Brittany & Saint Malo
This picturesque coastline is dotted with charming fishing villages, marinas and chic beach resorts. From the Pink Granite Coast in the north, the Crozon peninsula to the Gulf of Morbihan in the South, you will experience something totally different.
Circle the tall granite walls of the famous Saint Malo, the most attractive port city of Brittany. Get lost in the cobblestone streets medieval ramparts and half-timbered houses of the ancient riverfront city of Dinan. Head to the charming fishing village of Cancale and enjoy its famous mouth-watering oysters that are so good legend has it Louis XIV even had them taken to Versailles. Head South Brittany via Josselin.
Re-imagine fairytales as you tour around the elegant gardens, enormous libraries and flamboyant halls of Château de Josselin, a beautiful yet imposing fortress built in the 11th century. Explore Vannes and wander around the well-preserved medieval streets before enjoying a harbour-side lunch then taking a boat trip around the gulf. Discover charming little harbour of St Goustan in Auray and see the megalithic sites of Carnac which predate Stonehenge by a century and number no less than 3,000 and relax on one of the beautiful sandy beaches South Brittany has to offer. Indulge your taste buds in seafood, homemade cider and delicious crêpes; all the while listening to fantastic tales of fairies, wizards and even King Arthur himself.
When to visit
Brittany is best visited during the summer months (June to August) when the region experiences pleasant weather, warm temperatures, and longer daylight hours, making it an ideal time to explore its beautiful coastal landscapes, relax on sandy beaches, and engage in outdoor activities.