The natural surroundings and landscapes makes Brittany mind-blowingly beautiful and hypnotising. With multiple bays and coves to explore as well as lengths of stunning beaches to lie on sun bathe, this destination is what dreams are made of and offers you every type of countryside imaginable.
Medieval towns with both ancient architecture and a modern vibe aren’t easy to find these days, but Brittany has it all. While the region is modern and innovative, home to many new creative thinkers and musicians, there is an undeniable link to a rich cultural past which will not be severed. Visiting this region will enable you to unearth more of its history and that of France in general.
With its varied wildlife and diverse landscapes, nearly all sports and outdoor activities whether on land or in water, can be carried out during your catamaran charter in Brittany. There are masses of sports centres where you can rent the equipment and gear that you need and book into a training session with an instructor who can advise and assist you. The multiple beaches spread across the region means that there is no end to the possibilities of various water sports you can carry out.
The capital of Brittany, Rennes, boasts plenty of interesting sites and fun activities to partake in. Begin your exploration of the city in the historical centre of Rennes where you will be able to discover one of the unique qualities of the town: its extraordinary and traditional wood panelled houses. This colourful architecture as well as the pretty, cobbled stoned streets in the town make this destination postcard perfect.
In this part of the town you will also find plenty of monuments to visit as well as the famous opera and Saint-Pierre Cathedral. Be sure to squeeze the following spectacular sites into your day trip: ‘République’, ‘Place de la Mairie’ and the Breton parliament buildings. These three buildings are magnificent monuments and their architecture is impressive. Saint-Georges Street and Saint-Melaine Street are two pedestrian and picturesque avenues filled with cafes, restaurants and bookshops and Hoche Square is made up of more pretty buildings and boutiques. You’d be sure to find everything you need without having to leave the square. The town brimming with other pretty places and lively squares to explore, for example the Thabor Gardens are the perfect green spot to relax or picnic in the afternoon.
If you are in Rennes on a Saturday morning, head to the market in ‘La place des Lices’, which is the second largest market in France. You will find nearly 300 local market sellers with their organic and fresh produce, ranging from fruit, vegetables, cheese and fresh fish. This is a great spot where locals fuse with tourists to do their shopping. Although most of the market is dedicated to food, there is a section which sells flowers. Why not use a morning here as a chance to do some provisioning for your catamaran charter in Brittany?
This restaurant is hidden from the hustle and bustle of the city centre and is the perfect place to have a peaceful lunch after a busy morning exploring. Made fresh, each meal is uniquely inspired and the is a strong sense of originality about the place. It’s reasonably priced too.
This restaurant is most notable for its warm and friendly atmosphere; it’s a given that you’ll eat well here. With delicious main courses as well as delectable desserts, this restaurant ticks all the boxes.
This is another tasty restaurant at which to refuel during a busy day of touring and seeing the sites. The meals are made using fresh produce and the atmosphere is relaxed and laidback. What more could you want, really?
If you’re still peckish after lunch and looking for a tea room or café to chill out in, this is one of the best tea rooms in Rennes. A slice of cake washed down with a cup of tea will give you all the energy you need to push on during your catamaran charter in Brittany. ‘Le 7 grammes’, ‘Café Albertine’ and ‘La Kitchenette’ are all other local cafes which have been recommended and go rated highly among locals.
This one of the easiest destinations to get to if you are based in the UK or Europe. Brittany has numerous airports which are well-connected to other countries and cities, and the Eurostar is also available from London to Paris. From Paris, you could take a train to one of towns in Brittany. Once you are in the region, train, bus or taxi services will easily bring you to your charter, and from here you can set sail along blue seas and stunning coastlines.
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