Northern and western Brittany

Gites in Finistère and Côtes d'Armor - 2016 

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Gites in Finistère and Cotes d'Armor

1a -NW Brittany. Côtes d'Armor (22) & Finistère (29)

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  • New !  . Gites near St. Brieuc 22   -  3 beautiful stone properties for rent - farmhouse sleeping 8 , barn sleeping 7 , gite sleeping 4. Heated saltwater pool, outdoor play area
  • New !  . Gites at Plouha 22   Between Paimpol and St Brieuc, gites and B&B in a little country village 500 metres from the seaside and the beach. Delightfully renovated cottages with modern amenities.
  • New !    Brittany manor house 22  Beautifully restored manor and barn offering elegant accommodation, heated pool, in the heart of  rural Brittany with it's eye-catching views and Celtic allure

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22  Gites in Cotes d'Armor - Northern Brittany, with the rugged north coast  

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29 Gites in Finistère - Brittany's far west

  • Gites at Plougasnou 29   Three Finistère cottages all within 1 km of a sandy beach. Huge prize-winning gardens. Heaven for children. Animals to feed. 
  • Gites at Plougasnou 29    -  Six delightful flats for from 2 to 6 persons,  in an old house with landscaped gardens, in calm location close to beaches and coastal hiking trails. 
  • In Armorique regional park 29     – 4 separate, charming, historic gites based around the C17th presbytery in a beautiful part of hilly rural Brittany within the natural park and close to many attractions.

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Gites in south and east Brittany
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Bed & Breakfast in Brittany
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Gites in Côtes d'Armor and Finistère, Brittany

This north western area of Brittany is easily accessible from the UK, Belgium and Holland, and ideal for short breaks without too much travelling.

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North and west Brittany

The Finistère and Côtes d'Armor (formerly Cotes du Nord) departments include the greater part of the Brittany coastline, and thus offer a large number of gites and holiday cottages, including many cottages within a very short distance of the seaside.
   In the Côtes d'Armor, the towns of Perros Guirec  Paimpol and Erquy are popular small seaside resorts, with beaches and harbours. The rocky coastline of the Côtes d'Armor, from Paimpol to beyond Perros Guirec, is known as the Pink Granite Coast on account of its unusually coloured rocks. South of St. Malo, Dinan is a very attractive old walled city. Saint-Btieuc, the local capital, is a town of 45,000 inhabitants. For visitors looking for more isolated locations, inland Brittany remains decidedly rural.
   Finistère is Brittany's equivalent of Cornwall, the western tip of France pushing out into the Atlantic ocean; and indeed, the historic links between the two areas are illustrated by the fact that Brittany also has an area known as Cornouailles.  Like Cornwall, Finistère has rugged coastlines, small inlets and moors, as well more protected coastlines on the inlets on its west coast.

  Brittany is a very popular holiday destination; until the age of high-speed trains, this part of France was particularly popular with Parisians, being somewhat closer to Paris than the French Riviera. In the last twenty years, it has become highly popular with people from all over northern France and northern Europe on account of its easy access, and is now the fourth most popular tourist region in France, and the most popular in northern France.
The reasons that have made Britanny a popular tourist destination with Parisians for many years now make it particularly popular with visitors from Britain and Belgium. Large numbers of holiday cottages in Brittany have been bought up in the last twenty years by British purchasers looking for a holiday home in France, or just an escape from the pressures of life in southern England. This means that there are plenty of holiday cottages and gites in Britanny,  and in particular in the Côtes d'Armor,  with UK owners who accept payment in sterling and can provide help and local information in English.
However, there are also plenty of holiday cottages in Brittany with French owners and caretakers. The directory in the right hand column offers a selection of attractive properties - some with UK owners who may accept payment in sterling, and offer booking procedures in English; others with French owners, who will perhaps give you just that little more feeling that you're in another country....  
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