With a plethora of beaches lining the
coast, Brittany is the perfect place for your family to escape to over the
summer. The sandy shores of north west France are home to one of the most
beautiful of the eighteen regions that the country has to offer. When staying
at one of our family
friendly villas Brittany, the unrivalled landscape that boasts both lush
greenery and turquoise waters will provide the ideal landscape for your trip.
Although we fail to believe that you’ll
ever tire of the golden beaches, you may be after something a little different
on your next holiday. These are some of our favourite things to do:
Renne After a fire destroyed most of the
Northern part of the city in 1720, Renne was rebuilt from the ashes to become
the vibrant capital of Brittany that it is today. As the fire ripped through
the streets and past the Parlement de Bretagne, the majority of the wealthy
north side of the city crumbled, resulting in it being rebuilt shortly
Having narrowly avoided destruction in
1720, it wasn't the only time that protests would devastate the area. Perhaps
one of the most iconic pieces of architecture in Brittany, and with its history
dating back as far as 1532, the Parlement de Bretagne would soon be taunted
with fire again, only this time it wouldn’t be so lucky as to survive.
Take a trip to the capital to marvel at
the wonders of the rebuilt Parliament, or meander down to medieval quarter to
experience the food market at Marché des Lices. The family will love soaking up
the culture, with guided tours and museums on offer too!
Château de Fougères
The castle ruins of Château de Fougères
towers over the small commune of Fougères. The 1000-year-old architecture
defined the medieval feudal state, the Duchy of Brittany, from 1000 to 1500.
As one of the essential parts of the defence at
the frontier, you and your family will love to explore the different areas of
the castle ruins, with a free tour available and suitable for those over the
age of six.
Musée de Loup
If you're after something a little more
quirky, why not take a trip to the wolf museum in Le Cloître-Saint-Thégonnec,
Finistère. The region of Saint-Thégonnec loves wolves, which is apparent due to
their museum dedicated to the animal.
Allowing you and your family to take a
look at the myths and legends surrounding the animal, you'll discover things
you never knew were possible about the four-legged creature. The Arrée
mountains in Brittany is the birthplace of many of these legends and is also
close to the very last place where a fee was given for killing a wolf, Cloître
The museum at the foot of the mountains
also contains a brand new visitor experience, so it is definitely worthwhile
taking a trip here!
Centre Nautique le Guilvinec
If you’re wanting to get more out of the
marvellous beaches that Brittany has to offer, then why not consider partaking
in some water sports with your family? Centre Nautique le Guilvinec is great
for this, as their purpose built watersports centre offers everything, from
windsurfing to paddleboarding and kayaking!
Qualified instructors are on offer to
teach you all you need to know in a variety of watersports, using the
best-quality, high-performance equipment. With all the water supervised, you’ll
be reassured that you family is safe whilst visiting Centre Nautique.