Tailor-Made Trip to North Brittany
Discover North Brittany
A tailor-made trip in North Brittany will leave you with unforgettable memories. Taste oysters in Cancale, plunge into the Middle Ages in Dinan or discover the seabed in Brest… Your personalised holiday in Northern Brittany is waiting for you in our travel agency.
The Bretons are proud to be Bretons and there are many reasons for this. Wild coasts, endless beaches, enchanted forests, unforgettable culinary specialities, this is what awaits you during a holiday in Northern Brittany.
To allow you to make the most of your holiday and experience unique moments, Bretagne Autrement organises your private visits throughout Northern Brittany. You will discover the must-sees of North Brittany, but also other exceptional sites off the beaten track.
So for your next tailor-made trip, discover some of our local experiences in the most beautiful places of North Brittany!
Cultural heritage & history of Northern Brittany
Between heritage and legends, a personalised holiday in Northern Brittany will make you dream. In the heart of one of the most beautiful harbours in France, Brest is home to the Iroise Bridge, a castle museum and of course Océnanopolis. Go back in time in Vitré with its medieval castle and timber-framed houses… Stop at the Rohan bridge in Landerneau before heading to Lannion and the Pink Granite Coast… Don’t forget Saint-Brieuc, the port city of Saint-Malo or the lighthouse at Cap Fréhel.
Gastronomy and specialities of North Brittany
A tailor-made holiday in Northern Brittany is also an opportunity to savour a unique gastronomy which is not limited to the famous Breton cakes. During a stay in Northern Brittany, taste ultra-fresh oysters, succumb to scallops, melt with a kouign-amann or try (in moderation) buckwheat whisky. And of course, eat pancakes, lobster nicknamed “petit bleu”, sea bass or the fabulous seafood platters to be tasted facing the sea.
Where to go in North Brittany?
The must-sees of North Brittany
North Brittany stretches from Rennes to Brest via Saint-Brieuc in the Côtes-d’Armor. During your holidays in Northern Brittany, cross the deserts of the Monts d’Arrée, admire the pink granite blocks of Ploumanac’h and the Pointe du Raz, vibrate at Cape Fréhel or take a timeless break on the island of Ouessant. Discover the cradle of Breton legends in the Huelgoat forest, home to the famous Trembling Rock!
For a concentrate of wonders, your tailor-made trip in Northern Brittany will take you to the Crozon peninsula; it’s a delight, whether you’re a sportsman, a nature lover, with family or friends. With its creeks, its menhirs and its cliffs, this tip of Finistère will satisfy all types of travellers as it offers a variety of activities. For a dive into the past, Meneham is a 19th century Breton village with no inhabitants, but rich in discoveries!
Urban visits, forest walks, or maritime escapades, there is no shortage of options for fun and authentic discoveries in Northern Brittany!
Where to go in North Brittany for a week's stay?
Bretagne Autrement offers week-long stays in the heart of Northern Brittany. You can start your adventure in the famous Breton capital, Rennes, where you can enjoy a stroll through its historic streets and make a detour to the Parc du Thabor for a cool break in the “red city”. Near Saint-Brieuc, you can discover the island of Bréhat, the first classified natural site in France, before heading to the seaside resort of Perros-Guirec to enjoy the sea. If you prefer to get some height, opt for a hike in the Monts d’Arrée or discover on foot the bay of Morlaix, its viaduct and its alleys which make the charm of this town.
North Brittany is also ...
Hours of sunshine per year in Ille-et-Vilaine
That’s less than Paris (1630), but more than the English Channel (1460), and enough to get the Bretons out!
Galette-saucisses per inhabitant per year
(on average, perhaps more, according to an estimate by Bretagne Autrement)
Shuffleboard games played every Saturday morning
(counted by Bretagne Autrement on the terrace after the Lices market in Rennes)
When to go to Northern Brittany?
In Brittany, you can never predict the weather in advance. With its oceanic climate, the region can experience rain and sunshine from one hour to the next. Generally speaking, it is never very cold or very hot. The best time to come to North Brittany is in the summer, between June and September.
You will attend many events such as Astropolis in Brest at the end of June/beginning of July, or the Vieilles Charrues in Carhaix, mid-July. In October, comics are in the spotlight in Saint-Malo with the Quai des Bulles. Attend the start of the Route des Rhums in November. Be among the first to hear the latest music at the Trans Musicales de Rennes in December.
Discover North Brittany with a tailor-made trip
The Bretons will tell you that Brittany is a land of explorers. But it is also a land of legends, a wild coastline, and a gourmet destination, to be explored without moderation! So to discover all the riches of this Armorican region, choose a tailor-made trip to Northern Brittany. A romantic stay on the Pink Granite Coast, a family holiday, a weekend of discovery in Rennes, a few days of relaxation in Saint-Malo… Brittany has something for everyone and Bretagne Autrement can help you fulfil your desires by organising your personalised trip!
As a specialist in tailor-made travel, Bretagne Autrement has selected the best accommodation addresses to enable you to enjoy a stay in Northern Brittany that meets your expectations. From a charming hotel in Rennes, a guest house in Dinan, or a luxury hotel in Saint-Malo, Northern Brittany offers a wide range of high quality hotel options.
And to discover all the secrets of Breton culture and live unique moments, take advantage of the best guides for exclusive private tours to discover the must-sees and to live unique experiences off the beaten track! Visit Rennes with a local, sail on an old sailing ship in Saint-Malo, have an aperitif on the banks of the Rance in Dinan, go on an adventure on the Crozon peninsula… Your tailor-made trip to North Brittany will be much more than a trip, it will become a real life experience.
Islands of North Brittany
Because Brittany is also made up of islands, go and explore the Ile-de-Bréhat (Enez Vriad) off the coast of Paimpol and its shipowners’ houses in the Côtes-d’Armor. You can admire the Birlot tide mill and the Peacock lighthouse as you walk along the island’s hiking trails. If you are more of a seafarer, don’t hesitate to embark on a maritime excursion to discover all the aquatic riches of this archipelago.
Cycle around the Ile-de-Batz off Roscoff in northern Finistère and enjoy the many beaches bordered by granite rocks. The island of Ouessant, nicknamed the island at the end of the world, will seduce you with its range of nautical and terrestrial activities through its 5 emblematic lighthouses and its eco-museum. Finally, we can only recommend a visit to the archipelago of seven islands on the Pink Granite Coast, which has an outstanding ornithological nature reserve.
If you like sports and thrills, North Brittany is a great place to try your hand at surfing. You can enjoy the swell and optimal surfing conditions on the virgin island, famous for its lighthouse.
There are almost 800 islands in Brittany, so if you’re looking for a change of scenery and new adventures, head to these little corners of paradise to enjoy the sea air and wilderness.
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