Do you think you know everything about Brittany?
It’s that north-westernmost area of France with great sandy beaches, seafood – rather like Cornwall with more sun. But there’s much more than meets the eye in this diverse region.
It’s made up of five departments that range across from the wild, rugged landscape of Finistere in the west to the popular citadel of St Malo, the popular seaside resort of Dinard, the medieval town of Dinan and the characterful Combourg is worth a closer look. The area towards the regional capital of Rennes that is better connected (you can be in Paris two hours) with great international schools and a university. Across the region there is a fantastic cuisine, from the savoury crepes (or galettes) to the famed oysters from Cancale, and let’s not forget Breton cider. Property varies according to coast and transport access but renovation projects start from €30,000, holiday homes from €100,000, family homes from €200,000 and good business opportunities for less than €1m. Here are three to whet your appetite…
We can’t believe this beautiful Morhiban Manoir at the end of its own drive is less than £300,000.
This beautiful mill house on its own carp lake would be quite a catch.
Close to Dinan, this is a well-presented home that will pay its way with separate gite.