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Discover Brittany, the jewel of northwest France
Dramatic coastline explorers will find medieval towns, culinary delights, and seemingly endless rural lanes; there is more to Brittany than meets the eye.
Set in northwest France, Brittany is known as Bretagne in French and has even been referred to as Petite Bretagne as it sits across the channel from its neighbour, Great Britain. The diverse coastline of Brittany stretches over 1000 miles long showcasing some of France’s most beautiful beaches, secluded coves and unique islands. Proud of being not quite typically French the region of Brittany embraces its Breton culture, traditions, and unspoiled landscape. Are you intrigued to discover more of Brittany? Great, let’s continue…
Brittany is filled with a wonderful selection of towns, some make for an enjoyable long weekend, many are bursting with tourist attractions and others are steeped in history. Highlights include, medieval quarters, festivals and historic landmarks but all are equally worthy of a visit and would also make lovely places to call home. Located on the Emerald coast is Saint Malo, possibly our favourite town in Brittany as well. Greeted by the impressive original ramparts, the port welcomes you to the region at the ferry docks you are invited to leave your car behind you and explore the town’s beautiful surroundings and stunning views out to sea. Rennes is the capital of Brittany just a 40-minute drive south of Saint-Malo. The moment you reach Rennes you are immersed in the cultural charms, undeniable architecture of the old town, prominent Saint-Pierre cathedral and the fine arts museum, to name just a few. Other notable towns include the tourist town of Morlaix, Dinan, Saint Brieuc, the historic town of Quimper and the affluent city of Nantes.
Blessed with well over a thousand miles of coastline it’s understandable why Brittany is one of France’s top tourist destinations. Situated on the northern coast is Cancale, famous for its oysters, excellent restaurants and views across the Mont Saint Michael Bay it is also home to several beautiful beaches and popular with holidaymakers. If you want to be spoilt for choice the seaside resort of Dinard has three beaches for you to choose from, each with fine white sand and shallow waters, here your family can enjoy beach clubs, water activities, and traditional blue striped beach tents.
On the Pink Granite Coast, we recommend a trip to Perros-Guirec and Trebeurden, both areas are very popular with families and have beaches with activities and facilities for a full day of fun by the sea. Heading south the beaches in Benodet and Carnac boast pretty seaside resorts with panoramic views and tree-lined avenues. Whether you are spending your holidays or moving here there are any endless amount of beaches to explore throughout the year.
Taking advantage of the undiscovered feel that Brittany possesses is a large selection of countryside homes, starting from just €200,000. Other properties include apartments, mansions, and even the odd modern villa, in fact, we currently have over 200 properties for sale throughout the region, particularly in the Cotes d'Armor and Finistere. Scattered along the sun-drenched coast our properties benefit from beautiful, weather, picturesque views and access to the UK. Some of our countryside properties are located near Brittany’s lively seaside resorts, however, they manage to retain their character and rural charm. With a variety of properties, pleasant climate and financial benefits buying a home in Brittany has never been so appealing.