The Breton Coast
Brittany and the Finistère
Brittany has a mix of spectacular coastline, historic towns and rambling countryside. It is a land rich in culture, tradition and history. Our base is in Concarneau, a charming town on the Finistère Coast. Our 3 star superior hotel has a wonderful location overlooking the beach and Concarneau Bay and close to the historic walled town and harbour.
Le Mont-St-Michel • Concarneau • Quimper • Cider Farm tour and tasting • Bénodet • Pont Aven
Day 1 Short Channel crossing. Then proceed along the coast to overnight in Lisieux.
Day 2 Leave Normandy and travel into Brittany stopping at Le Mont-St-Michel. Cross the causeway for time on this charming island where the energetic may well wish to ascend to the famous steepled abbey. On then past Rennes to arrive in Concarneau for a 4 night stay.
Day 3 A day at leisure in Concarneau. There is a wonderful beach opposite the hotel and the historic walled town can be reached on foot or via the tourist train. The town is packed with quaint streets, shops and pavement cafés.
Day 4 An excursion to Quimper, which lies on the River Odet. Not to be missed are the many timber framed buildings, the 13th century catherdral and Church of Locmaria. In the afternoon we include a rustic cider farm tour and tasting at nearby Ergué-Gabéric.
Day 5 A relaxing day touring the nearby coastal towns of the Finistère stopping in Bénodet, on the River Odet, Fouesnant, a charming and authentic Breton village and Pont Aven, an artists town where Paul Gauguin painted many famous canvases.
Day 6 Depart Concarneau and travel back into Normandy stopping for dinner and an overnight in Lisieux.
Day 7 North to Calais. Channel crossing and home.
Cruise Ferry to France
Most of our French tours can be operated using Brittany Ferries crossings to Roscoff, St Malo, Cherbourg or Caen, often saving the need for overnight stay hotels en-route. Please ask for details.
All tours are tailored to your requirements and can be adapted for travel by coach and/or air as you prefer
Hotel de l'Ocean, Concarneau
A charming family run hotel within easy reach of the historic town and overlooking the Bay of Concarneau. The hotel has a bar and restaurant with panoramic sea views, in addition to a covered outdoor pool and terrace. The emphasis here is on warm hospitality and good Breton cuisine.
• 3 star superior • 71 bedrooms • Lift
• Heated swimming pool • Coach Parking
Your tour includes:
• Return short Channel ferry crossings
• 1 night half board on the outbound journey
• 4 nights half board in Concarneau with:
3 course dinner with choice from
• Cider farm visit and tasting
• 1 night half board on the inbound journey
While we offer a very wide range of destinations it is impossible to feature everything here. If you cannot see what you are looking for please contact us to discuss your requirements.