Gîte for Two in Brittany

Explore both inland and coastal France with ease !

For keen gardeners, why not visit some of the other gardens in the area, both amateur and professional, using the 'OPEN GARDENS/JARDINS OUVERTS SCHEME' of which we are members?  The famous 'Parc Floral de Haute Bretagne' is only a few kilometres down the road!

Whilst here, it is easy to explore the many medieval towns of Northern Brittany which are brimming with history:-

The town of Fougères with its large walled castle, its ancient belltower and 'Quartier ancien' ...

The magnificent architecture of Rennes, the capital city of Brittany, which hosts the Parliament Buildings, Opera House and Hotel de Ville...

The cobbled streets of Vitré and Dinan with their charming colombage houses and interesting shops ...


The American Cemetry at St. James is only 10 minutes away and once inside the manicured grounds, one cannot help but be moved by the sight of the thousands of headstones marking the graves of those who gave their lives for us ...


The street markets are always great fun and it is possible to shop for food, searching out those mouthwatering specialities, every day of the week; St. James on Mondays, Dinard on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, St. Hilaire du Harcouet on Wednesdays, Dinan on Thursdays, Fougères on Saturday, and many, many, more ...


Then of course it is not far to the coast :-

 Le Mont St. Michel looms very large. The cobbled, winding paths do become rather crowded in summer but continue to the top and take a step back in time by visiting the monastery - a real sanctuary amidst the hustle and bustle below ...

For oysters and mussels drive further round the coast to Cancale and savour the famous 'plats de mer' of Brittany in the many restaurants along the sea front or buy your own from the market stalls on the sea edge to bring back to cook and eat at your leisure ...

Get away from it all by taking a boat ride to the Islands of Bréhat or Chausey and spend the day wandering the tracks across the isles, enjoying a picnic and watching the wildlife ...

Visit our photogallery to see more...

 

If you are feel like escaping and doing your own thing, why not take advantage of the beautiful countryside with its empty lanes and tour the area on bike?  This doesn't have to be a 'Tour de France' (although St Georges is home to one of its past heros, Albert Bouvet) but we can arrange cycle hire for you by the day or week from the locally based Brittany Borders Bicycling who provide not only bicycles but tandems if you so wish, cycle tours and all the necessary equipment to make your day stressfree.

 


Whether you are feeling energetic or simply want to watch the world go by, this part of Brittany can offer you both ...