Your Brittany gîte will be the perfect base for day trips into the surrounding cities, towns and countryside. You will have lots of interesting destinations to choose from.
Rennes, the capital of the region, has a vibrant art scene with contemporary works scattered through town and has some very impressive museums, such as the Museum of Fine Arts of Rennes. In Carnac, the thousands of neolithic megaliths are a mysterious location worth visiting, while its seaside resort offers relaxing spa treatments at the Thalassotherapy centre.
In Quimper, take time to stroll through the city centre, soaking in the atmosphere of streets filled with timbered buildings, explore the impressive Gothic Cathedral and visit one of the many shops selling traditional Quimper ceramics, which are handmade and hand painted locally for the perfect souvenir.
Of course, by choosing a Brittany holiday cottage, you will find yourself surrounded by sea, as the region is a peninsula and thus there are many superb beaches to choose from. The Emerald coast, surrounding Saint-Malo and stretching through 120km, has many pleasant beaches perfect for swimming, sailing and sunbathing. The town of Perros Guirrec has excellent bathing beaches, spas aplenty and casinos. The perfect combination: relaxing during the day will let you get ready for that added excitement in the evenings.
The famous Mt. St Michel, with its splendid abbey and fortified town sits atop a small mountainous island that is connected to the shore by a causeway. It is quite an interesting place and is surely worth a day trip. It's only around 60km from Rennes or 54km from Saint-Malo, in the neighbouring region of Normandy.