The smell of sea air and delectable french cuisine characterise the refined, yet rustic charm of a french holiday on the Brittany peninsula. A widely popular holiday destination, Brittany has the unique advantage of a temperate climate, as it is surrounded on three sides by the Atlantic Ocean and receives the warm winds of the Gulf Stream. A wide range of holiday rentals can be found here including french cottages and french villas. Brittany, much like Ireland with its Dublin apartments and Cork cottages, has a local, native language that is spoken in addition to the national french tongue. This Celtic Breton can even be found on bilingual street signs in certain parts of the peninsula. Indeed, remnants of the Celtic past – be it the folklore or the huge stonework structures and monoliths that spot the province – are beloved among the locals, and prized by the holiday visitors and tourists who come to experience the magic of French holidays in Brittany and stay in the holiday cottages in Brittany.
One of the focal points can be found in the enchanted forest of Huelgoat, whose mysterious creeks and babbling brooks with smooth, moss covered stones seem to come straight from a fairy tale, and at any moment one might expect a small Troll to jump out and bid you “Bonjour!” Cuisine in Brittany is known for its uniqueness, as it doesn’t fall into the simple “french cuisine” category that holiday makers might expect in their Brittany holiday. Heavily influenced by seafood and the fishing communities in Brittany.
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Indeed, beverages in Brittany are a welcome relief to anyone less than enthusiastic about wine. While Bordeaux is all about the Merlot, it’s Brittany that will serve you a tall, frothy glass of native french beer. Although for a period of time wines won, however over the past few decades Brittany has re-emerged into its own and there are several breweries where good french beers can be found, a fun activity for Brittany holidays, beer tasting. Brittany is also known for its cider – it’s the second biggest cider producer in all of France, and even has a small white wine region. Locals are well accustomed to holiday makers in their town, so will welcome you into your villas in Brittany for your holiday. Other accommodation rentals are available, ranging from summertime villas to luxurious cottage style apartment rentals. If you enjoy city breaks, head to the city of Nancy more East of Brittany. Have a great holiday in France.