Northern Brittany

From sandy beaches to craggy granite shorelines, the North Coast of France has always got some new and interesting view just around the corner.
Northern Brittany

From sandy beaches to craggy granite shorelines, the North Coast of France has always got some new and interesting view just around the corner. Pretty anchorages nestle next to busy harbour towns and winding rivers disappear deep into the countryside. The Bretons know their traditional boats too, so everywhere we go Amelie Rose is welcomed with open arms. The Bretons also really know how to put on a great festival. There’s generally at least one big one running each year, and they are an experience not to missed. At the heart of their excellence lies the organisers’ view that the boats and crews are the stars of the show and so we are always treated like royalty, with fantastic Breton food and drink often laid on for free.

From St Malo in the East to Douarnenez in the South West the North Brittany coastline is a spectacular granite rockery (pink in some places), interspersed with beaches and vistas of green hills rolling down to the sea. Studded along this natural beauty are some of the Channel’s most welcoming harbours. Our favourites include the ancient walled harbour town of St Malo, the stunning Baie de Morlaix and the home of one of our favourite French Festivals, Douarnenez.

What makes cruising this coastline even better is the chance to immerse ourselves in the wonderful Breton culture. The language, food and drink are all uniquely Breton and no trip is ever complete without sampling the lovely local cider (says Nick). Added to this we often get the chance to pop into our other cruising favourite the Channel Islands either on the way there or back so it really is the recipe for a perfect cruise.

Adventures to Northern Brittany

AR22-12 Douarnenez Festival 2022

AR22-12 Douarnenez Festival 2022
Join us for the 2022 edition of the spectacular Fetes Maritime in Douarnenez - the original Breton Traditional Boat Festival
Find out more >
Join:
9 July 2022, 1900hrs, Falmouth
Leave:
23 July 2022, 1100hrs, Falmouth
Duration:
14 days
Price:
£1,550 per person
Status:
Full

What people say…

  • Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed last week on Amelie Rose. Of course the weather helped, but the whole experience was great, - the sailing, Douarnenez, the company and, of course, the food,  - many thanks!

    Christine West

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