Though it may not have the Mediterranean climate of the south, Brittany in northern France ticks all other boxes for a brilliant holiday; plenty of culture, lots of history, beautiful beaches and delicious food. Renting one of HouseTrip’s apartments in Brittany will give holidaymakers the perfect opportunity to explore one of the region’s numerous walking trails, enjoy some of the many theme parks or zoos in the area and of course, try out lots of crepes that the Bretons are famous for making. Deeply proud of its Gaelic roots Brittany is visibly and charmingly different from other regions in France and a great holiday destination.
Holiday in Brittany
Thanks to occupations by the Vikings and the French and English armies while still staying true to its Gaelic roots, there are many different types of historic architecture to be appreciated across the Breton region from grand renaissance chateaux to medieval castles like the still lived in Château de Josselin, which also houses a famous doll museum. Well known Breton cities include Rennes, a lively University city and the capital of the region, and historic posts like Brest and Saint Malo, which is the home of the impressively large Grand Aquarium, a popular attraction with kids of all ages. The stunning coastline of Brittany is famous for its pink granite stone and at the eastern head of the Bay of St-Brieuc you’ll find Cap d’Erquy a characterful port and seaside resort, which boasts clear blue waters and numerous delicious seafood restaurants. The medieval village Dinan is a must-see for anyone who likes rambling down narrow, cobbled ramparts and photographing old half-timber houses. This is also the perfect spot for a delicious meal that Brittany is famous for like moules-marinière and mouton a la cuillere (slow-cooked lamb) and you can’t visit Brittany without indulging in at least one round of sweet crepes or galettes and unlike the rest of France, Brittany is more famous for its cider than its wine..
Renting holiday accommodation in Brittany
Renting short-term accommodation in Brittany is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to explore and enjoy the region. From city studios in Rennes and Brest to family homes in remote Breton villages, HouseTrip has a wide range of holiday properties in Brittany. Choose the right one for you and enjoy the flexibility that staying in your own self-catering home from home gives you during your holiday in beautiful Brittany.