Holiday in Brittany's Beautiful Villages

Are you in search of something different ? off the tracks ? and away from the main holiday destinations ? If the answer is YES, stay in one of Brittany's beautiful and picturesque villages.

Picture yourself in a small yet charming place of small cottages, half-timbered houses, narrow cobled streets, colourful geraniums at every window, peaceful quarters yet not isolated, small cafés and local restaurants. If this sounds like your type of place, read on. You are about to find your perfect location on this page !

Brittany has officially classified its most attractive villages with the label "Petites Cités de Caractères". We are currently working on this page and we will be adding more information shortly.

Villages in Northern Brittany

  • Bécherel
  • Châteaugiron
  • Châtelaudren
  • Combourg, a very well presevered castle, well worth a visit
  • Guerlesquin
  • Josselin, impressive medieval castle
  • Jugon-les-lacs
  • La Roche Derrien
  • Léhon, a delightful village, 10 minutes drive south of Dinan, very peaceful on the Rance river canal, very attractive and in full blossom in the summer, also renowned for his monastery.
  • Le Faou
  • Lizio
  • Locronan
  • Malestroit
  • Moncontour
  • Pont-Croix
  • Pontrieux
  • Quintin
  • Roscoff
  • Tréguier

Villages in Southern Brittany

Rochefort-en-terre, Morbihan in Brittany France
Rochefort-en-terre, Morbihan
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  • La Roche Bernard, stunning panoramic views of the river
  • Rochefort-en-Terre in Morbihan is a delightful picturesque medieval village that will enchant you with its distinctive wooden carvings, stone buildings and cobbled streets. Winner of "best blossom villages of France" competition, its beautiful old houses dated 16th and 17th centuries are ornamented with colourful geraniums every summer. It is best to visit by foot wondering around to capture its charming atmosphere. You can also visit the Church, Eglise Notre Dame de la Tronchaye, dated back 12th C and the Château, although mainly destroyed during the French revolution, the 12th century fortress has been restored by a rich American benefactor.
  • Piriac-sur-mer, a picturesque small fishing village on the Southern coastline, full of character with narrow streets of fishermen cottages, bustling with old fashioned shops, excellent restaurants and with a weekly summer food market among the best ones on the south coast.


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