Beautiful Brittany

Self-guided walking holiday in France

From € 520.- / 8 days
Price per person based on 2 people sharing

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Walking path leading to the sea Beautiful rocky sea coast Walker posing on a path for a picture

Maison Mimosa offers self-guided walks based around our accommodation in the Finistere region near Pont Aven, one of Brittanys most beautiful coastal areas.

The holiday offers a choice of 30 circuits that are between 5km to 25km long taking in the stunning coastal path and inland countryside with its interesting buildings, tree lined lanes and views. For those who want a bigger challenge certain walks can be linked to suit. Maison Mimosa is our home and we are available to provide you with walking that suits your abilities. Each route is shown on a walking map (1cm = 250m) and has a number guided commentary to ensure that you stay on course. Walking in this area ranges from mainly gentle to moderately difficult (mostly coastal), the choice of course is yours.

Accommodation in beautiful Brittany

Maison Mimosa, which is 500 metres from the GR 34 coastal path, offers apart/hotel accommodation. The house is situated approximately 500 metres from the local beach at Rospico, and it takes only five minutes or so to reach the golden sands via the footpath at the bottom of our garden.

Bedroom with a wooden dresser
Bathroom with a shower booth
Livingroom with beautiful coaches and wooden chairs

The apartments are fully equipped for self-catering and we also provide breakfasts and evening meals or a half-board option. We have 2 apartments, a one bedroom for two people and a two bedroom for four persons, which means we can accommodate parties from 1 to 6 people if required. Each apartment has private shower room, sitting room and kitchen with a dining area.

Beautiful house with a green meadow on the front
Little wooden table with four garden chairs on a green meadow

Free, unlimited internet access (WIFI) is available in both apartments, as well as UK &d French satellite TV. Bath robes, bed linen and towels are also provided for your convenience.

Maison Mimosa has a large landscaped private garden with various seating areas. Both apartments have lovely views of the extensive gardens. We provide garden chairs and sun loungers and there are shaded seating ares if preferred.

Walking in beautiful Brittany

walking trail above a sandy beach
Walking path leading to a beach

The walking in our area is mainly easy but the coastal paths are sometimes challenging. Whilst walking you are able to see stunning coastal views, beautiful coastlines whilst inland you can admire the rolling countryside with all it little churches and old houses and farms built with granite. You can also expect to see many forms of nature including a host of bird species, pinemartins, deer and slowworms for example.

The walks are all relatively local and several start on the path from our back garden gate with some up to a maximum of 40 minute drive. Most of the walks are between 10 to 30 minutes’ drive. All the walks are circular although walkers can choose to alter them if desired. A car is necessary for this holiday and walking is all year round.

Beautiful Brittany walking itinerary

House hidden by dense vegetation
A man walking on a path along the shore

Here is an example of some of the walks available

Doelan Round Route
Option A – Walking 19km, walking time approximately 4 hours

This is one of our favourite walks which will show you the beautiful diversity of the inland countryside and its different houses and buildings together with the stunning coastline and pretty fishing port of Doelan. This route, all on the GR34, takes you from the mouth of the river Merrien, where there are boat moorings and a cocquillage and along the stunning coastline to the pretty port of Deolan. There are several restaurants in Doelan or benches with sea views for lunch or drinks. The walk then takes you back to the start through the wonderful countryside passing old chapels and small hamlets on tree lined paths, and quiet local roads.
Option B – Walking 12km, walking time approximately 2 hours 30mins.
This route has the same start point but cuts down to the coast via small villages such as chef du bois and St Thamec on country paths and lanes and joins the coast at Portec you then continue on to Deolan as with option A.

Port Manech round route from our garden to Port Manech
Walking time approximately 3 hours

You start the walk from our back garden which joins a path which will take you past the back of Rospico botanical gardens and Rospico horse ranch. You will pass many beautiful houses and areas and eventually meet the GR34 coastal path at the River Aven estuary; here you will pass scented pine trees and see boats, sailing to and from their moorings at Kedruc, up to Pont Aven and down to Port Manech. Just after the old chapel you will arrive at the plage de Port Manech with wonderful views of the coastline and sea. Further along the path you arrive at the Port and then along the coast returning to Rospico beech and then our back garden! There is also an option to come along the path adjacent to the coastal path which is equally enjoyable and will shorten the length of the walk by 25 minutes. There is a brasserie at Port Manech, which looks out to see, where you can stop for a drink or food.

Rock overlooking the sea
Path along a coast

Pendruc round route
Walking time approximately 1 hour 20 mins

This walk takes you around the Pendruc peninsular on the GR34 where you will see views across to Le Cabellou, and down the coast where Concarneau, Fouesnant and Benodet can be found in one direction. As you round the coast you can admire pine trees with attractive coastal properties ranging from old Breton thatched cottages to more designer holiday homes. You will pass the Plage de Pouldohan with its golden sand and granite rocks. Following the coastal path will bring you around to the Plage de Pendruc and views up the coast where Pointe de Trevignon and Deolan can be found and out to sea the iles of Raganez, Verte and Groix . There are plenty of benches and seating areas to relax and enjoy the views.

Cabellou round route
Walking time approximately 1 hour 20 mins

This walk takes you around Le Cabellou using the GR 34 coastal path that offers you wonderful views of Concarneau, with its walled old town fortress, and the coastline of le Porzou looking from the Plage de la Belle Etolle. As you go inland past le Cabellou you will see its typical mix of Breton houses. Rejoining the coastal path offers views of the Pouldohan area with its beach. You will then walk up the Minaouet river with its inlets and interesting countryside. There are plenty of benches and seating areas to relax and enjoy the views.

L’Aven & Belon Estuaries Round Route
Walking time approximately 3 hours

This lovely walk takes you down the L’Aven estuary with beautiful views across to Port Manech along a spectacular coast line and up the Belon estuary with views of Kerfany and oyster farms at Kersell. You will pass the Belon Manor and its oyster farm.

Dates and availability

Wooven fence in the front, green meadow, sandy beach and a slow river with a dense forest on the other side
Flowers along a channel

Accommodation can be booked for any seven day period from Saturday to Saturday.

Rental charges 2019

Normal Season
05 January – 22 March
06 April – 30 May
21 September – 20 December
Apartment 1 – €520.-
Apartment 2 – €700.-

High Season
23 March – 05 April
01 June – 20 September
21 December – 03 January
Apartment 1 – €650.-
Apartment 2 – €870.-


  • 5% for two week bookings
  • 20% discount for 2 person occupancy of 2 bed apartment
  • Travel discount – up to 20% discount with Brittany FerriesS

Additional extras:

  • Half board (breakfast & evening meal) – €210.- per person
  • Evening meals – €29.-
  • Breakfast – €15.-

Please contact the holiday provider, through the contact form below, for more information.

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    Map of France showing the location of the Beautiful Brittany Self-guided walking holiday

    Holiday Type:

    Walking Holiday

    Board Basis:

    Self catering other options available


    From € 520.- / 8 days
    Price per person based on 2 people sharing


    • 1 One accommodation

    What's included:

    – 7 nights accommodation,
    – walking routes and notes,
    – welcome hamper and any advice required,
    – breakfast & evening meals are an optional extra (at extra cost).

    NOT included:

    All other costs, including travel costs to the starting-point of this holiday.

    Walking Grade:

    • Level terrain or hills
    • Easy walking


    Some of the coastal walking can be harder although it does not exceed 200m height

    Best time to go:

    April – October

    Contact Details:

    Beautiful Brittany, a Self-guided walking holiday in France by Maison Mimosa

    Contact: Adrian & Ros Goddard
    Telephone: +33 (0)298 094816

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    Languages spoken:

    English, French

    Getting there:

    • Quimper Airport (50 km)
    • Lorient Airport (55 km)
    • Brest Airport (110 km)
    • Roscoff Ferry port (138 km)

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