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Three ideas for a green escapade in Brittany

Our eco-responsible ideas to align values and enjoyment

In recent months, many of us have felt the need for a behavioural make-over. To try out a more responsible lifestyle. To start this full-scale adventure, set off to Brittany for a holiday where you can put your reinvented values to use. Here are three lovely ways to go green in protected sites.

In the blink of an eye

1. Urban and sea mix

From Quimper to Bénodet

You’ve got two days? Ideal for a little tour at the southern tip of Brittany. In Quimper, contemporary art unfolds in the urban landscape and in the museum – the Fine Arts museum is a haven of peace. When it’s time for a rest, head to Kafeenn, a coffee shop where everything is organic and local… Then, take the coach from the train station to Bénodet for a breath of sea air! Bénodet has a protected bay and wonderful beaches. To sleep, brunch, eat organic, veggie and seasonal food, it all takes place at “46”, Carole and Pierre’s place. A cosy atmosphere id guaranteed in their three eco-responsible guest rooms: Ozonated water, house to privatise – the environment and your health are taken care of generously here.

At 46

2. Cycling on a large labelled site

Cap d’Erquy-Cap Fréhel

Even the most indifferent people will be blown away. By what? By the view that unfolds on this part of the Armorica coast. You’ll have the trail to yourself, 70 metres above the sea. Breathe in and enjoy the view of the pink sandstone cliffs, the fine sand, the gorse and heather moors. All the senses are on high alert in this protected and colourful natural site. European shags, beaches and legendary castle walls punctuate the route to your base camp, Hôtel de Diane: the perfect combination between authenticity and ultra-contemporary décor, with ecological excellence guaranteed – right to the plate, which spotlights seafood. A natural well-being break to ground you again.

Hôtel de Diane

3. Large spaces and city treasures

On the Emerald Coast

Backpackers and those who travel without cars can set up base at Edd Hostel, in Dol-de-Bretagne. This hostel is open to eco-mobility. Here, you can enjoy the garden, antique furniture, coffee and Wi-Fi as you please. After dropping off your luggage, take a walk around the city before escaping to one of the most beautiful cities in northern Brittany. A short bike ride will take you to Cancale. A 15-minute train journey and the ramparts of Saint-Malo await you, facing the sea. Enjoy the architectural gems, ports and sunny terraces… Feeling peckish? In DinanD’ici Delà serves jars of organic food, to dine in or to take-away to your cosy little nest . Smiles, a short circuit and freedom are the ingredients for a happy stay in Brittany!

Edd Hostel

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