Holidays for 0ver 50s
When your time’s your own, to be shared with friends and spent visiting new places, you can put together your own recipe for discovering Brittany at a pace that suits you, with the focus on your own particular interests. Out-of-season getaways, gourmet dining, heritage tours or health and well-being can be your holiday’s key-words.
Get into the swing
Whether you’re a keen golfer or a beginner, Brittany has a tremendous variety of courses to tempt you out for a round. You’ll find around 38 golf courses in total, some by the coast and some inland. Come and perfect your swing at La Fresonnière with rhododendrons all around you, in a wild moorland setting at the Golf de L’Iroise course, or beside the sheer cliffs at Belle-Ile-en-Mer.
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Try Brittany’s gourmet delights
Whether you have a sweet or a savoury tooth, you’ll find that Brittany has plenty of specialities to tempt you. The ‘ Restaurants du Terroir’ and ‘Tables et Saveurs’ networks are the go-to eateries for Armorican cuisine, where you can enjoy favourite traditional recipes brought right up-to-date to suit modern tastes. You’ll soon know all there is to know about fish and seafood, charcuterie, patisserie and confectionery.
Don’t miss our Indian summer
Autumn is an ideal time to see a Brittany in a different light. When the autumn colours are here, the Brittany countryside becomes a truly magical setting, and the weather is very mild. Make the most of this very special time of year to go for walks in the forest or do a spot of bird-watching on the coast.
Visit our Small Towns of Character
Visit our 22 towns that have been awarded the ‘Small Towns of Character’ label, and discover examples of exceptional architecture and a range of high quality shops. Each town has its own special atmosphere. Stroll at your leisure around the historic, narrow, cobbled streets, try the local specialities, and don’t forget to take photos to remind yourselves of these ‘rare pearls’.
Find out more: Les cités d'art de Bretagne (Art towns in Brittany)
Discover the beneficial effects of a spa treatment
Spa treatments are part and parcel of Brittany. The Armorican peninsula was the birthplace of sea-water cures in Brittany, and you can discover all the beneficial effects of this natural resource through a diverse range of treatments, suitable for everybody. Thirteen centres and institutes offering stimulating and relaxing treatments can be found at various beauty-spots along the coast.
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Walk along the Customs Officers’ Path
Put on your walking boots and set off along the GR 34 long-distance footpath, for a walk lasting anywhere from a few hours to a few days. This 2,000 kilometre trail, also called ‘le sentier des douaniers’ (the Customs Officers’ Path), goes along the entire coastline of Brittany. Along the way you’ll pass rock formations, creeks and marinas, and as the daylight changes the sea views are stunning.
Find out more: Randonnée en Bretagne (Walking in Brittany)
Dancing the night away...
The best place to join the party, Brittany-style, is at one our ‘fest-noz’, which translates literally as ‘night-time party’. On these occasions, local customs and folk traditions come together to create a very special atmosphere. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know the steps or get all the movements quite right, just let the music guide you and get into the spirit of the dancing!
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Learn more about contemporary art
Painting, sculpture, photography, ‘land art’... Brittany has attracted and inspired numerous artists over the years, and has become home to a great many unusual art exhibitions. These include ‘L'art dans les chapelles’ (exhibitions and events in a series of chapels along the route), ‘L'art chemin faisant’ (an outdoor art trail) and are a wonderful opportunity to appreciate these new art forms in exceptionally beautiful settings.
Find out more: Contemporary arts