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Updated for 2017

Breathtaking Brittany

Sandy beaches and rocky inlets of the Coastline in Western Brittany

Updated for 2017

Breathtaking Brittany

This south-western tip of Brittany stretches into the waters of the Atlantic, its sandy dunes and marshes giving way to dramatic cliffs as you approach the stunning Pointe du Raz. Follow the coastal paths and explore charming fishing towns of the French Cornwall which retains a strong identity and folklore.

Holiday Highlights

  • Crossing to the Ile de Sein
  • Yacht port of Audierne
  • Quimper, cultural heart of Brittany
  • Sandy beaches
  • Coastal paths
  • Hotels with sea view

What's Included

  • 6 days walking
  • 6 nights half board
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Comprehensive route notes
  • Bike hire
  • Return transfer to station

Starting Days

You can choose to begin this holiday on any day of the week.

Itinerary & Hotels

  • 1

    Arrive in Saint Guénolé day 1

    Summary

    Arrive in St Guénolé, surrounded by Atlantic Ocean on three sides. With its numerous coves and sandy beaches spreading on 8 km, the village is the ideal location for a hike in the Pays Bigouden. The hotel Les Ondines, near the beach, is authentic and welcoming. Play pool or borrow a bike to explore the surroundings.

    Hotel
    • Hotel exterior
    • Plate

    Hôtel Les Ondines Saint-Guénolé

    Les Ondines, in the peaceful sea resort of Saint-Guénolé Penmarc'h, is only 30 metres away from the beach. This 2 star hotel features 14 bedrooms all with satellite television and private bathroom. The bedrooms are decorated with a nautical theme. 

    Facilities

    • Restaurant
    • Terrace
    • Snooker table
    • Garden
    • Free WiFi

    Board

    Cuisine

    Traditionnal French cuisine, including a wide choice of dishes prepared with local seafood.

  • 2

    Saint Guénolé to Pouldreuzic day 2

    Summary

    Walk alongside vast sandy beaches and pass Notre-Dame de Penhors, an example of Brittany’s culture and tradition, where religious pardons are still held. Tonight’s stay is at the hotel Le Capricorne, with well appointed modern bedrooms and a natural swimming pool, guaranteeing another warm welcome.

    Hotel
    • Hotel exterior

    Le Capricorne Pouldreuzic

    At the heart of Pouldreuzic, close to all shops, the hotel & restaurant has established a reputation for its attentive, family service. Discover the countryside, floral setting of the back courtyard. Choose from one of our very comfortable 12 rooms or studios (for 2 - 5 persons). Dishes are made with fresh local produce, with a different menu each day.

    Facilities

    • Family run hotel
    • Good local reputation for friendly service
    • Restaurant offers menu with a good selection which changes daily
    • Great opportunity to try local seafood
    • Outside pool

    Board

    Cuisine

    Example Menu

    Menu du Terroir

    First courses

    6 Huîtres creuses de la Rade de Brest

    Blinis au Chèvre, bouquet de légumes au parfum balsamique

    Soupe de poissons « maison »

    Main courses

    Moules frites (marinières ou à la crème et poireaux)

    Poisson côtier meunière au blé noir et noisettes

    Entrecôte à la Bretonne

    Deserts

    Pommes poêlées au caramel au beurre salé

    Assiette aux 4 fromages

    Coupe Penn Ar Bed

    15 mi
    (24 km)

  • 3

    Pouldreuzic to Audierne day 3

    Summary

    The rocky coastline leads you all the way to Audierne, a charming Breton port where you can watch the boats come in with their catch at the end of the day. Tonight your hotel Au Roi Gradlon offers an outstanding view upon the ocean.

    Hotel
    • Hotel exterior
    • Platter

    Au Roi Gradlon Audierne

    Audierne itself is charming, with an attractive harbour and bustling Saturday market. With 'les pieds dans l'eau', Hotel l'Horizon is situated in a superb spot at the head of the Goyen estuary, right by the beach and just a 20-minute stroll along the river from the town centre, with views across the estuary and out to sea. Audierne once had a busy trawler fleet, and although that industry remains on a smaller scale, the port is a bustling hub for many leisure craft with a very attractive marina, backed by small streets steeply rising behind it.

    The majority of rooms have a sea view, as does the dining room, where you can enjoy generous helpings of delicious local produce. All bedrooms have en suite facilities and many have lovely views. The fine sandy beach is just a few minutes walk from the hotel.

    Facilities

    • Lovely location with great views across the estuary
    • Almost all rooms have a sea view
    • Pleasant rooms with en suite facilities and TV
    • Panoramic restaurant serving wonderful fresh local seafood

    Board

    Cuisine

    Example Menu

    First courses 

    Le Feuilleté au Hareng Fumé du Cap Sizun, Sauce Raifort et Crudités.
    La Salade aux Trois Fromages, Chèvre Chaud, Reblochon et Roquefort, Vinaigrette aux Saveurs de Noix.

    Main courses

    La Potée aux Choux et Langue de Boeuf.
    Le Filet de Merlu à l’Andouille de Guéméné, Crème à la Moutarde à l’Ancienne et Lentilles Corail.
    La Sélection du Chef à l’Ardoise. (Supplément indiqué sur l’ardoise)

    Deserts 

    La Crème de Marron et sa Mangue Fraîche.
    La Tarte Sablée au Citron Meringuée et Salade d’Agrumes.

    12 mi
    (19 km)

  • 4

    Day trip from Audierne day 4

    Summary

    Enjoy a boat trip out to the Ile de Sein, a tiny island peeping out of the water off the Pointe du Raz. Many of its 350 inhabitants live in the brightly painted houses along the quayside. Explore this other-worldly setting before heading back to your 2-star hotel in Audierne.

    5 mi
    (8 km)

  • 5

    Audierne to Baie des Trépassés day 5

    Summary

    Today’s route follows the stunning and rugged coastline up to the protected site of the Pointe du Raz. Here, the granite and sandstone rocks are buffeted by the wind and the ocean. Watch the surf come crashing in from the comfort of your hotel.

    Hotel
    • Exterior

    Hôtel de la Baie des Trépassés Baie des Trépassés

    Perched on the edge of a cliff with wonderful views across the sea to Ile de Sein which you will have visited earlier on the walk. A chance to watch the surfers riding the crashing waves.

    This pleasant hotel provides accommodation in 27 comfortable rooms with unspoiled views of the sea and guarantees you calm, rest and relaxation. 

    Facilities

    • Quiet location
    • Wonderful views along the coast
    • Good restaurant - menu reflects the coastal location
    • Comfortable rooms with good en suite facilities

    Board

    Cuisine

    Gastronomic restaurant serving a range of fish and seafood specialities.

    14 mi
    (23 km)

  • 6

    Quimper day 6

    Summary

    Transfer to Quimper, capital of the Finistère department generally regarded as the cultural heart ofBrittany. The town is known for its cathedral, atmospheric old quarter and museums but most of all for its annual festival celebrating Breton culture. Spend the day exploring the town at your leisure. Spend the night at the three-star Hotel Gradlon.

    Hotel
    • Breakfast

    Hôtel Gradlon Quimper

    The charming Hotel Gradlon is just a few minutes walk from Saint Corentin cathedral, in the heart of the bustling town of Quimper. A great location near historic buildings with a good selection of restaurants close by giving a great opportunity to try the traditional creperies. Its beautiful indoor garden echoes the elegance and tranquillity of its rooms. The lounge bar with its large granite fireplace, offers a soft cozy atmosphere conducive to relaxation and your special moments .

    Facilities

    • Delightful hotel in a peaceful location in the pedestrianised old town
    • Quiet courtyard garden with fountain ideal for sipping a glass of wine
    • Pretty bedrooms with attractive en suite bathrooms

    Board

    Cuisine

    For breakfast each morning you will be served: yoghurt, stewed fruit, pancakes, plus croissants, bread, fruit juice, dried fruit, cheeses, cold meats, jams, honey, hot drinks and cold drinks.
     

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  • From £999 per person

  • Outward Depart St Pancras International station, change stations in Paris, arrive Quimper late afternoon. Transfer to hotel at Pont l’Abbé not included (20 mins).

    Return Taxi transfer to Quimper the previous day included. Depart Quimper station in morning, change stations in Paris, arrive St Pancras International early evening.

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