Two Weeks in Brittany
Two weeks in Brittany is Part II of a three part post on our upcoming 5 and a half week adventure in the UK and France this June and July. You can read Part I, Two Weeks in the UK.How about this plan for a super two weeks in Brittany? Click To Tweet
After viewing parts of England, we are taking the Condor Ferry across the English Channel to enjoy Brittany. We have been to Dinan a few years back, but now, during our our two weeks in Brittany, we want to take in much more of this part of France.
Where are we going? What will we see?
|1||St-Malo, France||July 2||July 6|
|2||Roscoff, France||July 6||July 7|
|3||Quimper, France||July 7||July 9|
|4||Concarneau, France||July 9||July 10|
|5||Vannes, France||July 10||July 12|
|6||Nantes, France||July 12||July 15|
|7||Rennes, France||July 15||July 18|
|8||Paris, France||July 18||July 22|
Landing in St Malo
We decided to take the Condor Ferry from Poole, England across the Channel to St Malo. This just happens to put in at The Isle of Jersey for two hours, which is an unexpected benefit. Not sure how much time we will to take things in, but fun none the less.
This ancient walled port city is often referred to as “The Jewel of the Emerald Coast”, and is the beginning of our our two weeks in Brittany. Once a city of “profiteers”, St Malo is now supposed to be one of the most popular seaside getaways in France.
And, we will have to explore some of the little towns surrounding St Malo, like Dinard across the inlet with its Belle Époque villas and stripy beach tents. Like stepping back into the 19th century, or so we are told.
From our research, we have found that Roscoff is great little granite village that is, according to The Telegraph in the UK, “wonderfully placed for some of the most stirring stretches of the north Brittany coastline” – along to the Pink Granite coast. Sounds beautiful.
Best known for it remarkable cathedral and medieval half-timbered old town, Quimper could be a highlight of our our two weeks in Brittany.
Concarneau is well known to the French and British as a lovely resort town, but as an American, this will be a “voyage of discovery. Really looking forward to walking the ramparts of old stone fortified ‘town’ with its spectacular views. Th old town also has “a few narrow streets filled with shops and restaurants, where geraniums tumble from window boxes. “
We have read from more than one source that this walled city is a must-see part of our two weeks in Brittany. And, who are we to argue. We’re going, by god.
We are so excited to visit Nantes. It is supposed to be one of the most exciting and vibrant smaller cities in France. The town is supposed to be a great mix of the innovative and historical. Can not wait to find out! If Les Machines is any indication, this is going to be a fun city to visit.
The last stop of our two weeks in Brittany before Paris?
Rennes is a university town, and you know what that means? It’s going to be vibrant and have a lot going on culturally and artistically. This is also our base to visit some the more fabulous chateau in the region.
There you have it, our itinerary for two weeks in Brittany. Any thoughts? Suggestions? If you have been to Brittany, please let us know in the comments below if we are leaving something off that really needs to be seen.
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