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Gems of Brittany
Brittany offers a combination of pretty towns, bustling fishing ports, sandy beaches, a rugged coastline. The proud local, Breton traditions make Brittany the ideal holiday destination. In this tour we also visit Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy.Read more
Discover the history and culture of Brittany
Take time to enjoy the many beautiful historical sights Brittany has to offer. This includes the city of St Malo, a coastal city with a long historical connection to explorers, traders and pirates and was the home of the navigator Jacques Cartier, who discovered Canada. As well as this, don’t forget to try the Breton cuisine! Speaking of which, if you mention the town of Cancale to any frnechman, the instant response will be ‘oysters’; the magnificent molluscs have been cultivated in this attractive fishing village for hundreds of years.
Brest; A Real Naval Treat
explore the heart of Brest, a famous naval port, nestled in one of France’s most beautiful natural harbours. Be sure to explore quayside Brest harbour, the ‘Rade de Brest’, a sheltered area of the sea big enough for great ships to lie at anchor. Although it was heavily bombed in 1944, this is by no means the town’s most interesting feature: it has rebuilt itself around a vision of the future, without honouring its past. Be sure to visit castle and maritime museum. Finally, whatever you do, you mustn’t leave Brest without paying a visit to Océanopolis, the only ocean discovery centre of its kind in Europe.
Mont St Michel – A UNESCO world heritage site
As one of France’s most recognisable and stunning landmarks, Mont St Michel remains a must see for anyone wanting to experience a ‘magical’ island residing a medieval monastery. Because of efforts to preserve the islands astonishing surrounds, the only gateway to the island is via ‘Passeurs’, ultra modern shuttle busses that take you directly to the mount. Once arrived, you can travel all the way to Benedictine Abbey and take in the dramatic and astonishing view of the French Coastline.
See all this as well as the walled town of Vannes, Paul Gauguin’s Pont Aven & the captivating Quimper at the heart of Brittany on this tour of discovery.
Dates throughout 2021
Travel to Brittany.
Afternoon sailing from Portsmouth to Caen with optional dinner on-board. Overnight stop in Caen.
St-Malo and the Oysters of Cancale.
We cross into Brittany and stop in the fortress town of St-Malo. Explore the historic old town and walk along the extensive ramparts. About 30 minutes away is the picturesque fishing village of Cancale, the ‘oyster capital’ of Brittany.
Brest Sightseeing and Cruise.
Today we visit the lively port city of Brest. Take a stroll along the picturesque quayside to see ‘La Recouvrance’, a replica of an 1817 famous French schooner, and visit Océanopolis, the only ocean discovery centre of its kind in Europe. We then enjoy a cruise to see the dramatic cliffs and coastline of the Crozon peninsula.
Quimper and Benodet.
The cobbled streets and slanted half-timbered houses of Quimper makes the town’s old quarter one of the loveliest in Brittany. In the afternoon we visit Benodet, with its pretty harbour and beaches.
Vannes and Pont Aven.
Today we visit the popular walled town of Vannes with its well-preserved medieval streets and wooden-beamed houses. In the afternoon we stop in Pont-Aven, a pretty little village best known for its association with the painter Paul Gauguin, and Concarneau, a fishing port famous for its picturesque old town.
Mont Saint-Michel to Caen.
Crossing back into Normandy we visit the world-famous Mont Saint-Michel. Climb the shop-lined cobbled street to the imposing Benedictine monastery that sits on top of the island. We stop overnight in Caen.
Return to the UK.
It’s time to leave France and take the day sailing back to Portsmouth.
Hôtel Oceania Brest and its famous restaurant are located in central Brest, with close distance to Le Quartz Convention Centre. Guests have free access to the fitness centre 250 yards away. The Oceania Hotel guest rooms are fully equipped with parquet flooring, free Wi-Fi access, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and en-suite bathrooms. The restaurant serves international-style cuisine and breakfast daily. Guests can enjoy a free drink from the hotel bar between 18:00 and 19:00 every Monday and Thursday. The hotel also has a lift.
Escale Oceania Quimper***
The Escale Oceania Quimper hotel invites you to discover the capital of the Kernev region. The hotel offers 64 fully-equipped, warm and cosy guest rooms to satisfy your every need. Room features include flat-screen TV, en suite bathrooms, walk-in-showers and free Wi-Fi access. The hotel’s restaurant offers french cuisine prepared with seasonal products.
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