When it comes to beautiful scenery, fine cuisine and plenty to see and do, Brittany is an ideal destination for any type of holiday maker. From the art lover to the seaside explorer and the hiker, the breathtaking setting of this French paradise offers something for everyone to see, do and enjoy.
So, whether you’ve already booked your Brittany getaway, or you’re looking for a picturesque escape for you and your loved ones – here are a few of our must-visit hidden gems of the Breton landscape. Enjoy.
Often referred to as ‘The Village of Artists’, Pont-Aven is an idyllic little village offering some of the most stunning riverside walks and mouth-watering foods throughout the region. Best known for its association with the post-Impressionist painter, Paul Gauguin, this perfect haven is ideal for a romantic day out, providing some of the most beautiful landscapes and quaint shops for all to explore and enjoy.
Also home to the Fête des Fleurs d’Ajoncs (Gorse Flower Festival), a local festival that takes place each year on 1st August, inviting both locals and visitors to enjoy traditional Breton music, dancing, food speciality and costume within its wonderful walls. If you are lucky enough to be visiting Brittany in the summer, we definitely recommend exploring this wonderful event. Suitable for all the family.
The Carnac Stones are an exceptionally dense collection of megalithic sites around the village of Carnac, offering breathtaking views of alignments, dolmens, tumuli and single menhirs for as far as the eye can see. More than 3,000 prehistoric stones were crafted from local rock and placed by the pre-proto-Celtic people of Brittany, and is the largest collection in the world.
Not only does Carnac offer beautiful scenery and stunning views, it is also a haven for anyone who loves all things outdoor! Whether you prefer walking, climbing, cycling or hiking – Carnac provides the perfect day out for all the family, inviting visitors and locals to discover its history, heritage and wonderful legends throughout. We definitely recommend Carnac and the Carnac Stones for any nature explorer!
If you’re looking for history and heritage, this medieval town is the perfect place to visit, providing a range of scenic and history-filled things to see and do. The Guérande Peninsula overlooks two contrasting landscapes; the ‘Pays Blanc’ (White Land), due to its salt marshes, and the ‘Pays Noir’, with the Briére peat bog. Since 2004, Guérande has been a member of a national network of 120 towns, boasting a range of regions and towns respected for their Art and History. Most visitors are keen to explore the fortified wall of Guérande, as it is one of the best preserved and most complete in France, stretching over 1434 metres.
As well as the stunning views and the must-see salt marshes, Guérande also offers many enjoyable things to do. From wandering around its narrow and mismatched art filled streets, to the many speciality food shops which boast tasty Breton treats and local crêperies – Guérande really is a place of many attractions!
When in Guérande, be sure to visit the Collégiale St-Aubin, a breathtaking collegiate church in the town centre, which is home to a collection of canons dating back to the 9th – 18th century.
Here at Jantom Holidays, we’re passionate about your holiday, and offer unique and affordable holiday lets in Brittany. So, whether you’re looking for a romantic escape or a getaway for the whole family, please do not hesitate to contact us on 07977 458 126 today!