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Walking In Brittany, France

TBD 2022

This is a walking tour! So get your walking shoes ready: our goal will be to hike between 5 and 8 miles a day to discover the richness of the region on foot!

Spend the first three nights at Dinan in the middle of its picturesque medieval district to discover the breathtaking Mont St Michel and the rugged “Cap Frehel”. Then we will stay in the same lovely house for 7 nights and be taken care of by a local housekeeper/chef. From there, we will be exploring the ins and outs of the Golfe du Morbihan, classified as one of the most beautiful bays in the world, in the heart of the regional natural park of the Golfe. Our walks will take us along standing stones, traditional fishing ports, modern marinas and medieval villages. We will sample the famous brittany crêpes and galettes and try mouth watering seafood.

We have enjoyed our small groups so much that we will continue to keep numbers low and personal attention high. This tour is very boutique and will have a maximum of just 7 guests. Book now by emailing

If you would like to book this tour just for your own group of 4-7 friends or family, we can offer a private tour with different dates to suit your travel needs.

NOTE: This tour will NOT be led by Sarah. Tour will be led by our French partner Patrick, who some of you may know from Rick Steves France tours.


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Day One

Overnight: Dinan

Welcome to Brittany

Pickup in Nantes international airport (NTE) or hotel in town. Drive to our hotel in Dinan (Around 2 hrs). Walking tour of the historic district .

Walk: easy

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Day Two

Overnight: Dinan

A walk to Mont St. Michel

This morning we will take a walk along the sea and get to see the Mont St Michel getting bigger in front of our eyes! We will explore the tiny village, visit the abbey established in the 9th century and then drive back to Dinan for a dinner of galettes and crepes

Walk: medium

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Day Three

Overnight: Dinan

Rugged Atlantic coastline

After a short drive in the countryside, we will reach the peninsula of the “Cap Frehel” and walk along its rugged coast. Passing along an impressive 14th century lookout, we will access the lighthouse and overlook the 200 foot high pink and grey sandstone cliff. Tonight will be a dinner on your own in Dinan.

Walk: medium

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Day Four

Overnight: southern Brittany

Exploring along the Rance river

Our morning will be devoted to a charming walk along the Rance river in the neighborhood of Dinan. Lunch will be on your own in Dinan and then we’ll drive around 2 hours to reach our home for the next 7 nights in southern Brittany

Discovery walk of the neighborhood that surrounds our lovely house for the week. First group dinner at the house.

Walk: easy

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Day Five

Overnight: southern Brittany

Standing stones of Carnac

We will walk straight from our front door towards Carnac and discover the largest megalithic alignment in the world. More than 3 000 standing stones on a 2 mile long site have been waiting for you for 7 000 years. After our picnic amongst the stones, we will head back home for a little wander around the port and beaches of La Trinité sur Mer.

Walk : easy

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Day Six

Overnight: southern Brittany

Along the Golfe du Morbihan

We will drive 15mns to reach the little village of Locmariaquer, where we will be discovering some 300 ton broken menhir (standing stones!) and some impressive burial chambers. Then, we will begin our day long walk to follow the coast and have a look at the entrance of the Golfe du Morbihan.

Walk : medium

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Day Seven

Overnight: southern Brittany

Island of Ile-aux-Moines

After another short drive, we will board a 5mn cruise boat to reach the Ile-aux-Moines, an island at the heart of the Golfe du Morbihan. There, we will spend our day walking around and exploring every corner of this tiny island that is abundant with nature, stunning viewpoints and traditional villages.

Walk: medium

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Day Eight

Overnight: southern Brittany

Market day in Vannes

On the morning of Day 8, we will take time to visit the historic city of Vannes and have some free time at the farmer’s market. After a lunch on your own, we will take another short cruise taking us to the start of our afternoon walk along the fringe of the Golfe du Morbihan and back to Vannes.

Walk : medium

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Day Nine

overnight: southern Brittany

Back to school

On day 9 we are going back to school! After an hour long drive to get to Questembert, we will be welcomed by the students of the local high school for a guided visit of the school and you will have some time to exchange with them and ask them anything you would like about the french day to day life. After a lunch in a local workers eaterie, we will discover the stunning medieval village of Rochefort-en-Terre. Rich with stone houses and local boutiques, this will be a great time to buy your souvenirs for home.

Walk: easy

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Day Ten

overnight: southern Brittany

Beautiful Quiberon

Another short drive to get to the peninsula of Quiberon. We will walk along its dramatic and spectacular coast and explore the small town center. Our lunch will be in a small fisherman restaurant, where you will be able to sample some of the best seafood available in Brittany.

Then we’ll head back home for a farewell dinner. Yermat!

Walk: medium

Tour Dates: September 8th – 18th, 2021

Price: $3400 (Air not included). Single Supplement is $500. We welcome singles and can try to pair you with another single to room with, but the single supplement will be required if we can’t.

Tour price includes 10 nights’ accommodation, all breakfasts, 8 dinners and 8 lunches without drinks, every sight listed in itinerary, transportation within the tour and transfer from Nantes, tips and taxes. For the remainder of 2020, you can reserve a spot on this tour without deposit. A non-refundable deposit of $600 will be due in early 2021.

Tour begins and ends in Nantes (France). Closest international airport is Nantes (NTE)

Book now by emailing

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Post Tour Extension

SEP 18th to 22nd – Loire Valley

Price $ 1 360

Staying in a nice hotel around Amboise, we’ll discover some of the most striking chateaux in the area: Chenonceau, Villandry,Clos Lucé. We’ll walk of course but weather permitting we’ll also take a canoe ride. Email for more details on this extension.