Brittany is most noteworthy for the fact that sailing in this region requires minimal experience and sailing knowledge. This means that a sailboat charter in Brittany is the perfect holiday for beginners and less experienced sailors as well as families. However, improvisation is not the way to go here. With many islands, coasts and headlands to navigate, it’s important to regularly check the weather forecast or to appeal the help of a skipper who will know the area well and will be able to help you find the best anchorages.
Brittany is made up a diverse and spectacular range of countryside and landscapes. With dunes, rocks, cliffs and forests, as well as clear blue waters and sandy beaches, a sailboat charter in Brittany is peaceful and eye-opening. Sailing around Brittany means you embark on a remarkable adventure with new lands and seas to discover and scenes to inspire you. It also means top class cruising, exhilarating mountain hikes and breath-taking views.
To say that the sea is always warm in Brittany would be an exaggeration. However, the climate is very agreeable and at least you won’t be too hot! The crisp ocean air provides a refreshing contrast to the heat from the sun, keeping you cool during your charter. With a climate more tolerable than the South, you will feel energised and invigorated meaning that you can make the most of your holiday and plan an action-packed itinerary.
A charter in this part of the world will be full of action and adventure so it’s important to research restaurants and cafes where you can take pit stops and re-fuel yourself after long days. If you would rather cook on board your luxury sailboat, no problem! There are plenty of supermarkets and shops near harbour where you can buy all that you need. Who ever said ‘no’ to bread, wine and cheese on board a fabulous sailboat?
It’s time to get excited about the delicious French cuisine which will be sure to get a 10/10 from your taste buds. We have highlighted our 5 top picks and tasty dishes which are specific to Brittany and which will bring flavour and delight to your charter.
This sweet and buttery delicacy, unique to Brittany gets its name from the Breton language for cake and butter, so is it any wonder this delicacy is described as ‘the fattiest pastry in all of Europe’? This multi-layered cake is made with bread or viennoiserie dough and contains layers of folded butter and sugar. After being with topped caramelized sugar, the delicacy becomes a cross between a muffin and a croissant.
Crêpes are a culinary tradition to Brittany. You will find them in every restaurant and on every menu card. Savoury or sweet, hot or cold, you can eat these tasty pancakes as a snack or a meal at any time of day. This brings us on to another dish, ‘farz buen’ or ‘buan’ as it is also called. These are Crêpes made in the pan. Mix eggs, butter and sugar and once the Crêpes have formed, you can cut them into chunks. A few minutes later and you should have little chunks of lightly grilled and golden batter to sample. This can be served with anything, but usually come with jam or cocoa powder sprinkled on top.
The name of this dish translates as ‘potato cake’ and that is exactly what it is. A thick chunk of this dish served up with a light green salad will prove to be a very satisfying and delicious meal after a long day at sea. You can order this meal in most restaurants and traditional cafes or you could even make your own.
This simple dessert can easily be made at the last minute because it is easy to prep and to cook. It can be made with apples but is more commonly made with prunes. Inspired by the classic crêpe, this humble dessert is tasty and simple, making it a perfect late afternoon or evening snack.
And all washed down with? Naturally, a large glass of locally made and produced cider.
For those living in the UK, Brittany is an absolute breeze to get to. You can access this side of France by train, by plane or by ferry. If you are coming from another part of France or Europe, you can even drive over. There are plenty of low-cost airlines that will fly to Brittany for reasonable prices. The language spoken in the region is French and the local currency is the Euro.
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