Make the most of your holiday with our rough guide to Brittany.
Southern Brittany’s coastline is simply glorious with the right blend of long sandy beaches, rocky outcrops, isolated sandy coves, beautiful estuaries and quaint harbours. We have listed our favourite ‘blue flag’ family friendly beaches.
Brittany’s southern coastline is peppered with islands, rias, beautiful estuaries, historic towns and quaint harbours. A coastal walk or leisurely boat trip to explore part of Brittany’s coastline or one of its islands is a must. Brittany’s coast offers other activities including rock pooling, fishing, horse riding, canoeing, wet-bike hire or just sit back and relax.
There are many opportunities for family days out in Brittany. View our selection of family attractions and activities within an hour’s drive of Couetilliec Cottages; we have included a few suggestions for a rainy day.
Foodwise Brittany is renowned for crepes, galetts, beurre moule, cidre, beer and an abundance of fresh fish and shellfish. The local is boulangerie is 4.5km by car, foot or bike, displays an array of breads and mouth-watering patisseries. There’s a choice of supermarkets within a 10km radius of Couetilliec Cottages. When it comes to places to eat you are spoilt for choice; please see our places to eat page for a list of recommended restaurants.
Markets, Towns and Villages
Visit a market whilst exploring one of Brittany’s historic towns or strolling through picturesque villages. Markets are an integral part of French culture, history and tradition. Most towns and large villages hold markets once a week. Typical French market stalls offer local produce often straight from the farm including fruit and vegetables, cheeses and other local produce and products.