Villas in Brittany

Situated in the North West of France is the region of Brittany, located on a peninsula with the English Channel to the north and the Bay of Biscay to the south.  Being a peninsula means that this region has around 1700 miles of coastline and scores of beaches, making it an ideal place to hire villas in Brittany.  However it is not just the beaches that make Brittany so fantastic.  From castles, cathedrals and abbeys to theme parks, aquariums and zoos, there is something to suit everyone who books holiday villas in Brittany.  Because many holidaymakers prefer somewhere to cool off during hot summer days, we also have a selection of villas in Brittany with pools.

The food in Brittany consists of typical French cuisine and there are plenty of tempting pastries to try.  Crêpes are particularly delicious and are available with either sweet or savoury fillings.  As the region is surrounded by sea, you will find seafood to be available in abundance when you stay in a villa in Brittany.  Oysters in particular are popular in the region and a great place to get them is the quaint fishing port of Cancale, where you can see the oyster beds and try them at one of the many seafood restaurants along the seafront.  The beauty of hiring villas in Brittany is that you are free to eat out wherever and whenever you like.  For those days when you choose to eat in, you can get a great selection of fresh food and regional delicacies at the markets in various towns.  Villas in Brittany with pools are ideal for relaxing and spending some quality time with family.

Most people rent holiday villas in Brittany because the beaches of fine golden sands are never far away.  Couples will enjoy discovering secluded coves while families will love the spacious wide stretches of sand with supervised bathing areas and children's clubs.  Sparkling clean waters make it ideal for swimming and for the more adventurous individuals hiring villas in Brittany, there are plenty of water sports to take part in such as windsurfing, kite surfing and sailing.

On Brittany's coastline you will also discover the picturesque Côte de Granite Rose with its cliffs made of striking pink rock, a sight that can be seen only in two other places in the world.  Many people staying in villas in Brittany make a special trip to see this fascinating piece of coastline and it is particularly beautiful at sunset when the fading sun lights up the rock with a beautiful pink glow.

If you are a family hiring a holiday villa in Brittany then St. Malo is a fantastic resort to visit.  With beautiful sandy beaches and two aquariums to keep children entertained, this lively town has something for all of the family.  The Old Town is surrounded by ramparts which you can walk around to get some great views of the town and in the evenings the streets come to life with musicians and entertainers.  For those interested in history, a great place to rent a villa in Brittany is near Fougères.  The town is home to a fascinating château and there is an interesting museum to visit in the Old Town.  There is also a charming market held every Saturday selling all kinds of food such as fresh bread, cheese, fish and other typically French delicacies.

For those who enjoy the countryside, staying in villas in Brittany is perfect.  There are thousands of kilometres of marked out paths for hiking over the moors, through forests and along the coastline.  Bicycles can be hired in many of the towns for making use of the numerous designated cycle paths and horse riding is a popular activity both out in the countryside and on the beaches.  For a great day out there are various boat trips and also plenty of places for anglers and golf enthusiasts.  Holiday villas in Brittany are located within easy reach of Mont St. Michel, an abbey built on a rocky outcrop that can only be reached via a causeway at low tide.  This incredible place was first founded in 966 by Richard the first Duke of Normandy and is the most visited tourist attraction outside of Paris.  There are guided tours that take you round the twisting narrow streets and the fascinating buildings steeped in history.  Mont St. Michel is definitely worth a visit when you stay in a villa in Brittany.