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Welcome to Brittany, France's Celtic Fringe



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Brittany is a part of France that is easy to reach.  Travellers from the British Isles who don't want to drive can fly to a choice of destinations in or near Brittany; but if you want to travel to Brittany by car, there are ferry crossings that will take you straight to Brittany, to minimise driving once you disembark. The alternative solution is to take a short Channel crossing from Dover, then follow France's northern coastal motorway via Boulogne and le Havre. Brittany is very well served by motorways and dual carriageways.


Fly to Brittany


Stormy coast - Photo by Guillaumee - licence CCBrittany is relatively well served by airports; the main airports serving Brittany are located in Rennes and Nantes, with other smaller airports in Brest and Dinard. Brittany flights with Flybe

Traditional carriers:


Brittany Airport Carrier Flights to / from
Rennes Air France Paris, Lyon, Nice, Marseille, Toulouse and more
Brest Air France Paris, Lyon, Nice, Marseille, Toulouse and more
Nantes Air France
Paris, Lyon, Nice, Marseille, Toulouse and more

Low cost carriers - cheap flights to Brittany

The four main Breton airports are served by direct flights from a number of UK and Irish airports.

Brittany Airport Carrier Flights to / from
Rennes Flybe
Aer Lingus
Exeter, Manchester, Southampton,  London Stansted
Cork, Dublin.
Brest Flybe
Easyjet
Birmingham,  Southampton, Islay
London Gatwick
Nantes Cityjet
Flybe
Easyjet
London City
Southampton Manchester
Liverpool, London Gatwick,
Dinard Ryanair Stansted,  East Midlands

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Sail and Drive to Brittany


There are direct ferrry services from the UK to Brittany, operated by Brittany Ferries but also by Condor Ferries .  There are also services to Normandy. 

For travellers coming from London or the south east of England, it may be quicker, though a longer drive, to take one of the short crossings from Dover, such as P&O Ferries and drive the rest.  Click here to check ferry prices and book online. 

Accommodation information

Booking a hotel or holiday cottage in Brittany

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   Brittany accommodation tends to be quickly booked up for the peak season, notably between mid July and midAugust, so booking early is a wise move; but unlike parts of the south of France, the holiday season falls off quite sharply at the start of September, so there are plenty of hotel rooms and holiday homes in Brittany available for bookings late in the season. However, if it is sun and the seaside that you are after, as well as escaping from the crowds, it is probably best to take your holiday in June or early July when the days are longest, rather than at the start of Autumn.

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Picture right: Mont Saint Michel, on the eastern edge of Brittany.

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