A part of France where ancient customs and traditions of yesterday are a living part of the present, Brittany, or “La Cote d’Armour” as the Celts called it, is a beautiful expanse of long golden beaches and rugged coastline. Exploring the Breton countryside is a delight in itself – travel inland and wander through picturesque green countryside dotted with old-style stone houses and historic townlands. The Irish have always had a strong affinity for the Bretons. With strong Celtic connections and its own language, it’s not at all surprising that Brittany has always been exceptionally popular with Irish people.
Forget any ideas that the summer in Brittany is damp and wet – the coastal area of South Finistère enjoys long hours of glorious sunshine, with only moderate rainfall to keep the countryside pleasantly green and fresh. The gulf stream boosts the sea temperature to make the whole coast ideal for yachting and watersports of all kinds.
Spend endless hours browsing in the numerous local markets where seafood is not just a delicious speciality – but a way of life. Sample local delicacies in the many delightful restaurants where local pride and care prepare gourmet cuisine.
Places to See - Things to Do
Le Mont St. Michel - picturesque monastery set on a high granite top.
Cobac Park - fun park.
Discover the ancient walled town of St. Malo and its aquarium.
Channel Islands - easy to reach from St. Malo.