Our nearest Continental neighbours are just across the Channel in Brittany and our no-hassle weekend break is an ideal opportunity to get to know this pleasant part of France. We say no-hassle because there’s no queueing, no waiting around, your break starts as soon as you board the ship. Everything is taken care of, you just sit back, take in the local scene, relax and make the most of your brief holiday!
We plan a series of breaks which will take in some of the destinations in the Province which we have visited over the past 45 years. The sailing programme is the same for each break unless otherwise indicated. Meet coach on Thursday for the 2045 sailing to Roscoff. On arrival, we proceed leisurely to the hotel where we stay for 2 nights, breakfast and dinner with wine included, all rooms have private facilities. During the Friday and Saturday we’ll be on excursion. On Sunday we drive to Roscoff and then catch the 1500(or 1600) sailing to Plymouth.
A free Reclining seat is provided on the overnight sailing but cabins are available at a supplement. Concarneau Our 3* Hotel de l’Océan overlooks a sandy beach on the Baie de la Forêt. There’s a covered, heated swimming pool and jacuzzi for your indulgence. All rooms have private facilities, breakfast and dinner with wine included. There is a lift.
Friday - We sail for France at at 1315 and we reach Roscoff at 1945. After disembarkation and we are all aboard the coach we’ll set off to Concarneau and arrive too late for dinner at the hotel.
Saturday - After a buffet breakfast we drive to Quimper, the ancient capital of Cornouaille, where it is market day. Stroll amongst the stalls, have some refreshment and absorb the unique atmosphere. There’s plenty of time to visit the impressive cathedral or take a walk by the river. We depart in the late morning and make a shopping / lunch halt at the Carrefour Hypermarket before we continue to the small resort of Bénodet. Dinner at the hotel
Sunday - A leisurely day today. We leave after breakfast and drive to the famous Artists' town of Pont Aven on the river Aven. Returning to Concarneau we'll park in the centre to allow you time for sightseeing in the resort and particularly the Ville Enclos, the walled town. Dinner at the hotel.
Monday- We depart after breakfast and head for the little village of Huelgoat for a refreshment stop. Continuing we reach Roscoff in time for the 1500 sailing to England which gets in to Plymouth at 2020.
Ferry crossing; three nights' 3* hotel accommodation (1 x B & B; 2 x Half-board);excursions as detailed.
Exeter - Newton Abbot - Torquay - Paignton - Totnes - Ivybridge - Plymouth