|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 5% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||January||Best time to find cheap flights, 9% potential price drop|
|Average price||£74||Average for round-trip flights in May 2022|
|Round-trip from||£227||From London to Brittany|
|One-way from||£8||One-way flight from London to Brittany|
Information is based on travel restrictions from United Kingdom to Brittany
Most visitors from United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Brittany.
COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from United Kingdom must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 hours for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Brittany.
Visitors from United Kingdom are not required to quarantine after entering Brittany.
Travel Certificate - To be filled up by travelers with compelling reason.
HEALTH PASS - A mandatory requirement in health establishments, retirement homes, and establishments for people with disabilities.
Returning to United Kingdom from Brittany
COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Brittany are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering United Kingdom.
Visitors from Brittany are not required to quarantine after entering United Kingdom.
LON - DNR
£28 - £142
9 - 22 °C
18 - 42 mm
Much of Brittany’s history dates back to its Celtic roots. The landscape is littered with ancient and mysterious standing stones and the local language (sadly in danger of dying out) is based on Celtic, more closely resembling Welsh than French. The Celts came from Britain in around the 6th century with their culture, traditions and folklore that still reign supreme in the region today, particularly in the rather arid interior, lending Brittany a touch of mystery and enchantment. Keep your eyes open and you may even imagine you spy a Cornish pixie in the underbrush. The Bretons maintained an independent state until the 16th century in this northwest corner of France, which protrudes into the Atlantic with an irregular coastline featuring inlets, cliffs, offshore islands and stretches of white, sandy beach.
It is the coastline that has made Brittany the most popular summer holiday destination in France, next to the Côte d’Azur, for both French and foreign visitors. The coast is liberally sprinkled with resorts and campsites, always full during the summer season.
On the west coast of France and warmed by the gulf stream, Brittany has a warm, temperate climate. It rains frequently, keeping the countryside green, but sunny days are more common than rainy ones.In summer, Brittany’s temperatures are in the mid-20s (Celsius), yet it never feels scorching hot. Winter temperatures rarely fall below freezing and it rarely snows.
Brittany’s high season is July and August. Second in popularity only to the Côte d’Azur, the Breton coast is the most popular summer resort area in France. Hotels and campsites are filled from mid-June to the end of August.
Festivals and pardons (religious festivals) start in May and run through the summer, with late summer being the most festive time. July 26 is the Ste. Anne d’Auray pardon, and the last Sunday in August is the Ste. Anne la Palud pardon. The Celtic Festival de Cornouaille is held in late July and the Festival Interceltique in early August.
The damp winters attract few visitors; many hotels and resorts are closed during the off season and do not open until Easter.
June, September, and early October are excellent times to visit. There are fewer crowds and the weather is pleasant.
The most popular way to get around Brittany is by bus. There are several bus services, resulting in bus routes to almost every town, even the small villages. Buying books of bus tickets in advance usually gets you a discounted price. Trains are another way around the region, but the bus routes are better.
Bikes and motorcycles are also a popular way to explore Brittany, and bicycles can be rented at most train stations. Driving is also an option in Brittany. The motorways are well-maintained and there is not a single toll road in the region.
To get to the islands, take a ferry or rent a boat. There is regular ferry service to most islands — several ferries a day take visitors to and from Belle Ile.
Nantes Atlantique Airport is the largest airport in the west of France and serves around two million passengers per year.
Comprising a modern L-shaped building, Nantes Atlantique has four halls, with baggage claims and check-in facilities on the ground floor and departure lounges on the upper floor. Halls 1-3 form a line and are connected to Hall 4 via a lobby; glass walls give the airport a spacious, airy atmosphere. The staff is known to be generally friendly and helpful and queues flow easily, but be advised that there isn’t much to entertain yourself with once you pass through security.