This wonderful maritime region is steeped in history and legend, from the earliest settlers of the Neolithic period, whose ancient Menhirs and Dolmens are still visible today, through the Arthurian tales of knights and chivalry, to the Renaissance Dukes of Brittany whose manor houses and Chateaux can be visited today.
Property for sale in Brittany is plentiful and one of our more popular regions for people looking to buy a house in France.
The abiding image of Brittany for many is its quaint fishing ports and rugged coast line. It is the western most point in France, stretching out into the Atlantic with old maritime fortresses and light houses dotting the coastline.
The Brittany region consists of 4 departments:
Accessibility is part of the appeal of this glorious region for British house hunters looking for nice property for sale, with ferry ports at Roscoff and Saint Malo, and airports at Dinard, Rennes, Nantes and Brest.
Seafood and fish are very much the ‘catch of the day’ in most restaurants, with eye catching, mouth watering seafood platters tempting your palette. Alternatively why not visit one of the many creperies for a savoury galette or sweet crepe?
It goes without saying that any activity based around the sea such as fishing, surfing or sea kayaking is bound to be popular. But for those of a less energetic disposition the medieval chateaux, charming towns and markets offer more relaxed diversions. Don’t forget also to take in a themed walk or two based around the ancient myths and legends of this intriguing area, or even en evening of traditional Breton pipe music!
Styles of property for sale vary throughout the area, from traditional granite houses, pretty coastal cottages and ‘Neo Breton’ modern properties. Properties on the coast understandable attract a high premium, but just move inland and there are still some amazing bargains to be had in the French property market.
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