The Ploumanach Lighthouse, Brittany
A wild coastline, deep forests and ancient calvaries make up the magic of Brittany where there is property for all tastes and budgets. Whether it be modern houses in granite or 'Neo breton' style properties, country houses with views of the sea or of the Monts d'Arrée, you have so much choice. One thing is certain: property in Brittany, where time seems to have stopped, makes you feel like living there. And the icing on the cake is that the road network is free! A house for sale in Brittany is the guarantee of magnificent landscapes, in a region which is loaded with history.
A splendid coastline where the quickly shifting light can astonish and inland areas which offer a good lifestyle, really reflect the charm of Côtes-d'Armor. Life here is peaceful and, thanks to its free road network, nothing is far away. The towns, all human in size, offer splendid architecture from the medieval to the Renaissance period, as in Tréguier, Guingamp or Dinan to mention a few. Property for sale in Côtes-d'Armor is for all budgets. Houses are mostly in granite, but country houses and neo Breton style houses are also part of the landscape. You have plenty of choice to find the house of your dreams: a view of the rocks in Plougrescant, or on the tree-lined banks of the Trieux.
Tégor, Côtes d'Armor, Brittany
From the bay of Morlaix to the bay of Concarneau, 1.5 kilometers of exceptional coastline surround Finistère. From there, capes, bays, peninsulas and archipelagos stretch out as far as the eye can see. As far as charm goes, the inland areas are not to be outdone. The Monts d'Arrée and the granite from Huelgoat are the heart of Brittany where strong traditions, religion and legends live side by side. Property in Finistère remain affordable even if houses for sale on the coast are more expensive than in the back country. So you have the choice: buy a fisherman's house in Camaret, an apartment in a street in Quimper old town, or an old building to renovate near the forest of Huelgoat, home of the Arthurian legends.
Morbihan is really the Riviera of Brittany, with a warm micro-climate around Vannes, and long sandy beaches and many protected islands. It is a department with a rich historical heritage with the megalithic stonework of Carnac and the legends of King Arthur. A lot of festivals take place every year there, including the Lorient Interceltic Festival. If some houses for sale on the gulf or around the Quiberon peninsular can be pricy, as a general rule, property in Morbihan is affordable. So, do you want to buy an apartment in Vannes, a small house on the Isle of Hoëdic, or an old barn to renovate around the lovely medieval town of Pontivy?
Gulf of Morbihan, Brittany, France
Ille-et-Vilaine is essentially a rural department with 100 kilometers of splendid coastline, well named the Emerald Coast. Many big state owned forests act like lungs for this quiet department, largely dedicated to livestock and managed by the seasons. This department benefits from an excellent road network and, an extra asset, property in Ille-et-Vilaine is varied. There is property for all tastes and all budgets. If city life attracts you: buying an apartment in Rennes is a good investment. If you prefer picking mushrooms: an old house to renovate near the forest of Paimpont would be ideal. But if you prefer the sea-spray and the cry of seagulls: the pirate city of Saint-Malo is just waiting for you!