Gites in Côtes d'Armor and
Finistère, Brittany for hire directly from the owners.
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charged by many online holiday rental agencies. By booking directly, you may avoid rental-site fees of up to 16% on top of the
rental charge – not to mention the commissions charged to property
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Discover north and west Brittany
and Côtes d'Armor
(formerly Cotes du Nord)
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
Paimpol and Erquy are popular small seaside resorts, with beaches and
harbours. The rocky coastline of the Côtes d'Armor, from
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-Brieuc, 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
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
Brittany is a very popular holiday destination; until the age of
high-speed trains, this part of France was particularly popular with
somewhat closer to Paris than the French Riviera. In the last twenty
years, it has become highly popular with people from all
over 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 Brittany 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 Brittany, and
particular in the Côtes d'Armor, with UK owners who
payment in sterling and can provide help and local information in
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....
Getting to Brittany
Brittany is easily accessible from the UK,
the Breton ferry ports of Saint Malo and Roscoff.
1 to 3 hours
from the port of Cherbourg
4 to 6 hours driving from
Calais or Lille under normal driving
motorway via Rouen Caen. See Driving in France
Fly to Brittany
Peripheral airports: Nantes.