Advice on travel to Brittany June 2013 please

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  1. elsiekay1

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    Hi all

    After our taster trip to Normandy last year, we hope to "do" some of Brittany in June. We have our sailings booked to St Malo then back from Roscoff and will have about 2 weeks to bimble round. I have booked the first couple of nights at a site close to Mont St Michel so we can have a look round that bit but after that we are free.

    We don't want to drive hundreds and hundreds of miles but thought we might travel along the northern coast. Does anyone have any suggestions as to a rough itinerary between St Malo and Roscoff which might give us a good taste of Brittany? We like small towns/coast and country so hopefully we should be able to find all of those.

    Any suggestions from seasoned Brittany travellers would be much appreciated! :Smile:
     
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    Hi, I will be interested in your reply's as we are going to brittany in sept for 2 weeks , been once before did the rose granite coast (north brittany )visited a nice little island while up there Ile de Brehat and then went down to the south just north of st nazaire La Turballe / Le Crosoic , so cant give much info on the rest of brittany.
    Terry:sin:
     
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    Cancalle's nice esp if you like oysters only don't go to one of the posh resaurants on t'front - go along to the fish market on the corner, where you can get a dozen for about €5 and can have the same local well chilled white wine except it's in a plastic glass and you have to sit on the steps to eat them, but you still get em on a proper oyster plate with a proper oyster knife, about half a lemon and a lump of bread. Shedloads of cheap white napkins and a lemon scented handwipe is a sealed plastic packet.

    Looked B lovely; just a shame neither of us like em LOL

    All round Dinard is pretty - loads of lakes, and inland a bit Dinan is ancient and touristy and very very pretty.

    I'll have a look where else we've been - I know we've been round the Quiberon peninsula but that and round about Lorient might be a tad too far on this trip. Can't recommend sites because we stay on aires!
     
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    N Coast - the Cote de Granit Rose (Pink Granite Coast) around Tregastel-Plage is lovely. Aire at Tregastel, nice campsite called Le Ranolien near Perros-Guirec.

    NE of Rennes is Fougeres with its impressive medieval Chateau and two aires.

    If you like sandy beaches there's the bit between St Guenole and Penhors, which includes Pointe de la Torche. Aire at St Guenole, good campsite near Penmarc'h.

    Further south - Locronan, quaint old village with wall to wall cobbles, and a small aire.

    Concarneau - walled town in port, aire near old railway station

    Further south still, Quiberon peninsula, (various aires) and Carnac where there's row upon row of prehistoric standing stones spreading across the landscape. Aire in town centre.
     
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    Head to the southern coast to Pont Aven village of the artists like Paul Gaugin. Campsite at Raguenes Plague. Good beach access and a smugglers footpath. On the northern coast at Lanion is the site of the French end of the Telstar trans Atlantic TV transmissions.
     
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    We will be there in June as well. Thank you all for your handy tips which I have copy and pasted. :BigGrin:

    Ivy
     
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    Thanks all for your tips. Gives us a lot to think about!
     
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    Beaches, Val Andre, Erquy, Sable d,or. Towns Dinard, Dinan, a mustsee, and Moncontour. Jugon les lac is a lovely place with a good campsite on the lake.
    City, Rennes, with its saturday morning market.
     
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