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Self catering holiday rental cottages & gites in Finistère, France

Search Rent-in-France for self catering rental cottages, gites and villas in the Finistère area, France. Finistère which comes from the latin name Finis Terrae meaning  end of the earth is a department of France located in Brittany. This department  is sometimes compared with Lands End  but on the opposite side of the English Channel.  Excluding the overseas departments Finistère is the westernmost region of France which streches along the English Channel all the way across to the Atlantic. A holiday rental home in Finistère, France will offer you around 750 miles of wonderful coastline to enjoy during your stay with its number of islands, inlets and bays.

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Finistère is a part of France with a strong historical background with particular attention to King Arthur and his knights and World War Two. There is a large number of medieval towns, chateaus, ancient  megaliths, finistere barns and museums which can be enjoyed during your self catering holiday in Finistère.

There is plenty to entertain your children whilst holidaying in Finistère, France. Brest is home to the huge marine park of Oceanopolis which is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the area. There are also a number of other attractions that will definitely capture the imagination which include the Branfere wildlife park, Planete Sauvage, Parc du Golfe, Parc de Prehistoire and some fantastic paint-balling facilities.  Many of the sporting activities on offer are focused on the sea  where a self catering Finistère holiday rental property will offer you some of the best rowing, surfing, sand yachting, sailing and canoeing that France has to offer. Whether it’s through the palm groves, along the cliff tops, or inland to the medieval mythical forest of Merlin the Magician there is plenty of walking and cycling routes available.

 

Things to do and places to visit in Finistère, France

With their famous magnificent Finistère villas, ancient  stones and historic architecture there are a number of great towns that must be seen when staying in a self catering holiday villa in Finistere - These include the towns of Brest, Crozon, Audierne and Quimper. Your holiday in Finistere, Brittany would not be complete without taking a boat trip to the famous Ile d’Ouessant, an island that makes up part of the Armorique Nature Reserve and is a must for all those nature lovers and cyclists out there.

Brittany Holiday Homes - Find the ideal French holiday home on Rent-in-FranceBrest:  Brest is the largest town in the Finistère. The town was almost destroyed completely during the raids of World War Two and it had to be re-builded. There are still parts of the original city that remain including a 15th century castle and La Place Guerin which some say is a haunt of many musicians, writers and poets.  Brest is an import harbour and naval base due to it’s sheltered location on the western tip of the Breton peninsula.

Crozon: Crozon is situataed on the west coast of Finistère. This French town holds a number of festisval and fetes throughout the year. The festival du Bout du Monde which means The worlds End Festival is the best known, this great musical festival that is held in the summer months attracts visitors from all over europe who come to enjoy the live bands who flock to play at this well known event. There are many local shops and supermarkets for your every day needs which sell local produce such as Camembert cheese and Coquilles de St Jacques (scallops)

Quimper The Capital of the Finistère department, this traditional region has a distinctive Breton feel to it. There are many shops and flags celebrating the regions Celtic heritage which can be found throughout the city. Quimper is a town that has a very rustic feel with a large number of footbridges that cross the rivers that flow through it.  For food and drink lovers, Quimper is home to some of the best crêpes and cider in Brittany. Quimper is home to Les Hivernautes. Unlike most french regions with their summer festivals, this festival is held in the winter months and is one of the main attractions. Accordian players and pipers are often found on street corners in the summer time.

Roscoff:  Roscoff is definitely worth a visit when renting self catering gites in Finistère due to its wonderful sandy beaches, its narrow alleys, the Notre Dame de Croatz church and its 19th century merchants houses. Boat trips are also available to the tiny offshore island, Ile de Batz. Beautiful towns to visit in Finistere, Brittany - Rent in France holiday accommodation to rent

The climate in the Finistère is mild, summers are generally dry and cool which make it ideal for cycling ,walking or just relaxing  in the laid back atmosphere that Finistère has to offer. The winters on the other hand can be rather cold with the average temperatures dropping down to around 5°C.

Holiday rental properties in Finistère, France are very easy to get to. Both RyanAir and Flybe offer budget flights to Finistère, landing at Brest airport (BES). This airport is served by a number of  flights from Birgmingham (BHX) , Southampton (SOU), Luton (LTN) and Edinburgh (EDI).  All types of accommodation in Finistère are within a two hours drive from a number of ferry ports including Cherbourg, Caen, St Malo and Roscoff. Irish Ferries, Condor Ferries and Brittany Ferries all supply travel to Finistère.

 

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Mobile Home in Les Mathes, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

Mobile Home in Les Mathes, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

Weekly Rental: EUR 214 to EUR 1029

6 sleeps

This fully equipped mobile home is located in a fantastic 4 * camping site of Palmyre. It can accommodate up to 6 guests

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Beautiful Charming Cottage in Camaret-sur-Mer, Finistere, Brittany

Beautiful Charming Cottage in Camaret-sur-Mer, Finistere, Brittany

Weekly Rental: GBP to GBP

9 sleeps

This charming cottage is very spacious and accommodating throughout, sleeping up to 9 guests. It is located in Finistere

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Spacious and Comfortable 3 Bedroom Farmhouse in Sarlat, Dordogne - La Ferme

Spacious and Comfortable 3 Bedroom Farmhouse in Sarlat, Dordogne - La Ferme

Weekly Rental: GBP 700 to GBP 1600

6 sleeps

La Ferme is a three bedroom, two bathroom farmhouse full of beams and exposed stone walls, close to Sarlat and in the

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Charming Apartment Located In the Centre of Port Grimaud - Apartment Belina

Charming Apartment Located In the Centre of Port Grimaud - Apartment Belina

Weekly Rental: EUR 1110 to EUR 1350

4 sleeps

This one bedroom apartment is located in the central square of Port Grimaud where the weekly market takes place & a 5

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Delightful Duplex Apartment Overlooking Canals in Place François Spoerry, Port Grimaud - Apartment Madalene

Delightful Duplex Apartment Overlooking Canals in Place François Spoerry, Port Grimaud - Apartment Madalene

Weekly Rental: EUR 855 to EUR 1580

4 sleeps

This south facing bright duplex apartment with large terrace and spectacular views over the canals is located within the

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July Offer 15% off peak season rate

July Offer 15% off peak season rate

Offer Applies 29th June to 20th July 2019; 10% off peak rate.

Chill out by our private pool for week 21 to 28 July or 25 August to 1st September.

Chill out by our private pool for week 21 to 28 July or 25 August to 1st September.

Fabulous farmhouse in a peaceful village with all facilities to make your stay a good one.

Peak season reduction

Peak season reduction

Special Offer - 25th August to 5th Sept 18 reduced to 800 Euros per week - enquire now!

Peaceful stone cottage for 2 from 7 to 21 July or 29 july to 4 August

Peaceful stone cottage for 2 from 7 to 21 July or 29 july to 4 August

Come and chill out in our lovely stone cottage only 3kms from the town of Melrand. Fabulous views over the countryside

Reduction on 2 week Booking

Reduction on 2 week Booking

Farm House with private Pool July 13 to July 27th £150 reduction on the two week booking..

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