Destination guide

Go barefoot on one of Brittany's beautiful beaches

Break out the striped t-shirts and espadrilles—Brittany is calling. Along the Atlantic Ocean, France's most northwestern region is also one of its most distinctive. With roots in Celtic history, Brittany has almost as much in common with Cornwall—or even Ireland—as it does with the rest of France. That said, you can still find plenty of regional dishes (crepes, anyone?) that are as French as berets and Gerard Depardieu. The coastline is a wonderland of riches, with white sand beaches and pink-hued cliff faces, as well as stunning medieval walled towns and distant islands—all of which make Brittany vacation rentals a magical choice.


Drop anchor and explore Brittany's coastline

Brittany's coastline is by far the region's biggest draw—in terms of popularity, it's beaten only by the Cote d'Azur. Wild and rugged, Brittany's beaches are all about adventure and exploration—but that doesn't mean you won't find a nice sunny spot for a bit of lounging. Hiking and biking are great ways to explore the coast, but for a deep dive into Brittany, a boat tour will give you a sailor's eye view of the region. And if you time your Brittany vacation rentals just right, you might be just in time to catch one of the region's many art and culture festivals.


Easy, breezy, beautiful—Brittany is a coastal cover girl

Sticking right out into the Atlantic, it should come as no surprise that Brittany has an oceanic climate. This means that although summers (June–August) can be warm and sunny, they can also be somewhat cloudy at times, with rain a possibility throughout the year. Temperatures in the summer months hover around the low 70s, while in the winter (December–February) they can regularly drop to the mid- to high 30s. Brittany is at its busiest in the summer, when the weather is best, but late spring (April–May) and early fall (September–October) could also be lovely times of year for a visit.

Natural features

Brittany is a land of myth, mysticism—and crepes

Steeped in both history and myth, one of Brittany's biggest draws is its archeological heritage, which can best be seen at Carnac. Its rugged coastline provides the perfect playground for children and adults alike where you can find all sorts of worthwhile pastimes—whether exploring rock pools and clifftops or lounging on a sandy beach. Many of the region's national parks include deep, thick forests that are ideal for getting lost in (pro tip: bring a map). Meanwhile, Brittany's medieval towns (such as Dinard, Dinan, and Roscoff) provide countless opportunities for a quick trip back in time.

Where to stay around Brittany?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 17,419 vacation rentals near Brittany. From 8,893 Houses to 1,061 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Brittany for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Brittany?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Brittany. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Saint-Malo: 2,130 vacation rentals
  • Rennes: 208 vacation rentals
  • Dinan: 432 vacation rentals
  • Brest: 756 vacation rentals
  • Dinard: 2,200 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Brittany! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Brittany?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Brittany:

  • Saint-Malo: 2,130 rentals
  • Rennes: 208 rentals
  • Dinan: 432 rentals
  • Brest: 756 rentals
  • Dinard: 2,200 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Brittany?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Brittany are:

  • Pleurtuit Airport (DNR): 2,870 vacation rentals
  • Lannion Airport (LAI): 2,048 vacation rentals
  • Guipavas Airport (BES): 1,888 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Brittany?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Brittany. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Ploumanac'h: 1,918 rentals
  • Golf de Belle Isle en Mer: 1,923 rentals
  • Table des Marchands: 3,604 rentals
  • Golf de St. Cast Pen Guen: 2,942 rentals
  • Parc des Expositions Lorient: 2,224 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Brittany listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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