13 days in Brittany & Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer Itinerary

13 days in Brittany & Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer Itinerary

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13 days in Brittany & Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer Itinerary

Start: Athens
+2
Subway + Fly + Drive:  5 h 45 min
1
Vannes
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Brest
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Perros-Guirec
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Saint-Malo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Athens

2
nights
Vannes

Vannes ©
Founded over 2,000 years ago, Vannes is a vacation harbor town with beaches, shopping, museums, and gardens, as well as interesting medieval city gates and timber-framed houses scattered throughout its Old Town.
Relax by the water at Plage de la Mine d'Or and Conleau Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Cathedrale Saint Pierre and Porte Saint-Vincent. Change things up with these side-trips from Vannes: Village de Kerhinet (in Saint-Lyphard), (Mégalithes) Menhirs De Monteneuf (in Monteneuf) and Chapelle Saint-Colomban (in Carnac). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Place Henri IV and don't miss a visit to Centre Historique de Vannes.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Vannes journey builder tool.

Athens, Greece to Vannes is an approximately 6- hour combination of subway, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Athens in May: high temperatures in Vannes hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Brest.

Things to do in Vannes

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Village de Kerhinet, (Mégalithes) Menhirs De Monteneuf, Chapelle Saint-Colomban, Plage de la Mine d'Or
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Plage de la Mine d'Or ©
Plage de la Mine d'Or
Village de Kerhinet
Village de Kerhinet
(Mégalithes) Menhirs De Monteneuf ©
(Mégalithes) Menhirs De Monteneuf

3
nights
Brest

Brest ©
Brest is a city in the Finistère département in Brittany. Your inner history buff will appreciate Enclos Paroissial de Guimiliau and Enclos paroissial de Lampaul-Guimiliau. Family-friendly places like Ile vierge and Plage du Goulien will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brest: Maison a Pondalez (in Morlaix) and Site of Meneham (in Kerlouan). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Vallon du stang Alar, visit a coastal fixture at Le Phare du Petit Minou, have some family-friendly fun at Laser Game Brest, and pause for some serene contemplation at Enclos Paroissial de Locmelar.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Brest tour planner.

Traveling by car from Vannes to Brest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Brest

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Crozon, Maison a Pondalez, Enclos Paroissial de Locmelar, Site of Meneham, Enclos paroissial de Lampaul-Guimiliau
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Ile vierge ©
Ile vierge
Site of Meneham ©
Site of Meneham
Enclos paroissial de Lampaul-Guimiliau ©

2
nights
Perros-Guirec

Perros-Guirec
Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Sentier de L'ile Renote, then look for all kinds of wild species at Station LPO de l'Ile Grande, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h, and finally enjoy the sights with a stroll at Sentier des douaniers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): don't miss a visit to La Chapelle Saint Gonery, step into the grandiose world of Le chateau De la Roche jagu, contemplate the long history of Plage Bonaparte, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Palus, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Notre-Dame du Yaudet.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Perros-Guirec route planner.

Getting from Brest to Perros-Guirec by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Perros-Guirec can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Plouha, Station LPO de l'Ile Grande, Le chateau De la Roche jagu, Sentier de L'ile Renote, Chapelle Notre-Dame du Yaudet
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Sentier de L'ile Renote
Sentier de L'ile Renote
Plage Bonaparte ©
Plage Bonaparte
Le chateau De la Roche jagu ©
Le chateau De la Roche jagu

2
nights
Saint-Malo

Saint-Malo ©
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Phare du Cap Fréhel, then explore the striking landscape at Pointe du Decolle, then get to know the fascinating history of Chemin de Ronde, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Samson. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at GR 34 and then kick back and relax at Plage du Sillon.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Malo route planner.

You can drive from Perros-Guirec to Saint-Malo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cathedrale Saint-Samson, Chemin de Ronde, Phare du Cap Fréhel, Pointe du Decolle
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Phare du Cap Fréhel ©
Phare du Cap Fréhel
Plage du Sillon ©
Plage du Sillon
Pointe du Decolle ©
Pointe du Decolle

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nights
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer ©
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. You've now added Omaha Beach to your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Le Havre de Portbail and Plage de Barneville.. Visit Pointe du Hoc and German War Cemetery for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Omaha Beach Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Les Braves, witness the site of a historic battle at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, and relax in the rural setting at Ferme de la Sapiniere.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Saint-Malo to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

German War Cemetery, Plage de Barneville., Church of Angoville-Au-Plain, Pointe du Hoc, Église Notre-Dame de Sainte-Marie-du-Mont
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Omaha Beach Memorial Museum ©
Omaha Beach Memorial Museum
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc

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