The Nature of Natural Brittany

We all know how beautiful Brittany is, from its gorgeous coastlines to it’s beautiful rural landscape.

But what nature can you encounter during your visit to out bountiful Brittany? As leading providers of holidays in Brittany, we’ve put together a list of places to visit and activities to participate in to get the most out of the natural beauty that your holiday can offer.

The Pays des Abers                                                                

Also known as the Coast of Legends, the Abers are best known for the rocky inlets and spectacular coastline views.

The main village in Aber Wrac’h is Plouguerneau, which is come to a museum dedicated to seaweed gathering. This may sound a little bit strange, but gathering seaweed was the main economical principle of the area. It’s a fantastic look into the history of Aber Wrac’h and something a little different for all the family to get involved in.

Le Croisic

Le Croisic is a port which is best known for its fishing activities. It was one of the first tourist resorts in Brittany, and has lots of different activities for all the family.

Although the port isn’t accessible to the public, the tourist office in Le Crosic has put together what they call the “shellfish trail” where visitors can take guided tours, eat at some of the best restaurants and visit some of the fish farming beds.

There is also an Océarium which houses a number of Atlantic sea life,  including an underwater tunnel which allows visitors to get up close and personal with some of the Atlantic’s most beautiful inhabitants. You also have the opportunity to come face to face with a shark (behind the safety of a glass tank, of course!)  and there are also penguin feeding sessions during the day.


Yarr! Once you see the port of Dahouët, you will be able to understand why this area was so appealing to pirates. With a long curving bay, and a secure marina this area is one of the most beautiful coastlines in Brittany.

With a beautiful beach situated in Le Val-André, which has glowing sandy beaches and is 2.5 kilometres long, you can definitely see why the Victorians decided to make the site into a fashionable holiday resort in the 19th Century. With the majority of the villas in this area still in this Victorian style, Pléneuf provides a much older, more traditional holiday setting.

If you are looking for a more modern area, the Rotonde complex provides a more contemporary feel; complete with cinemas and a casino, it adds a more modern touch to this attractive area.

The Redon Marshes

This area is definitely one to visit if you are looking for some stunning landscapes that combine water and land to create a breathtaking view.

If sailing is your thing, you can hire a boat from La Roche-Bernard, Redon, Messac or Pont-Réan. This is definitely the best way to explore the marshes, and we promise that you won’t be disappointed. Passing old forts and attractive riverbanks which are teeming with wildlife, this area is perfect for a more relaxing day out.

We hope that we’ve given you some ideas that have inspired you to go out and take advantage of the natural beauty that Brittany has to offer. Whether you are looking for a quiet day out on the marshes, or a day on the rolling golden sands of the beach at Le Val-André, there’s something for everyone.

If you are looking at booking a holiday in Brittany, Jantom Holidays are here to help. Our self-catering and mobile home holiday accommodation is available to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable after a long day of exploring what Brittany has to offer. Want to know more? Contact us at 07977 458126 to have a chat with one of our experienced team members and see how Jantom Holidays can help you.

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