brittany in sept

Discussion in 'Continental Touring' started by greyman1, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. greyman1

    greyman1 Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2011
    Messages:
    363
    Likes Received:
    273
    Location:
    manchester
    hi guys, thinking of spending 3 to 4 weeks touring brittany in sept .will probably look at stopping on municiple campsites or aires for a few days at a time. has anyone got any "worth going to spots" or perhaps more impotantly "dont bother going to places or areas "?, .there are only 2 of us and the dog, so once parked up we will be quite happy with nearby friendly little villages or quiet coves and beaches. ive heard that the far north coastline around finistere is stunning, but is it the sort of place that you would actually stay at for a while or is it just some where to say you have been to [like lands end / john o groats etc] !! cheers garry.
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2013
    • Like Like x 2
  2. Armytwowheels

    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2012
    Messages:
    4,025
    Likes Received:
    6,396
    Location:
    Market Harborough
    We are also considering Brittany in late September/early October, but unfortunately we only have two weeks to spare. Similar aims as you though, quiet scenic sites and aires, with lots of walking and cycling potential is what we are looking for.
    Will watch this thread with interest.
     
  3. Chris

    Chris Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Messages:
    16,443
    Likes Received:
    34,512
    Location:
    kent
    Take a look at Quieberon (not sure of spelling) in South Brittany. You reach it by a long road with the sea on both sides.

    It's really motorhome friendly.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. FIDGET

    FIDGET Funster

    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Messages:
    2,874
    Likes Received:
    5,959
    Location:
    Isle of Wight
    Hi, Likewise we are heading to Brittany for the 1st 2 weeks of Sept, starting from Dunkirk on 2nd going to head for Fougeres , Dinan & St Jacut then head down to the morhiban area Lorient , Quiberon , Carnac , Guerande, La Turballe & Piriac also Briere nation forest. then head back via Chateau Gontier and Clecy C/site & Normandy Swiss near Thury Harcourt, Stopping on the way down & back at St Nicholas de Bliquetiut aire or La Mailleraye aire. This is only provisional plan nothing set in stone, been to Dinan before well worth a visit also Chateau Gontier nice aire on the river facilities on one side of river and aire on the other.
    Terry:sin::sin:
     
    • Like Like x 2
  5. Loujess

    Loujess Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2010
    Messages:
    3,261
    Likes Received:
    3,168
    Location:
    Leeds UK
    We 'did' Brittany in June. We stopped at an aire at Dinan, under the bridge, just for a look round. It's a lovely town. The Pink Granite Coast is a must; then we stopped at an aire west of Brest. Two other lovely villages were Locronan and Concarneau, which has a town across the bridge in the harbour. Then we stayed at an aire right at the point of Quiberon. That is a lovely place with a beautiful walk along to the left (east) with quite majestic scenery and huge crashing waves. The only downside there was that it was quite blustery since you are fairly exposed there. Brittany is a lovely area and the gardens and villages are really beautiful. :BigGrin:

    Ivy
     
    • Like Like x 3
  6. Easyliving

    Easyliving Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2012
    Messages:
    625
    Likes Received:
    1,519
    Location:
    Norfolk
    We spent another 3 weeks in Normany and Brittany recently, however long you have never seems long enough to do this lovely area justice.

    As has been mentioned Le Mailleraye sur Seine and Dinan aires are perfect. On our last trip we also enjoyed aires at Granville (free aire, nice coastal town, ww2 museums etc), Modrey (for Mont St Michel but 50 minute walk involved), La Cheze (free water and electricity, quiet aire between lake and river, nice town), Josselin (free aire in car park, lovely town and chateau) and Bayeux (free aire in centre of town, short walk to the famous tapestry).

    Essential reading (I think anyway) is All the Aires France by Vicarious Books, available here.

    Have a great trip.

    Paul
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2013
  7. Armytwowheels

    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2012
    Messages:
    4,025
    Likes Received:
    6,396
    Location:
    Market Harborough
    Great information folks, thanks. Getting very excited now, just have to contain myself until end of September.
     
  8. magicsurfbus

    magicsurfbus Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2010
    Messages:
    3,506
    Likes Received:
    8,261
    Location:
    NW England
    Fougeres has 2 aires and is a good first stop if your ferry arrives in Calais or Dieppe - nice chateau.

    There's a free aire near the sandy beach at Port Blanc on Quiberon, plus others. It's possible to cycle the length of Quiberon without a huge amount of effort.

    Concarneau has the quaint old walled town in the harbour, Carnac has the unique rows of prehistoric standing stones (both have aires), and if you want wild sandy beaches try Pointe de la Torche near Penmarc'h, with a nearby aire at St Guenole. Locronan is also quaint, with a small aire.

    To me the highlight is the Cote de Granit Rose around Perros Guirec and Tregastel. Nice aire at Tregastel with huge supermarket and coastal walks very close by, and easy cycling. If you go up there don't miss the Sentier de Douarniers coast path, and the Ile Renote.
     
    • Like Like x 4
  9. Bruce

    Bruce Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2012
    Messages:
    140
    Likes Received:
    50
    Location:
    Glasgow
    Brittany

    Hi doing the same in September how is the weather usually at this time and is it possible to just turn up at aires any help please,,,,Bruce
     
  10. FIDGET

    FIDGET Funster

    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Messages:
    2,874
    Likes Received:
    5,959
    Location:
    Isle of Wight
    Hi Bruce,
    Yep just turn up at aires ,then decide if it suits you, sometimes crowded, sometimes you may not like the situation i.e. built up area or alongside a noisy main road or a railway line etc. Most are fine we have only a couple of times moved on to another, some have good services some free electric and water, some make small charge usually collected by local officers. A must is either All the Aires book or some form list aires , I use the book also I have made my own list from another website called motorhomingfrance (printed off copies of the area which Iintend to travel ) using both covers me, only use municipal campsites occasionally. Any other help or questions just ask or PM me.
    Terry:sin::sin:
     
  11. Bruce

    Bruce Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2012
    Messages:
    140
    Likes Received:
    50
    Location:
    Glasgow
    Aires

    Hi Terry thanks for a good reply this will be our first long run from Glasgow. We have only done Wales and the Lakes so far so looking forward to a longer trip with more time to enjoy, Have you any idea what weather is like in Brittany in September...............Bruce
     
  12. FIDGET

    FIDGET Funster

    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Messages:
    2,874
    Likes Received:
    5,959
    Location:
    Isle of Wight
    Hi Bruce,
    Last time we went to brittany it was in june 2005, very sunny and pleasantly warm, but 2 years ago we went to the loire in sept just after school hols, it again was warm def shorts & T shirt weather but needed occasionally a sweatshirt or jumper but not cold , we had the odd day of cloud. Have aquick look at my photo album France Loire 2011 , it will give you and idea of weather.
    Terry :sin::sin:
     
  13. cliffandger

    cliffandger Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2013
    Messages:
    1,894
    Likes Received:
    8,528
    Location:
    Saltford
    September in Brittany

    Hello all,

    We are going to be in Britanny the first (and maybe second week) in September - if anyone is going to be there at the same time, we would love to meet up as we are newbies to the group.

    We have travelled extensively through France with a caravan and have towed boats to the Riviera twice, but haven't travelled West to Britanny before. Now we have the motorhome we (I that is) am determined to do the west coast and hopefully only travel as south as La Rochelle. We aimed to do this last year, but the weather was so bad that we just kept going until we got to St Tropez and stayed there for the whole three weeks!

    We will be in France for three weeks, so as I said, it would be lovely to meet some friendly faces as it's our first experience of the French Aires.

    Cheers,

    Geraldine
     
  14. Spottycatz

    Spottycatz Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2013
    Messages:
    452
    Likes Received:
    486
    Location:
    Racodorm
    We also will be passing through that area the first week or so of September, on our way South. No doubt folk will update on here as to where they are :thumb:
     
  15. cliffandger

    cliffandger Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2013
    Messages:
    1,894
    Likes Received:
    8,528
    Location:
    Saltford
    September in Brittany

    Lovely - will keep checking the post. We have a recommendation from a couple we met earlier this year, so we thought our first stop would be Le Crotoy in Northern France and then we intend to motor on to Britanny after that.

    Looking forward to it! We have used the Britstop book and also CLs over the last couple of months and have thoroughly enjoyed our first few months as motorhomers! A different type of holiday to the caravan but equally (if not more) enjoyable.

    Geraldine
     
  16. FIDGET

    FIDGET Funster

    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Messages:
    2,874
    Likes Received:
    5,959
    Location:
    Isle of Wight
    Hi Geraldine,
    We (thats me and wife Ann) are going over on sunday 1st PM to dunkirk , arques aire, then travelling to the seine for 2nd night then to fougeres , dinan, josselin, quiberon, carnac, guerande, and back via chateau gontier and clecy then seine again. If you are anywhere in those area's around same time frame perhaps meet up for chat / liquid refreshment. That goes for anybody else we may see or is over there at same time. We are coming back on 16th sept
    Terry:sin::sin:
     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2013
  17. Bruce

    Bruce Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2012
    Messages:
    140
    Likes Received:
    50
    Location:
    Glasgow
    "
    We too are hoping to be about in September so anyone who sees "Toby" our tin tent Transit minibus camper conversion please say hello. This will be our first tip over the channel, so my wifes embarrassment starts here............Bruce
     
  18. brynric

    brynric Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2009
    Messages:
    328
    Likes Received:
    310
    Location:
    Worcestershire
    We visited Brittany earlier this year and posted a review on another well known Motorhome forum:Wink:
    I couldn't find a link but if you google "Spring in Brittant MHF" you should find it. Some folk thought it was useful.
    We hope to be in Italy this September.

    If this sort of forum cross reference is frowned upon, please frown quietly.:RollEyes:
     
  19. Bruce

    Bruce Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2012
    Messages:
    140
    Likes Received:
    50
    Location:
    Glasgow
    No frowning keep going...............Bruce
     
  20. Armytwowheels

    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2012
    Messages:
    4,025
    Likes Received:
    6,396
    Location:
    Market Harborough
    Looks like we will be going to Brittany when everyone else is coming back! Do you lot know something I don't?

    We cannot go any earlier than 26th Sept, hope the weather is still good then. At least this year we have managed to squeeze in a massive 18 days!! Never had so much time off work all in one go:BigGrin:
     
Loading...

Share This Page