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Top reasons to come to Brittany this winter

We come here in summer, to enjoy the sea in all its forms. And then it's all over until next June? Well, no, Brittany is best appreciated outside the summer months. I've put together a list of the 10 best reasons to visit the Bay of Quiberon in winter:

1 - Be amazed by the seascapes

Winter light is unrivalled for sublimating landscapes

In January, the low-angled sun accentuates the outlook.

With a beautiful slate-gray cloud, watch out, the storm's not far off. It's time to don a windbreaker, a fluffy scarf and head for the Presqu'île de Quiberon, my favorite spot at the moment.

It's not snowing on the road, it's just foam day!

And then, as if the sea had turned to milk

And this wind, which makes our cheeks rosy and revives our whole being

In the same place, the perception is quite different from one day to the next.

2- Put on your shoes (and coat) for a hike

Set off on an adventure along the GR34 and discover all the facets of the Breton customs trail on the Morbihan side.

The landscapes are as varied as the Gulf of Morbihan, Quiberon Bay, the Ria d'Etel and the Gâvres-Quiberon dune belt...

In the Auray region alone, you'll have no trouble finding a trail that combines heritage and history, land and sea.

3- Treat yourself to a session on the longe-côte at Carnac

With a former French champion instructor, come and discover this aquatic activity combining movement and muscle toning exercises, at Sports-Nature in Carnac.

This activity is very complete, generates healthy fatigue, provides general well-being and boosts your self-confidence.

Suits, boots and gloves are also available for hire.

longe-côte carnac

4- Take a walk in the forest with your family

Reconnect with yourself by immersing yourself in the forest.

It's the ideal place to disconnect from everyday life, and let your imagination wander at the mercy of the wind and the light...

Can you feel your feet sinking into the moss, and the smell of humus filling your nostrils?

Let the kids venture into the undergrowth to gather pine cones, large and small, moss, ferns - everything you need for a creative workshop on the way back.

5- Meet local producers

Take advantage of this break to visit local markets and ask producers about their work. It will be easier for them to give you time to talk about their core business, their passion.

Visit a cider house, open the store door and follow the steps to obtain the effervescent golden beverage.

winter vegetables at the market

6- Take a marine trace element cure

From the Bay of Quiberon to the Ria d'Etel, via the Auray River, our rich terroir gives each oyster basin its own distinct characteristics, from low iodine to high iodine, from seaweed flavors to complex, subtle aromas...

The best advice I can give you is to test each location.

You can also visit some of our oyster farms to learn more about their work, and sample their products at the end of the tour.

oyster platter

7- Savour your gourmet break

What could be nicer than sipping hot chocolate in front of a roaring fire after an invigorating walk in the fresh air?

Accompanied by a Breton sweet: kouign aman, sweet crepes, Breton shortbread, even a slice of gingerbread. Miam

8- Schedule a treatment at the Quiberon thalasso or a wellness break at the gîte

Taking time for yourself during your stay is just the right thing.

You can either visit a thalassotherapy center in Quiberon or Carnac, or ask Nathalie, an external service provider, to give you a wellness massage in your gîte. A foot reflexology session with Gwénaëlle, a qualified reflexologist, can also be arranged at the gîte.

9- For a romantic weekend

Whether it's for Valentine's Day, or any other winter weekend, Brittany lends itself perfectly to a getaway for two.

Our gîtes are located less than 5 kilometers from the magnificent Kerhillio beach, perfect for a hand-in-hand stroll or a sunset.

In the peace and quiet of a Breton hamlet, enjoy a relaxing break for two, or a romantic dinner.

10- For cocooning vacations

Take each of the above ingredients, and combine them with an evening by the fireside when you return from your seaside jaunt.

Whether as a family, with friends, as a couple, or with your pets, our gîtes are the ideal place for a peaceful, comfortable and relaxing vacation in Brittany.