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Travel diary: Brittany in a motorhome

Going on an adventure to discover Brittany aboard a motorhome is the promise of a trip in complete freedom, without constraints, with a little scent of mystery. We never really expect the landscape the road has in store for us, the setting sun that awaits us on the horizon ... We know just one thing, Brittany is a magnificent region ideal to visit in a motorhome.

On the road for 4 years, Ilana, influencer, makes you discover the beautiful landscapes of Brittany in a motorhome. Discover this sublime region through the eyes of Ilana and her dog eyes Lou and Ova. From Mont St-Michel to Crozon via Cap Frehel, Plouha, the pink granite coast and Finistère, she shows us Brittany from all these settings. Leaving in a motorhome for the first time, she shares her testimony with us: "At first, I was a little afraid to drive such a big vehicle, and in the end I loved it! The van was so practical and pleasant to drive, and in addition I had no trouble finding spots for the nights, it was really a great experience! I had everything at hand, the comfort was at the max. You have all your comforts with you, like a little house on wheels."

To find out more about the adventures of Ilana and her two dogs Lou and Ova, find the highlights of her road trip on her YouTube channel, or via her Instagram stories on the front page " Bretagne ". These images will certainly awaken your soul as a traveler in search of freedom and wide open spaces.

     

      

And if, like Ilana, you are traveling with your 4-legged friend, find all our tips for traveling in a motorhome with your dog: at Avis Car-Aw ay we love them and they are welcome on board!

Motorhome road-trip in Brittany, day 1: Morbihan

Your motorhome road trip begins in the south of Brittany. Morbihan is a part of the region which has many natural riches that are easy to explore thanks to the rental of your motorhome. On the program for the day, a good bowl of fresh air. Go to Carnac, one of the largest prehistoric sites in the world, to discover the astonishing and enigmatic menhirs, dolmens and megaliths. This protected site listed as historical monuments is a real curiosity not to be missed in the region. In summer, you can also take the opportunity to swim along the superb sandy beaches of Saint-Colomban and Ty Bihan.

Morbihan also has a little gem that should not be missed during your motorhome road trip in Brittany: Belle-île-en-Mer conceals landscapes worthy of postcards. It is best to get out of the motorhome to rent a bike and walk along the sea in search of the Port Coton needles. You can then catch your breath at the port of Sauzon in front of a good pancake.

Motorhome road trip in Brittany, day 2: the Plougastel peninsula

Head south of Brest to meet Plougastel, a charming peninsula between Aulne and Elorn. With its 160 hamlets, small ports and chapels, Plougastel is an absolutely picturesque place. Park your camper van at the entrance to Plougastel-Daoulas or in a parking lot with locals in Logonna-Daoulas (see the Homecamper website) and admire its city center. Near the church, you will find one of the most beautiful crosses in Brittany dating from 1604. Daoulas Abbey is also worth a stop to discover its abbey and its 12th century Romanesque cloister. Traveling around Plougastel in a motorhome is also going to the land of strawberries. Who does not know the famous Plougastel strawberry? The Strawberry Museum is also ideal for learning all about the cultivation and export of the fruit from its establishment on the peninsula. The whole history of Plougastel is also told through costumes, furniture, the architecture of the city and the cultures that have left their mark on the territory.

Motorhome road trip in Brittany, day 3: the Emerald Coast

On the program for your third day of visit, the Emerald Coast in a motorhome! Many points of interest line the route of this region whose name derives from the color of its water. Especially since there are many service areas where parking is available in the area. With their little cobbled streets and half-timbered facades, Saint-Malo, Dinard and Cancale are towns that you should take the time to explore on foot while getting lost in the maze of old quarters. Also admire the beautiful facades of the houses of Saint-Malo by the sea, before discovering the Château de Saint-Malo, a fortress that houses the town's history museum. In Dinard, you can take the circuit of the superb aristocratic villas from the end of the 19th century to see the architecture of the seaside resort of the time. And in Cancale, you will end your road trip in a motorhome in Brittany by ascending to the Pointe du Groin to observe the horizon, dolphins and birds before tasting oysters in the port.

            

            

To get a good night's sleep and recharge your batteries, park your motorhome in one of the two parking lots with locals in Cancale listed by the Homecamper site.

To organize your road trip to Brittany, find your Avis Car-Away agency near you!