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Top 5 ideal destinations for family vacations in Brittany

Looking for the perfect place to stay with your tribe? Discover 5 ideal destinations for a family vacation in Brittany!

Published on 31 May 2022

What about taking your whole tribe to discover Armorican Brittany? No need to wait for the wind to blow across the plains! For a stay between land and sea, nature and culture, adventure and sport, head for the Pink Granite Coast in the Côtes d’Armor.

From Trégastel to Lannion, via Penvénan, the region and its many activities will put parents and children in agreement. So, follow us, we take you to discover 5 ideal destinations for a family vacation in Brittany!


Meet the marine animals

On land, in the air or in the water, the Pink Granite Coast is also a popular vacation spot for animals. Did you want the kids to make new friends on that family vacation in Brittany? In Trégastel, their buddies will be feathered and scaled!”

The first ones, it is around the nature reserve of the Archipel des 7 îles that they will meet them. Departing from the port of Trégastel, embark with your entire crew for the first stage of this sea journey: the island of Rouzic.

Once the anchor is dropped, the islanders, a colony of Northern Gannets, welcome you with shouts and songs. Then they are quickly joined by puffins, crested cormorants, sea gulls as well as little penguins. After having met many birds and exchanged a few words, it was time to set sail again to the Ile aux moines. Here, grey seals sunbathe in the Breton sun on the rocks that litter the island’s surroundings. A small detour to the lighthouse and then to the Vauban fort and the return to the continent awaits you! As you sail towards the port of Trégastel, a school of dolphin comes to greet you and thank you for your visit.

After this walk rich in encounters, the children will certainly want to continue to create new friendships. We therefore advise you to push the doors of the Marine Aquarium of Trégastel, a must visit during a family vacation in Brittany.

Inside, seahorses, dogfish, conger eels, lobsters and rays are your guides for the day. One thing is for sure, children will be delighted to be able to approach and touch these emblematic species of the Breton coastline.

Now that the little ones have made new friends, you can allow some time for yourself! For that, head to the Forum de Trégastel, an aquatic center where you can swim in heated seawater, get massaged by jacuzzis and laze around in a hammam. Invigorated by the seawater pool, take the paths of the Renote peninsula for a romantic stroll. And yes, you have to think about you too, these vacations in Brittany are for the whole family, not just the kids!


Learning to Sail

Before the big departure for a family vacation in Brittany, it’s as important to brush up on sailing gears as it is to pack your suitcase and passport! Take advantage of the drive to the Pink Granite Coast to brush up on wind and sea knots and once you arrive, you’ll be ready to sail! For this stay against the current, we advise you to drop anchor in Penvénan between Port Blanc and Bugélès. On the program for your vacation: windsurfing, stand-up paddle, sea kayaking, catamaran… Activities that will, without a doubt, give the children a taste for the sea!

Start gradually, from the first day, go for a small invigorating ride on a stand-up paddle. To the rhythm of your paddle strokes, go along the beaches and discover small hidden coves. Have you found the place? You can come back the next day on a sea kayak or a catamaran. On board an old sailing boat, you can even go as far as the 7 islands archipelago. At the end of these family vacations in Brittany, by dint of sailing and splitting the waves, you will all be able to pass for captain for a day!

In between your initiations to water sports in the Port-Blanc club, you should not forget to spend festive moments with the children! It’s a good time in July, the Buguélès festival offers two nights of concerts to dance, sing and recover from your days at sea. Music and water sports, yes, your family vacations in Brittany are going to be rhythmic!

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Living an adventure with the kids

If you have a few adventurers in your tribe who are always looking for adrenaline, Trébeurden is the seaside resort where to put down your suitcases for a family vacation in Brittany. During your stay on this commune of the Pink Granite Coast, get ready to jump, run, climb between beaches and menhirs and especially have fun with the kids!”

For a smooth start, and begin the adventure, you will need some relaxing moments with the kids like a family picnic on the Milliau Island. You’ll wait for the tide to give way to the sandbanks for this playground where the only inhabitants wear long ears (korrigans or rabbits?). On the beach, on the paths or with your feet in the water, during this visit you will be able to allow yourself a moment of rest.

Then, to continue the adventure, go to the Parc du Radôme, in Pleumeur-Bodou. In the heart of the moorland landscapes, typical of Brittany, this park offers you to cross three universes: a Gallic village, the telecoms city and the planetarium. Everything starts with an immersion in Gaul where many games, attractions and shows await the whole family. After this little historical journey, take the children to discover the world of digital technologies. Exhibitions, games, shows… After that, they’ll all want to become engineers!

If your little adventurers are used to having their heads in the moon, so much the better, the last visit of the Radome Park will please them! In the planetarium, they’ll be able to touch the stars with their fingers, walk through the Milky Way and think they’re astronauts. Who would have thought that this family vacation in Brittany would turn into a real space trip?

That was a sweet introduction, it’s time to fill up on sensations in the Vivons Perchés adventure park. Here, no question of trembling, you’ll have to be cool to launch yourself into the accrobranches course in the middle of the peaks. Of course, between all these adventures, you can enjoy, with the whole tribe, the evening shows of the Place aux Mômes festival, on Mondays in the summer after returning from the beach.

La Lieue de Grève

Traveling between land and sea

A vacation in Brittany with your family is also an opportunity to go green all together and enjoy nature. In Saint-Michel en Grève, between beach and forest, sea and green mountains, your stay on the Pink Granite Coast will be invigorating! On foot on the Grand Rocher, on a donkey’s back on the beach, on a board between the waves or on a sand yacht, you’ll even have the privilege of choosing your way of discovering the Lieue de Grève.

And if you can’t decide among all these activities, here’s our advice: during your stay, alternate between the land and the sea. In the morning, go for a hike around the Grand Rocher site and then follow up with surfing lessons with the kids. Between these activities, take some time to visit the many historical places of the city such as its 15th century church and its Gallo-Roman remains. Between activities in the water or on land, visiting or relaxing on the beach, your heart is in the right place? Then La Lieue de Grève is the ideal place for your family vacation in Brittany!


Cultivating with your family

Want to use this family vacation in Brittany to pass on your passion for history and the arts? Lannion is the perfect city for this lesson, first chapter: the Château de Tonquédec. This impregnable fortress overlooking the Leguer valley will be a place of adventure for the children. After giving them a taste of life as a knight, take them to the banks of the Léguer River for an introduction to fly fishing. If the fish bite on the line, soon salmon and trout will be at the family table!

For the continuation of this cultural stay, we give you an appointment in the art cinema Les Baladins, of Lannion. Adventure film, animation or comedy, there is something for everyone! Finally, because you shouldn’t forget to exercise, you can count on the bowling and laser game as well as the Base Sports Nature for a river kayak outing or a rafting session on the white water stadium. Culture and nature, here is the perfect recipe for unforgettable family vacations in Brittany!

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