It can often be difficult to find the best place to visit for a family holiday, with every family member wanting different experiences from the holiday. From beaches to sight-seeing to family-friendly attractions, Brittany can be the perfect destination for a family holiday that you will feel nostalgic about for years to come. For special family memories it is probably best to go for luxury French villas that allow you more privacy than hotel resorts and are surprisingly good value for money.
Brittany boasts a similar landscape to that of Cornwall, making it feel like a home away from home. It has long been a popular destination for travelling Brits who fall in love with the gorgeous coastline and countryside, which draws them back every year.
The weather is perfect for families, warm but not overly hot, so going out exploring is a pleasant experience rather than one that leaves you exhausted!
Each part of the region has a distinctive feel with the Cotes D’Armor and its red rock beaches and medieval heritage; Finistere, with maritime roots; Morbihan, to the south, with its stone monuments and Ille et Vilaine, which is home to the stunning emerald coastline that stretches from Le Mont St-Michael to St Briac.
Brittany’s coastline is something that has been admired by many travellers. The dramatic coastline varies in Brittany from the rocky headlands and sheltered coves to the tranquil and sandy bays. Brittany caters to the family members who want a bit of adventure with water sports facilities, walking trails, coves to explore, snorkelling and crab-catching – plenty to keep the kids occupied, whilst providing beautiful beaches for those that just want to enjoy the sun with a good book! (You can also try the animal parks, nature trails, treasure hunts, castles and gardens Brittany has on offer if you feel like exploring!)
For those who love the sea there are plenty of maritime attractions to visit with plenty of museums and fishing harbours to visit, with local fish markets, or take a boat trip.
Brittany has many myths and legends to keep you amazed. Follow in the footsteps of Merlin and Arthur as Brittany is home to the Broceliande forest which was used in the BBC series Merlin. Pixies keep the magic alive on the moorlands of Monts d’Aree and angry giants have thrown boulders in the woodland of The Chaos.
Brittany is one of the many places in France that is perfect for family holidays. If you’re planning your next family holiday why not check out luxury French villas for a holiday you will not forget.