The most Western region of France is Brittany. Brittany with its French peninsulas has the oldest land in all of France and has much to offer in terms of culture, gastronomy and nature. With 1700 km of coastline, a day at the sea is never far from the Western France holiday home. Head out to the coastline in northern Brittany. A unique natural phenomenon is that cannot be found anywhere else in Europe is the Côte de Granit Rose, or the pink granite rocks. According to many you will find the most beautiful coastline in Ploumenac'h. Large rocks in the sea and a small chapel that floods with water gives that proposition wind in the sails. Around holiday homes in South West France, the municipality of Carnac in particular, traces of the Celts can be found in the landscape: menhir fields and megaliths. Not only visual traces, but also audible are found in Brittany. As the only region in Europe, a derivative of Celtic is spoken here: Breton. It is a bit more modern in Rennes, the capital of the region. With its universities and students, there is always movement in and around the many cafés, theaters and concert places that the metropolis has. Stroll along the cobblestone streets of the historic city center and visit one of the fifty studios in the city.
The valley of the Loire River located between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes-sur-Loire is an excellent location to visit from your holiday home in Western France. The region is of inestimable landscape and cultural value given the large number of castles, abbeys and monasteries to visit. This valley was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2000. You can visit the best preserved abbey in the world in Fontevraud-l'Abbayemet. For centuries women of noble descent were at the head of this. Furthermore, the Loire Valley has historic villages and towns such as Tours and Nantes. Tours served as the capital of France until the sixteenth century and for a long time was an important player in the silk industry. Take a seat on a terrace on the Place Plumereau, enjoy a wine accompanied by the local cheese Sainte-Maurice. And that in a setting where wooden houses frame the cozy square. West of Tours and the abbey lies the administrative capital of Pays de La Loire: Nantes. The city had a boom in 1750 - 1800 when many rich traders and shipowners settled here. Did you know that on an island in the middle of Nantes is the birthplace of the exciting youth book writer Jules Verne? Typical on the island is the grandeur of the old houses of rich traders and shipowners who settled there in the heyday after 1750.
Away from the bustle of a city? Escape to the Vendée. The Parc Naturel du Marais-de-Poitevin nature reserve is home to a large marsh area, labeled as a Grand Site in France and ideal for a family trip. Take a boat trip, or follow the many hiking trails in the swamp and be surprised by the varied flora and fauna. Did you know that this area is also called the Green Venice? With all that water you would almost think that it rains a lot. Nothing could be further from the truth, as with 2200 hours of sunshine, the Vendée is only preceded by Provence in terms of the sunniest destinations in France.
Eastern of Bordeaux and the river Gironde is a popular holiday destination in Nouvelle-Aquitaine: the Dordogne. The Périgord Limousin Natural Park is ideal for taking walks and discovering the castles in the landscape. The region also offers great day trips. Discover the medieval village of Belvès with its special cave dwellings under the central market square. Or the imposing gardens of Marqueyssac. And those who have not yet visited the Lascaux caves with the cathedral can do so from their holiday home in western France in the Dordogne.
Living like a god in a holiday home in South West France? Good food and wine should not be missing. Celebrating a wonderful holiday around Bordeaux guarantees a delicious glass of wine with your meal. Discover the products that make the region so famous during the day at one of the many winegrowers. Light the barbecue of your holiday home in the evening to sound like a real pink limousin steak with a delicious glass of Bordeaux on a successful holiday.