Finistere on Brittany's west coast is a fascinating holiday destination. Rent a cottage and explore the nature and history on your doorstep from the many sandy beaches to the historic towns and more modern attractions like the famous Oceanopolis aquarium at Brest.
It's also worth taking a day trip to one of the islands that dot the coastline. Ile de Batz is a 15 minute boat trip from Roscoff and features an impressive lighthouse and botanical gardens. Or visit the unspoilt Ile d'Ouessant, part of the Armorique nature reserve an hour or so from Brest by boat.
Cottages in Finistere are ideal for those looking for a relaxed holiday experiencing the real rural Brittany. Enjoy local seafood, stroll through quaint towns and villages and wonder at the dramatic coastal scenery – bliss.