Brittany Cottage is a great base to explore the local area with many coastal towns and medieval villages within a short drive.
Saint Nic lies on the edge of the Armorique Regional Park. Extending over 425,000 acres, the Park includes an impressive variety of settings, landscapes and activities that reflect the diversity of the local area.
The Crozon Peninsula offers breathtaking landscapes and the beach of Île Vierge in Morgat is also acclaimed as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Camaret-sur-Mer is home to an exceptional piece of French architecture, the Tour Vauban tower dating from the 17th century and classed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Located in the village of Camaret, the Memorial Museum to the Battle of the Atlantic is entirely housed in a blockhouse and is definitely worth a visit - younger visitors will enjoy exploring the bunkers.
As well as being France’s third most important fishing port, Concarneau has other assets that make it a very popular summer resort. The main draw is the quaint ville close (walled town) followed by some lovely sandy beaches and a lively maritime festival in August. This old stone fortified ‘town’ has just a few narrow streets filled with shops and restaurants, where geraniums tumble from window boxes. Take a walk around the ramparts for spectacular views over the area.
Quimper, city of culture and history, is a multi-faceted destination. It boasts well-preserved architecture such as Saint-Corentin Cathedral and the colourful timbered houses, a dynamic craft tradition that includes the Faïence of Henriot and the Pascal Jaouen Embroidery School, and of course its major festivals (Cornouaille and Circonova), making it a truly unmissable city in Finistère.