Stone house for up to eight people, located in rural surroundings.1/5Houses like menhirs
Brittany | Breton stone houses are typical for this area where long ago the Celts settled. Spend your vacation in one of these original holiday houses in the “country in front of the sea”.
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2/5Vacation with your dog
France | With these holiday houses it is explicitely allowed to bring pets so that your faithful four legged friend can also enjoy a relaxing and eventful holiday.
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3/5The scent of lavender
Provence | The fields of the Provence are lit up with deep shades of violet and blue between mid-June and mid-August. A fresh scent of lavender is then laid over the landscape. Best time to travel, don’t you think?
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This restored medieval church in Périgord is a holiday home for up to three people.4/5Surprisingly different
France | Have you ever lived in a chapel? In a circus caravan? Or what about a cave for your next France vacation? You can experience such extraordinary vacations with us?
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Holiday park in Normandy, located not far from the coast.5/5Take a carefree holiday
France | Everyone can enjoy a holiday here to the fullest. Parents can relax while the little ones will find dozens of entertainment options.
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Brittany | Houses like menhirs
France | Vacation with your dog
Provence | The scent of lavender
France | Surprisingly different
France | Holiday in a holiday park
Holiday home vacation in Brittany
atraveo offers you in Brittany more than 600 holiday apartments and more than 2,400 holiday houses. The holiday houses in Brittany usually offer a large garden premise with flowers and fruit trees. Here you can enjoy the open space and privacy. Many of the houses are situated close to the beach with the sea never far away. Special charm is offered by traditional Breton natural stone houses with a romantic fireplace. But also a stylish old fisherman’s house has its unique charm. Maybe you want to spend your vacation in a holiday resort with all the comfort? Next to a range of leisure facilities you can get to know other holiday makers and if the weather is unsettled an indoor pool is available.
Brittany, the country before the sea
Brittany offers all ingredients for a great holiday. Bathing fun and water sport activities at the long sandy beaches in the south and the west of the departments Morbihan and Finistere, in the small bays of the northern coast in the Departements Côtes-d’Armor and Ille-et-Vilaine or the turquoise blue water of the inland sea Gulf of Morbihan with its islands. Excursions to the lush green hinterland with its impressive nature, mysterious relics from the Stone Age and architecture of the Medieval cities and romantic palaces are just some of the many great leisure activities available in Brittany.
Typical Breton adventures
Bathing holidays along Brittany’s beautiful beaches offer lots of fun for everyone. There are also many exciting activities to be enjoyed the sea during tide. The large areas of smooth sand are ideal for land sailing. Driving on a kind of tricycle with a sail over the sunny sand is lots of fun and you cannot capsize. It’s a great activity for the whole family which can be experienced at most of Brittany’s beaches after an introduction.
Maybe you and your family fancy to try out the adventure of beach fishing. There are many mussels, small crabs and fish to discover – lots of fun especially for children. On the peninsula Crozon for example guided beach fishing is offered where you can in accordance with conservation regulation discover the riches of the sea and then take catch and prepare it afterwards into a delicious meal.
Also worthwhile is a boat trip to the seven islands at Perros-Guirec. When visiting the bird reservoir you and your family can watch various species such as gannets and puffins. There is also the option of reaching the island with a traditional sailing boat where you can take control of the helm.
In the footsteps of Obelix and his menhirs
In no case should you miss visiting the famous menhirs. These monoliths which exact purpose is still not known today were erected in the Neolithic Age by those living in Brittany. Fans of the adventures of Asterix and Obelix will surely discover the traces of the strong Obelix who made and collected menhirs. The largest menhir field within Brittany is located in Carnac where the largest single menhir with more than ten metres stands in the vicinity of Brest.
Romantic chateaus and medieval castles in Brittany
In Britanny there is a variety of manors and chateaus with one surely close to your holiday domicile. The Château de Kerjean in the departement Finistère is a Renaissance building from the 15th century and its rooms which can be visited are especially well preserved. Fort-la-Latte, a castle within sight of the Cap Fréhel in the departement Côtes-d'Armor is one of Britanny’s most visited historic buildings. The fortress was built next to the sea on a rock. Its keep and round path are accessible and offer stunning views.
The town Quimper in the department Morbihan is also worth a visit and impresses with its many half-timbered houses and its beautiful Gothic cathedral. You should also consider visiting the port city Saint-Malo with its impressive historic town centre whose curtain walls are always bathed by a spring tide with high waves after low tide. The famous monastery bedrock Mont-Saint-Michel is actually part of the Normandy. However it is situated right at the border to Brittany and if you have the opportunity you should pop by. Just standing in front of the 40 metre high rocky island with its small town and large monastery complex is stunning. You can also visit the monastery with its abbey as well as the Gothic cloister and buy numerous souvenirs on the Grand Rue.
Typical Breton dishes comprise mainly of seafood. Prepared in the right way and then gratinated they become a true delicacy. An ultimate sensation of taste is the Breton lobster. You usually eat fresh oysters raw. It takes a bit of practice to open the shell and the right handling of the oyster knife. When you have got to grips with the tricky issues you can eat the mussel fom the shell – with a sprinkle of lemon or pure. In Brittany you are able to buy fresh mussels, fish and other shellfish everywhere at markets and prepare them in your holiday home.
Breton cuisine though does not only offer seafood. Everywhere in the region you can get delicious crêpe which are thin wheat pancakes. Alternatively try the hearty buckwheat pancakes “galettes” filled with eggs, cheese and gammon. Those with a sweet tooth should try Kouign amann which is a caramelised multi-layered crêpe or a Far Breton that is a soft cake with prunes.
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Holiday home for max. 6 personsProperty no. 1645723
from USD 503for 1 weekApprox. 125 m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets are allowed (max. 2), satellite TV, Wifi, washing machine, dishwasher, non-smoking property, sandy beach approx. 2 km, sea approx. 800 m, sea/lake view, Top Host 2021
Holiday home for max. 6 personsProperty no. 1649240
+ 1 moreApprox. 80 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (on request), TV, Wifi, washing machine, dishwasher, sandy beach approx. 7 km, Country estate, natural stone houseThere is one further property type with one accommodation for this complex
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Holiday apartment for max. 2 personsProperty no. 3270913
+ 1 morefrom USD 477for 1 weekApprox. 38 m², 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, TV, Internet, Wifi, washing machine, dishwasher, non-smoking property, sandy beach approx. m, sea viewThere is one further property type with one accommodation for this complex
- from USD 392/week Holiday apartment for max. 2 persons, approx. 22 m², property no. 1263620 Preview
Holiday home for max. 4 personsProperty no. 146903
from USD 504for 1 weekApprox. 100 m², 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (max. 1), satellite TV, Wifi, washing machine, dishwasher, non-smoking property, sandy beach approx. 1 km, farm holidays, sea/lake view