PERFECT GETAWAYS IN WESTERN FRANCE

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Sail to Western France for a perfect getaway.

Want to (re) discover Normandy, Brittany or Loire Valley with your clan? Great idea! All these regions are well suited to adults and children alike and packed with fun activities, history and art, gentle countryside and a dramatic coastline – and you can sip local cider while watchingyour kids having fun!

The best bit? It’s all accessible from the comfort of your own car, after a short hop across the Channel with Brittany Ferries. What are we waiting for?

We are more than happy to assist you with potential individual press trips. So if you already have a destination in mind (and a commission 😉 ), feel free to drop us a line at pressoffice.uk@atout-france.fr.

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Own a Breton islandfor a night

Looking for an adventure just like Robinson Crusoe’s story? In Northern Brittany, on the Pink Granite Coast, you can walk to Milliau Island on foot at low tide. When the evening tide comes in, day visitors return to the mainland, leaving you alone on Milliau and its 23 hectares of unspoilt nature. Go swimming, go exploring, or simply unwind on your own island. And when the fun is over, you can snuggle up in the ancient 16th century farmhouse which has been converted in to a friendly gîte! Even better, prices start at 20 euros per person, including one night in one of the 3 gîtes. © Derennes.
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Normandy in lights

It’s that time of year when the sun sets late and temperatures are mild – the perfect weather  or a light show! See the façade of Rouen Cathedral come to life with William the Conqueror and Viking history, or follow a colourful narrative depicting life and freedom, displayed on Bayeux Cathedral and its magnificent Liberty Tree. Venture south to the city of Sées and marvel at the annual light show projected onto its cathedral, a national monument and well worth a visit. For something off the beaten track, visit the Manoir du Courboyer in the Perche Regional Natural Park for a spectacular lightshow telling the heritage of this area,  famous for its Percheron horses. © Patrice Le Bris / OT Bayeux Intercom.
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4A year of celebration in Loire Valley

This family-friendly resort on the Atlantic Coast is celebrating a special birthday this year, with a programme of events every month all the way through till December. If you’re after an adrenaline rush, head to the golden sandy beach and try your hand at windsurfing, sea canoeing, stand-up paddle or sandyachting – or simply rent a beach hut for the day and mess around with a bucket and spade. There’s also a diving school here for kids aged 8 and up.
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5Sail to Western France with Brittany Ferries

The best way to explore Western France is in the comfort of your own car, packed with everything you need. Sail direct to Brittany or Normandy from Poole, Portsmouth or Plymouth with Brittany Ferries – and holiday there or head on down to the Loire Valley or Atlantic Coast. Brittany Ferries’ choice of routes and services make getting to and exploring France so easy. Sail by day or overnight, or go high-speed and arrive in as little as 3 hours. Whatever you choose, you can be assured of great service and sailing direct to Western France save miles of driving too.
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