, long, deserted sandy beaches and little thatched cottages, this could be the England many of us often dream about - and with the added attraction of the best of France thrown in! Furthermore, the mild summer climate here makes it a perfect choice for a walking or cycling holiday.
This charming and tastefully decorated two bedroom ground floor apartment is set next to the river Rance, just a few minutes from the old port of Dinan. Part of a former C18 tannery, the apartment has been carefully upgraded to ensure its character features remain, adding to the experience of staying in an area so steeped in history. This property is ideally located to explore Brittany by bike or on foot.
A spacious two bedroom ground floor apartment with sunny terrace and large sea-facing windows opening onto a pretty garden. This property is perfectly located for exploring coastal Brittany – it is situated close to several sandy beaches in the popular seaside village of St-Jacut-de-la-Mer and close to village amenities.
This beautifully renovated three bedroom stone cottage is situated on a quiet cobbled street very close to Dinan's picturesque port area. Sleeping five comfortably, it’s a great base from which to explore Brittany’s Cotes d’Armor and Ile-et-Vilaine regions and is just a few minutes’ walk from riverside bars and restaurants.
A beautifully renovated and decorated traditional Breton cottage with three bedrooms, sleeping up to six guests. Set on the banks of the river Rance (your front gate opens up onto the riverside path), this cottage is perfectly situated for beautiful views, and it’s only a short walk to the restaurants and shops in the traditional port of Dinan
Le Bois Hannelais is a pretty stone farmhouse, believed to be over 350 years old, which has all the original features and charm combined with modern style and amenities. Comfortably sleeping up to eight people in four bedrooms, this spacious countryside house is a good choice for a larger family group or for several couples.
A unique one bedroom apartment, forming part of a C16 stone tannery. With two walls of floor-to-ceiling windows, stylish Le Loft offers wonderful views down to the old stone bridge crossing the river in Dinan Port, which is just a few minutes’ walk away. It’s an ideal base from which to explore northern Brittany on foot or by bike.
Apartment des Tisserands is a characterful and tastefully decorated apartment in a wonderful location – next to the River Rance in the heart of the old port of Dinan. Forming part of an imposing old stone house and former tannery, the apartment has been recently upgraded, fitted out and decorated but has retained its character with original beams, fireplace with log burner and lime jointed stone walls. This property is ideally located to explore Brittany by bike or on foot.
Brittany's Emerald Coast boasts some of the most stunning scenery in Europe, yet is relatively untouched by tourism. It's a landscape of pink-gold cliffs, deserted poppy-fringed beaches and traditional friendly Breton villages.
Visitors have long been drawn to the stunning white beaches of Brittany's Emerald Coast, yet the region remains largely unspoiled with traditional fishing ports, colourful country hamlets and beautifully preserved walled towns unchanged since the Middle Ages.
8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
All buffet breakfasts and 4 evening meals included