Brittany - Recommendations please

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  1. laser101uk

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    Visiting Brittany for the first time in July. Have Carnac and Quiberon on the list but no idea where else to go. any ideas gratefully received...
     
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    just hug the sea . you cant go wrong . there are more free or airres in brittany than anywhere in france .
    carnac etc are interesting but all of brittany is great . really hug the coast . i,m sure you will enjoy it . call into a local book shop there are maps as good as ord survey . its a real adventure and the people are fantastic .
     
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    Rochefort en Terre, Josselin, Concarneau and Vannes. All worth a visit.
     
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    in truth just driving anywhere in brittany is worth it . its really magical.
    the villages , rivers every where is fantastic .
    but do stop and try chatting to the locals . they really are friendly .
    in one trip you just cant see it all. every village as a tale to tell.
    dont forget roscoff . home of onion johnny .
     
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    Huelgoat and the saturday market in Rennes,truely a sight to behold

    Dick
     
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    St Malo is worth a visit if you can find the aire to park in ( we couldn't but managed to park in a boatyard for the day)
    As vwalan says above, hug the coast, there are some lovely villages, lots of free Aires and beautiful beaches, especially in the west and south.
    Get the All the Aires book and plan your route.
     
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    buy the airres book in france save a fortune and learn french as you read.
    mind if you speak cornish or welsh you might beable to get through in Breton.
    remember brittany isnt france . cornwall isnt england . ha ha . i usually have the cornish flag as a sticker . it works .
     
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    We also really liked St Malo, if the municipal campsite near the port is open, its conveniently located near the old walled city, otherwise there are Aires not far away.
     
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    This is quite a good book for identifying the main places to visit. I'm using their Italy book at the moment but not always as the publishers intended as we are mostly ignoring the popular areas and exploring some of the blanks on their maps.
    Add the CamperContact app and the ACSI books and you will have most bases covered.

     
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    image.jpeg image.jpeg Cameret sur mer, nice open bayed aire with just a short walk to really nice beach and loads of WW gun emplacements to see.
     
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    In no particular order,
    Audierne, Le Faou, Le Conquet, Concarneau, Locmariaquer.

    That should keep you occupied for a while.
     
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    I agree. I was parked in a layby in Brittany last week and a couple of passing bikers tooted their horns and waved (illegal in France). I am not sure whether it was because of the Breton flag or Cornish flag on the back of my MH. Maybe both :)
     
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    Brilliant books all we use on our travels just the right amount of info. We're getting quite a collection now. Must pick up one for France strange the place we visit most and don't have the guide.
     
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    As said around the coast fab , also inland towns villages which have been mentioned in previous relies plus Locranan lovely church & village.
    Rugged coastline & some magnificent penisulars well worth visiting .
     
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    Thanks everyone for the tips and the pm's I have lots more ideas now where to stay, just working out the best cycling routes now..


    cheers
     
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