"Favorite Brittany France Coast”? We get asked that a lot because we’ve explored almost every inch over the many years we’ve visited, plus my husband Gildas’ lifetime of family vacations and living there.
Brittany is France's most western point - south of Normandy and as little as 2 hours from Paris.
When you look at a map of Brittany France you see clearly that every department has a coastline, And we have explored…
Golfe du Morbihan
The Finistère where we picnicked on the wide beach,
pink granite coast
The Loire Atlantique, Ille-Et-Villaine …it’s really hard to choose,
And we keep going back. I fell in love with Brittany as I fell in love with Gildas (a Breton with lots of Breton family)
And not only is the coast amazing but the interior as well…
A culture dating back to pre-historic times. All those Megaliths scattered about. (Gil remembers climbing on the stones in Carnac when he was little.)
There are the castles, the quaint villages that attracted famous French painters like Gauguin , Hiking, birdwatching, camping in Brittany…
Camping in Brittany offers not only some of the best camping in France (but best camping in Europe as well) because of the amazing coastline and the rural beauty all around you. You can camp right on or near the beach.
Another cousin takes his camping car. His detailed Brittany caravan holidays itinerary takes you to many free overnight spots, historical villages and great places to visit only the natives know about.
Self catering in France offers many options. We love renting one of the Brittany cottages in France . It’s so relaxing to have your own cottage for a week.
Renting Gites in Brittany is much cheaper compared to staying at a hotel.
And the FOOD! Famous French food in Brittany – crêpes (where they originated and no comparison anywhere), cidre, soupe de poisson and more.
I get a running commentary on how you prepare these things from my French chef father-in-law. I do make a mean Far Breton if I may say so myself and I have many delicious French cooking recipes to share.
Each time we visit we explore and discover new things to do and see… even for Gildas who spent his childhood there.
So what’s our favorite Brittany France coast? They all are because they are all so beautiful and so different.
In love with Brittany so much you are going to buy a place? This Brittany buying property in France guide will be a big help in your process.
I look forward to illustrating for you in detail all our favorites of the coast. And during our many visits over the years (and Gildas’ 30+ yr of visits and living there) we also came to have many other favorites that I will be writing about on this website. …Plus lessons we learned by trial and error.
Check out this list of festivals in France to see what Brittany festivals suit your fancy.