If your idea of a gastronomical treat is a “plateau de fruits de mer” (a seafood platter) then book a holiday rental in Brittany and get ready to send your tastebuds into orbit ! On every street corner and particularly along the harbours in the pretty little fishing villages, you will be tempted by the wide variety of shellfish on offer. Relax on a restaurant terrace in Saint Philibert overlooking the bay and taste some of the best oysters on the Atlantic coast. You can even take a visit to the waterside oyster market in Cancale where you can enjoy the freshly fished oysters as they come off the boat. Treat yourself and order a large platter which will consist of crabs, prawns, langoustines, oysters, periwinkles, whelks, cockles, clams and other delights… Accompanied by some fresh rye bread, homemade mayonnaise and salted butter… mouth-watering is the only description ! If you are an oyster fan in particular, you really are in the right spot. Oysters from southern and northern Brittany are much appreciate for their exceptional quality and in 2019 the Cancale oysters were added to the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage ! Local markets offer the chance to buy fresh oysters so you can enjoy them once back in your holiday rental in a residence
, Prestige residence
, or family-friendly mobile home campsite
, in Brittany.
A holiday in Brittany is a great outdoor adventure to be enjoyed with family or friends or both ! Brittany has the longest stretch of coastline in France and the Gulf of Morbihan is dotted with over 40 islands some of which are open to visitors. Book a holiday rental in (Baden
, and take a boat trip to get a glimpse of all most of the islands or you can choose to visit those open to the public. The largest island in this area is Ile aux Moines, much appreciated for its ancient trees, particularly mild climate and modern ecological lifestyle. Ile de Brehat has its own microclimate and is extremely popular with hikers and cyclists who come here to enjoy the peace and quiet – no cars are allowed on the island ! The Glenan archipelago is particularly well known for its sailing and diving schools. Located just off the Finistere coast, this area has earned the nickname of the Breton Tahiti thanks to its white sands and beautiful lagoon. Kayak rentals are available – the best way to appreciate the wonders of this magical spot. Ushant or Ile d’Ouessant, the final stop before heading off to America, is popular in the autumn with birdwatchers as the migratory birds flock here before heading for warmer climates for the winter. You can meet the smallest sheep in the world here – a breed native to this island. Visit the 6 lighthouses on this pretty island, the oldest dating back to 1695 built by Vauban or discover the island houses, small dwellings where sailors sheltered from the wind and rain and soak up the wonderful, relaxed atmosphere here while on holiday with family or friends in Brittany.