where to go on holiday in Brittany?
Are you already planning your motorhome travel itinerary for Brittany? Here are the places not to be missed under any circumstances.
Every year, Brittany attracts many French and foreign tourists. In 2022, this region had a very good summer season, recording 22 million overnight stays during this period, with attendance up 7.2% compared to the situation before the health crisis, according to theInsee. Brittany is also the favorite destination of French people who opt for motorhome travel, according to a survey by Camping-Car Park. Here are the places not to be missed during your holidays.
An easy motorhome trip in Brittany
In France, Brittany is one of the best regions to do in a motorhome. Today, it covers 27,208 km² and is made up of four departments: Côtes-d’Armor, Finistère, Ille-et-Vilaine and Morbihan. Of course, if you opt for this mode of travel, you will have to make a choice between the south, the north, or both, if you have the time and the budget.
Choosing this region will be as good for your eyes as for your wallet. Indeed, Brittany does not have a toll motorway. In other words, you will save on tolls, if not on fuel. Instead, you will find “express roads”which are in fact two-lane national roads, limited to 110 km/h.
If opting for the motorhome trip allows a certain freedom, there are still some rules to respect. Thus, the holders of these vehicles can park in the same places as the cars, but cannot sleep in the public space. This is why motorhome areas have been set up all over France, including in this region. To help you plan your itinerary, here are all the areas of the CAMPING-CAR PARK network.
Where to go in Finistère?
Depending on where you come from, Finistère is probably the most remote department, but it is well worth the detour! The website Wikicampers recommends several unmissable places, such as the Côte des Légendes, which extends over nearly 15 km between the municipalities of Guissény and Goulven, the country of Abers and the island of Ouessant. Along the way, don’t miss Brest and its old town. If you are traveling with children, don’t hesitate to drop by Océanopolis. Then, continue with the Crozon peninsula, then the Pointe du Raz. In terms of towns, don’t miss Concarneau and its very pretty walled town, as well as Pont-Aven and Locronan.
Where to go in Côtes-d’Armor?
In the Côtes-d’Armor, the Côte de Granit Rose is one of the unmissable landscapes. With its pink rocks and blue water, it offers a truly unique view that it would be a shame to miss. Further on, do not hesitate to visit the island of Bréhat. However, it is closed to vehicles, and you will have to take a shuttle to get there. Then, discover Binic and its very beautiful port, a real nugget as well as Dinan.
Where to go in Ille-et-Vilaine?
When you arrive in Ille-et-Vilaine, do not miss the very beautiful city of Rennes and its many buildings listed as Historic Monuments. Of course, don’t miss Brocéliande and its mythical forest either, an outing that will appeal to young and old alike. In cities, Saint-Malo is one of the must-see places with its ramparts designed by Vauban, then Cancale just 16 kilometers away.
Where to go in Morbihan?
Finally, you also cannot miss Morbihan and its sublime gulf, passing in particular by the bay of Quiberon. Also visit the historic city of Vannes, then take in the full view with the Ile d’Arz and the Ile aux Moines, by opting for a cruise.