Brittany conjures up images in your mind of wild coastline similar to parts of Cornwall and if this is the landscape you seek you will not be disappointed. The image is of Château de La Roche Goyon in the Bay of St Malo (the Château is open to the public visitor information).
Brittany is France’s northwesternmost region. It’s a hilly peninsula extending out toward the Atlantic Ocean. It has a long, rugged coastline that is dotted with beach resorts such as chic Dinard and walled Saint-Malo (famed for its pirate history). The Pink Granite Coast in Morlaix Bay is famous for its unusual, blush-hued sand and rocks. Brittany is known for its abundant prehistoric menhirs which is a type of megalith) the most famous being Carnac. The larger cities are Brest and the capital city of Rennes.
The climate in Brittany is oceanic with cold winters and cool summers and winds off of the Atlantic throughout the year. The west coast (Brest) sees lots of rain decreasing in Saint Malo and the inland areas. The least rainy season is the summer when the average days of rain are 10-12 per month.
Events and festivals are plentiful in this region of France. We found these informative What’s On in Brittany websites: the official tourism site and Angloinfo and as you will see there’s something going on most of the year.
Getting to Brittany
This region is serviced by RyanAir, Flybe, EasyJet and British Airways, information
You can also hop on Brittany Ferries Plymouth to Roscoff or Portsmouth to Saint Malo.
To aid you in finding chateau accommodation for your visit to Brittany or perhaps to schedule a special event in this wildly beautiful area here’s a list of 20 such venues: https://chateauxescapesfrance.com/chateaux/chateaux-wedding-event-and-accommodation-in-brittany.
Please be sure to visit our website which has been inspired by the much loved Channel 4 series Escape to the Chateau DIY for details on all the Escape to the Chateau DIY venues and events.
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