When to go
Brittany is in full swing between April and October; in winter, many shops, restaurants and cafés will be closed. Give August a miss if you want to skip the hordes – it’s prime holidaymaker time.
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PlanesAir France (www.airfrance.com) flies from Paris Orly to Nantes, Lorient and Brest. Ryanair (www.ryanair.com) will get you to Brittany (Nantes, Brest and Dinard) from various regional airports in the UK, including Liverpool and Leeds.
BoatsThe Breton ports of Saint-Malo and Roscoff are linked to Portsmouth and Plymouth, courtesy of Brittany Ferries (www.brittanyferries.com).
TrainsTake the Eurostar (www.eurostar.com) to Paris, then connect to Vannes, Lorient, Quimper or Brest; for Rennes, connect at Lille.
AutomobilesThere’s a lot of territory to cover, so pick up a hire car from the port or airport, or roll yours onto a ferry.
TaxisYou can’t flag down taxis, so make sure to book in advance.