The oceanic climate of north and south Brittany offers a variety of experiences throughout the whole year.
From the beginning of April, temperatures are getting milder and the sun is dazzingly reflected in the ocean. This is the right time for a cycling tour; eight main itineraries are possible with 800 km of cycle routes on old towpaths or converted railroads leading you to the peninsula’s most striking spots.
For food lovers, springtime is the perfect season to saunter through the markets and go to meet producers of local specialties, as for example the renowned Plougastel strawberry which is present on the market stands a few weeks in June only.
The lively months of July and August as well are ideal months to enjoy Breton folk festivals and make the best of sandy beaches and water sports.
Saint-Malo, Cancale and Mont Saint Michel are impressive during the high tides. Autumn and winter storms are good incentives for you to be pampered in thalassotherapy at Carnac or Belle-Île en Mer….
Most of the international flights arrive at Charles de Gaulle Airport at Paris. A direct train to Rennes leaves at terminal 2 airport train station, 5 minutes on foot since plane arrival hall. In slightly more than three hours, you will arrive in the heart of Breton’s modern capital. Please check the following general CDG airport plan
More information > Paris Airport
In order to make you feel at home right from your arrival, we are able to organize an individual welcome. Your personal host guides you from the airplane to your train or a luxurious car with private driver stands ready for comfortable transfer to Rennes, Saint Malo, Mont Saint Michel, Vannes ou Nantes.
Please note: We would like our customers to understand that Loire Secrets cannot provide or book airplane tickets but is helpful in booking train tickets for the SNCF.
Whether you want to attend one of our nature or gourmet tours or you prefer to have a customized individual trip, we recommend choosing one of the following TGV train stations:
In 2017, once the TGV Rapid Train Link is finished, Rennes will be less than 1.30 hour from Paris, which will save 45 min.
Our private drivers will wait for you at the chosen train station and drive you to the most gorgeous seaside and towns in Brittany: the Pink Granite Coast, Cancale, Saint-Malo, Quimper, Carnac…
More information > SNCF : www.voyages-sncf.com
Hidden in the Breton countryside, overlooking the sea or located in the dynamic cities of Rennes or Nantes, our entire range of accommodations offers the best: comfort, hospitality and social interactions to help you relax during your luxury Brittany Tour.
Careful and regular site inspections at our partners’ businesses guarantee an exclusive selection of the most attractive spa-hotels, residences and bed-and-breakfast guesthouses.
For you to make the most of your tours, our driver-guides accompany you during your entire stay.
If you long for more nature or more sport, there is a large offer of long and well-marked cycle paths with guides respecting your own pace.
Contact our team; we’ll book one of our knowledgeable guides for you!
With only a couple of days at your disposal you will have to choose between the wilder north coast – the Channel Coast – and the beauties of the south coast.
Undeniably Brittany calls to mind gorgeous plates of oysters and seafood platters or succulent crêpes and buckwheat pancakes. Your taste buds will be delighted to travel on Celtic soil! You will not be able to leave the place without tasting the many local delicacies.
The restaurants are open from 12 to 2pm for lunch and from 7.30pm for dinner.
Did you know that Brittany is one of the largest areas in France where vegetables are grown? You will be astounded at the sight of those most appetizing, very typical French markets with the highly renowned Plougastel-strawberries in June, or, a little later in the summer, the famous artichoke-variety “Camus de Bretagne”.
Taste the very special Cancale-oysters on a restaurant terrace or at a stand along the waterfront with a view onto the bay of Mont Saint Michel!
Top starred restaurants offer langoustines (a smaller type of lobster), scallops and, of course, the classical “Homard à l’armoricaine”.
Another high quality sea product is the salt from Guerande salt ponds, which is extremely valued by the greatest master chefs.
A particular delicacy is the meat of the salt-marsh-grown lambs, whose flavor comes from the tasteful grass they eat on Mont Saint Michel Bay’s marshes or on Ouessant Island.
At lunch or dinner in a crêperie, start with a ‘galette’, a savory thin buckwheat pancake filled with ham, egg and cheese, called ‘The Complete’. For dessert, go for a crêpe filled with chocolate, whipped cream and almonds…. And don’t forget to wash the whole down with cider, another typical Breton must! And if, by chance, you turn out to have a sweet tooth, try the best known Breton cake: the “Kouign-Amann”, a slowly-baked, crusty and flaky cake made of dough, butter and sugar.
Most of our Brittany Tours include breakfast and dinner in our favorite restaurants, but we leave the choice to your driver guide for personal recommendations and lead you to his preferred places to better answer your sudden cravings.
Situated in north-western France, Normandy is the place of key-events in Europe’s history. Admire the Bayeux tapestry telling the story of William the Conqueror, walk on the sand of the D-day landing beaches of Omaha, Utah,…
Indeed, the most beautiful French castlesare the Loire Valley’s reputation and for many visitors, Chambord, Chenonceau, Azay le Rideau are reason enough to discover this fabulous area. You are right, but there are many others to make you live a unique experience.