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.
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.