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Discover the beauty of Brittany at holiday lettings

Brittany has a special place in the heart of many a traveller. Once you've been, it rarely lets you go. It's easy to see where the nostalgia comes from, what with wild, wave-battered lengths of jagged coastline merging with wide bays of bisque-coloured sand, with medieval keeps soaring atop hearty Breton bistros where platters of crepes and crab are the norm. Towns like Saint-Malo, ship-spotted Brest and regal Rennes all entice with tales of seafaring and statecraft. Rugged Finistere is a hiking, sailing magnet. Primeval Morbihan is steeped in ancient history. Brittany holiday rentals are a ticket to the lot.

Things to do

Attractions near Brittany holiday lettings

Brittany holiday rentals in Saint-Malo could be the perfect introduction to the rich past of this northern cut-out of France. They sit shrouded by the soaring turrets of a fairy-tale chateau and endless ramparts that hint at the old pirating history of the place. Moving on to Rennes, there are more regal sights with fine art museums and neoclassical Rennes Cathedral heading up the itinerary. Tales of great maritime battles and seafaring adventurers meet in Brest's Musée National de la Marine, while darker moments in Europe's 20th-century past are chronicled at the Musee Memoires 39-45.


Things to do near Brittany holiday homes

Brittany is a veritable playground for outdoorsy types. You can charter a boat and bounce over the wild Atlantic swells, taking in the gorgeous bays of Finistere as you go. You can lace up the hiking boots to wander endless swathes of sand dune or wind-buffeted clifftops. Wetsuits are needed to ride the waves of the west coast, where rollers crash into the Crozon Peninsula and Pointe de la Torche. Camping is plentiful and so are wholesome seaside towns where promenades drop down to sparkling beaches ripe for those sandcastle maestros.


Climate during your stay in Brittany holiday homes

It's a good idea to organise any family holiday to the gites of Brittany for the summertime. There are bound to be more travellers seeking out Brittany holiday rentals then, but the months of June, July and August do guarantee the highest temperatures and – crucially – driest days. Winter, early spring and autumn can be prohibitively wet in this oceanic region, meaning you'll need to be sure to pack the waterproofs if you intend on coming anytime between November and March.

Natural features

Coasts on all sides in Brittany

Brittany sprouts from the north-western corner of France. It's surrounded by ocean on 3 sides, so it's hardly surprising that it's famed for its long and beautiful coastline. The cap of the province is the much-vaunted Finistere department, a land of rock-ribbed inlets and soaring cliffs where the full force of the Atlantic meets the land. The northern stretches of the Cotes-d'Armor are much tamer, offering sailors a haven with boulder-dotted bays and medieval port towns. Inland, the vistas are taken over by the low, forested hills and winding riverways typical of the Ille-et-Vilaine region.


Beach locales near Brittany holiday homes

The beaches of Brittany are one of its biggest draws. Holiday homes are available near places like Côte de Granit Rose, a stretch of coastline with hiking trails, coloured cliffs and tranquil beaches near crystal-blue waters, and Île d'Arz, a set of islands with natural surrounds and beautiful beaches near calm surf. Presqu'île de Crozon is another highlight, boasting a sheltered, soft-sand beach with beautiful turquoise seas.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly attractions near Brittany holiday homes

Brittany has numerous kid-friendly attractions for fun and excitement. Holiday rentals can be found near places like the Zoo and Botanical Garden of Branféré, an animal park with global wildlife species and a botanical garden, and Fort National, a 17th-century granite fortress with guided tours at low tide. Kids will also like Grand Aquarium Saint Malo, a marine-life centre with sea life encounters, mini submarine rides and pirate exhibits.

How many holiday rentals are available around Brittany?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 18,314 holiday lettings around Brittany. From 938 villas to 985 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Brittany?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Brittany. From Vrbo UK travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Saint-Malo: 2,405 holiday homes
  • Plerin: 697 holiday homes
  • Crozon: 1,085 holiday homes
  • Lannilis: 662 holiday homes
  • Plounevez-Lochrist: 822 holiday homes

Vrbo UK offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Brittany! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Brittany?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Brittany with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Saint-Malo: 2,405 holiday lettings
  • Plerin: 697 holiday lettings
  • Crozon: 1,085 holiday lettings
  • Lannilis: 662 holiday lettings
  • Plounevez-Lochrist: 822 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Brittany?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Brittany are:

  • Dinard (DNR-Dinard - Pleurtuit - Saint-Malo): 3,169 self catering accommodations
  • Lorient (LRT-Lorient - South Brittany): 1,667 self catering accommodations
  • Quimper (UIP-Quimper - Cornouaille): 2,652 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Brittany?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Brittany. From Vrbo UK travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cap Coz Beach: 2,399 holiday rentals
  • University of Western Brittany: 1,757 holiday rentals
  • Morgat Beach: 1,754 holiday rentals
  • Point de la Torche: 2,044 holiday rentals
  • Chateau de Dinan: 2,885 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Brittany listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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