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Brittany Gites and Apartments

Villas and gites to rent in Brittany

There is no other self-catering holiday destination in France that has kept its original character as much as Brittany. This western region of France is still largely untouched by mass tourism and the area has retained much of its rustic charm, which makes it very appealing for self-catering holidays in our holiday rentals in France. Absorb a culture that is over a thousand years old, become captivated by the rugged but beautiful coast and discover a unique region and people from gites in Brittany. Spend your self-catering holidays exploring old churches and Medieval sites authentic Celtic towns, or enjoy activities along the charismatic coastline.

Self-catering gites in Brittany

Self-catering in France by the seaside

Nicknamed the ‘land of the sea’, Brittany is synonymous with beautiful, rugged coastline. By choosing from one of our villas or gites in Brittany by the seaside, you will be able to look forward to creating unforgettable moments in this majestic landscape. This region of strong character and tradition has preserved the natural beauty of its 1820 km of coastline, with beaches of golden sand lapped by the Atlantic waves, providing a diverse range of activities on your French self-catering holidays. Visitors of all ages enjoy exploring this area, so we make sure our range of accommodation suits families, couples and groups of friends.

Landscape and history – Brittany villas

Despite being known and loved for its coastal environment, you can also find numerous meadows, heather fields and forests near our holiday lettings further inland, as well as golden, sandy beaches and infamous cliffs by the sea. Cottages in Ille-et-Vilaine and other areas of Brittany have easy access to historical monuments and beautiful examples of architecture, including old churches, chapels, fortresses and castles, historic cities, numerous megaliths and stone monuments that are reminders of the beginnings of Breton culture. Enjoy all of this, and more, in close proximity to our wide range of French holiday homes located across the region.

Cuisine – self-catering in France

While renting Brittany gites, gourmet lovers grasp the chance to try a vast selection of delicacies. Treats include fresh fish, seafood (oysters, clams, lobsters, crawfish), vegetables and tasty meat – everything comes from local producers and is the basis of the delicious regional cuisine. As with French cuisine in other parts of the country, such as the neighbouring Loire Valley, Brittany is also famed for several regional cheeses, including the affectionately titled ‘Petit Breton’. Enjoy the local food in one of the many local restaurants, or buy some fresh ingredients and cook a meal yourself back at your self-catering accommodation.

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Breton culture

Brittany is no exception to French culture in that the region inherits a rich history of wonderful cuisine, music, art and language. However, its geographical position has also afforded this holiday destination some unique cultural qualities. You may hear a language, for example, that you have never heard before on villa holidays in France. This is 'Breton', which is used by several hundred thousand inhabitants of the region, taught in local schools and even used on the radio. Much of Brittany’s local tradition and language stem from a Celtic culture, which is celebrated during festivals such as the Inter-Celtic Festival of Lorient – making a great day out from French villas nearby.

Climate in Brittany

Because of the mild winters and warm temperatures in summer, our holiday apartments, villas and gites in Brittany are available to rent all-year-round. The beach season in areas such as the varied Côtes-d'Armor starts in May and finishes at the beginning of October. During winter, strong winds are common, but after a refreshing walk you can go home and warm up by the fire of our French cottages. Fortunately, especially to the south of the region, sunshine exceeds 2000 hours per year. This makes holiday lettings by the beach particularly pleasant, but even in cooler climes, a breathtaking view of the Breton coastline from French holiday rentals can be enjoyed by visitors all along the coast.

Cost effective apartments and holiday cottages in Brittany

NOVASOL has thousands of holiday homes in France, including hundreds of great value Brittany gites and apartments. Spend a week enjoying coastal villages, fascinating history and wonderful cuisine during your summer holidays with the family, or perhaps visit for a romantic long weekend. Our accommodation in Brittany is very popular due to the real charm and magic of this unique region. And, with NOVASOL, it doesn't have to cost the earth – browse our French villas and apartments on our website and use our filter feature to find holiday lettings that meet your budget.

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Service – why NOVASOL?

NOVASOL offers a vast range of holiday homes in France. So, whether you are interested in our Corsica villas, our gites in Normandy or our holiday homes on the Cote d'Azur, simply have a look at our website to find your ideal French villa, apartment, gite or even a chateau. With over 50 years' experience in making holidaymakers happy, NOVASOL is well-equipped to give you the self-catering experience you are looking for. Pairing range of product with excellent customer service from local offices in our holiday destinations, you can rest assured your holiday is safe with us!