Explore Brittany’s Coasts, Castles & Cities! 2020

Half-timbered houses, medieval walled cities, tiny harbour towns, castles, windmills, picturesque rivers and golden sandy beaches - Brittany has them all! Discover its charm for yourself with our suggested itinerary.
Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel before dinner.

Day 2 Concarneau Driver’s Day Off
Today we remain in Concarneau. We can either take the land train in to town or simply wander along the beach to the beautiful walled town that sits on a long island in the centre of the harbour.

Day 3 River Odet Boat Cruise, Quimper & Locronan
This morning, we will make our way to the seaside resort of Benodet, from where we embark on a circular river cruise lasting just over two hours, along the beautiful Odet River, “the most beautiful river in France” according to Winston Churchill! Our journey will take us past wooded landscapes, numerous castles, manor houses and forgotten creeks and the guided commentary will tell us all about the attractions along the route (cruises available from April to September). After our cruise, we will make our way to Quimper, the cultural heart of Brittany. The city’s crowning glory is its gothic cathedral. We spend time here and enjoy lunch before making our way to the stunning village of Locronan. This exquisite village is named after a revered Irishman who settled here in the Dark Ages but its legacy stems from its later trade as a centre for sail-making which brought the village prosperity and exceptional architecture. The village is full of history and has many little boutiques to explore.

Day 4 Vannes and Pont-Aven
This morning we will visit Vannes, one of Brittany’s most important and picturesque towns. With its charming half-timbered houses, Vannes dates from the 16th century and its old town is a pleasure to explore with something new to admire around every corner. Why not finish your morning down by the harbour where you can enjoy a relaxing drink whilst admiring the sea views of the ‘Gulf of Morbihan’. In the afternoon we will visit the pretty ‘village of artists’ and historical port town of Pont-Aven. Historic watermills along the banks of the River Aven provide a scenic backdrop to the town that is also famous as an artists’ retreat and for the invention in 1920 of galettes (butter biscuits).

Day 5 Departure
After breakfast we begin our journey home.

Hôtel de l’Océan

Concarneau, Brittany
AAA+ Beachfront Location
This contemporary 3 star hotel is located within a 15 minute walk of the walled medieval city of Concarneau and enjoys a stunning position overlooking Concarneau bay. All 71 modern bedrooms are equipped with TV and hairdryer. The airy restaurant provides panoramic views over the beach and serves a choice of cuisine. There is also a heated outdoor swimming pool, sauna, hot tub and pool table. • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Leisure facilities • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

Hôtel de l'Océan

Concarneau, Brittany
4 Nights Half Board
2020 Twin from £359pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £157
Excludes mid Jul - mid Aug

• Return short sea crossing
• Welcome glass of kir cassis
• Set menu on arrival
• Choice of main on 3 nights
• Tea/coffee after dinner
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£359 for 5 days

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