The Beauty of Brittany:
Whilst Brittany’s tourist industry is heavily focused on its beaches and seaside resorts there is so much more to Brittany than meets the eye making this stunning region of France an ideal place to own a holiday home.
Some Celtic traditions of many centuries ago are still going strong; the Breton language is still widely spoken for one. Throughout the year there are many traditional cultural events from the Celtic nations celebrating music, dance, theatre, arts, artisan, gastronomy and sports (such as the “Festival Interceltique” which takes place annually in Lorient) and, of course, the traditional “crêpe”. Both savoury and sweet, the crepe remains the region’s most sampled delicacy.
For many centuries Brittany was an independent region with the city of Rennes as its capital and where the walled medieval citadels of Dinan, Vitré, St Malo and Vannes once guarded its borders from France. Steeped in history and traditionally preserved today these cities are widely visited by visitors from all over the world.
Above all Brittany is the land of the sea where old traditions meet the modern world where fishermen can be found collecting seafood by traditional methods alongside sailing, surfing and land yachting enthusiasts.
Collecting seafood is a real Breton family affair; at low tide it’s quite common to see groups of people knee deep in the wet sand with buckets and tools digging for clams, cockles or mussels or bending down between the rocks in search of crabs or even lobster.
Adrenaline sports are equally popular; in addition to surfing on the Morbihan coastline around Quiberon and Carnac, and land yachting on the northernmost beaches along the flat shores of the Bay of Mont St Michel, Brittany is also home to several well know regional and world sailing races including:
The Obelix Trophy departing from Bénodet (1st weekend in May)
The Québec-St Malo (every 4 years)
The regional racing tour of Bretagne à La Voile from St Malo to Trinité-sur-Mer (every 2 years)
Getting to Brittany couldn’t be easier; the ferry ports at St Malo and Roscoff on the North Coast provide easy access from both the UK and Channel Islands with Brittany Ferries and Condor Ferries whilst the Normandy ferry ports at Caen (Ouistreham)and Cherbourg are only a couple of hours’ drive.
The cheaper airlines fly into Brittany’s airports at Rennes, Dinard and Brest with other options at Nantes and Deauville airports which are further away:
|Airport (Airport Code)||Flights from:||Airlines:|
|Dinard (DNR)||East Midlands (EMA)|
London Stansted (STN)
|Brest (BES)||Newcastle (NCL)|
|Rennes (RNS)||Aberdeen (ABZ)|
Isle of Man (IOM)
London City (LCY)
London Southend (SEN)
|Nantes (NTE)||Aberdeen (ABZ)|
Isle of Man (IOM)
London Gatwick (LGW)
|Deauville (DOL)||London Stansted (STN)||Deauville (DOL)|
Owning a holiday home in this stunning region of France couldn’t be easier. We have carefully chosen our Brittany parks offering a choice of different lifestyles, facilities and locations available to suit all.
Which park should I choose?
For those interested in a large and lively park set in a tranquil location, with more sports activities, facilities and entertainment than you can shake a stick at, Les Ormes Domaine and Resort is the one for you.
For those looking for tranquillity, escapism and total relaxation in the comfort of your own holiday home all within walking distance to a picturesque little Breton village with a vast sandy beach then head to Château de L’Aumône .
If a bit of traditional Breton history, culture and architecture is your thing then why not consider L’Orangerie de Lanniron for your holiday home. With all year round access, outstanding facilities and ideally located within walking distance of the cultural haven of Quimper this park does not disappoint.
Or perhaps you fancy the Southern part of the region at Camping de la Baie in the Loire Atlantique nestled nicely between Brittany and the Vendée. Here the beaches are aplenty (the nearest one just 600m away), the fishing ports of Croisic and La Turballe are just 15km away and the city of Nantes is right on your doorstep and ready to be explored; all this, easily accessible by plane from the UK.
Or, if none of the above parks appeal, just give us a call to let us know what you are looking for and we will endeavour find you that idyllic little “bolt-hole” park tailored to your requirements (where possible) in this stunning area of France.
Call us for a chat today on 01903 44 20 25