A briny little region sticking out into the sea, Brittany is the perfect place for all the family to enjoy the great outdoors – but there’s more to the region than just its 1700 miles of great beaches and stunning coastline…
A land of myths and legends, Brittany has a spirit of adventure so there are plenty of attractions for active children, whether they’re into dinosaurs, zoo animals, the world under the sea or far away in space. The past also has its place with historical villages and a fairytale château to explore.
Local dishes include crêpes, cakes and, for the more adventurous, delicious moules frites – mussels and chips, the Breton equivalent of our fish and chips. Parents will be spoilt with seafood dishes and can wash down their crêpes with a bottle of the local cider. There are plenty of small, local markets providing the perfect opportunity to buy produce such as seafood, pastries and ciders, as well as other more typical French delicacies. Most towns have their individual market days and the town of Fougères holds a particularly lively market each week on Saturdays.
If you are outdoor fanatics, Brittany excels. Either messing about on the water – sailing, kayaking, surfing and windsurfing are all on offer – or the more trendy sand yachting and kite surfing. Here is a walkers’ paradise with more marked trails than any other region in France. Cyclists are also well catered for with over 1,000km of Voies Vertes (‘Green Ways’) – cycle routes that follow towpaths, old railways and forest trails.