If you want to surprise your partner with a romantic weekend away, Brittany is the perfect place. Whether it’s your anniversary or you just want to keep the spark alive with a spontaneous trip, France is the ideal destination.
Situated in the northwest of France, Brittany is one of the colder areas of France. Unlike, Nice and Cannes in the South of the country, this seaside region is more like the UK, in terms of the weather. However, don’t let this put you off. As with it’s rugged coastline, cobbled seaport towns, and delicious food, Brittany is a beautiful place.
The intimate eateries, beach walks, and idyllic towns are what make it perfect for a romantic getaway. To plan an amazing weekend away for you and your partner, here’s what you need to do:
Go off the beaten track
Instead of staying in one of the busy towns, consider staying in one of the villages of Brittany. For a romantic break, getting away from the hustle and bustle of city life, as well as the main tourist destinations is ideal.
If your partner would love spending a couple of nights in a luxurious cottage, situated in the heart of a beautiful old village. Surrounded by cobbled streets, eateries and charming pubs, then staying somewhere off the beaten track is ideal.
Explore the beaches
There’s nothing more romantic than taking a stroll along a beautiful beach, walking along hand in hand. Luckily, Brittany is home to some of North France’s most stunning beaches. So wherever you stay, you should only be a short walk, or drive, from a beautiful sandy beach.
There are lots of beaches to choose from – where you go will depend on the village that you’re staying in. However, these are some of the best: beaches: Cancale – famous for it’s oysters and stunning views. Saint Malo – a beautifully long sandy beach. Erquy – a combination of 10 sandy beaches, many of which are easy to access.
Go for a romantic meal
Like the rest of France, Brittany has some fantastic food and drink to choose from. As well as a range of traditional foods, this coastal region is also famed for its seafood dishes.
If your partner is a seafood lover, they’ll be crazy about the food in Brittany. From oysters and mussels to fish soups and stews, there is an abundance of seafood here. However, If seafood isn’t their thing, there’s no need to worry, as there are also lots of other dishes on offer. Brittany is also famous for its amazing sweet and savoury pancakes – a must try while in France.
One of the best things about visiting Brittany is the fact that there are plenty of attractions to visit. As well as lots of beaches to explore, Brittany is also home to various attractions. Such as the Fort-la-Latte and Treguier Cathedral, as well as zoos, aquariums and parks. So whatever you enjoy doing, there should be something that interests you.
Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary or just want to show your partner how much you care, a romantic weekend away is a fantastic idea.