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Brittany's winter wonders  06/12/2013

Whether you're hoping to squeeze in a short break before 2013 draws to a close or you're planning a holiday for early next year, Brittany has some wonderful winter attractions that can help make your trip absolutely unforgettable.

Below are a few ideas for additions to your itinerary.

See the highest tides in Europe

Brittany is known for being home to some spectacular scenery - but not all of it is there all the time. Indeed, one of the most interesting things you can see here is the phenomenon of Europe's highest tides, which look particularly dramatic beneath winter skies.

Head to Saint-Milo, also known as Corsairs City, to see them. At Saint-Milo Bay you'll be able to see the waves crash right against the city walls - a truly breathtaking sight. If you can, take the time to walk around the city ramparts too, because this gives you some excellent views no matter what the Atlantic Ocean is doing.

Go horse riding

While the breeze might be a little more bracing in the winter months, it is a great time to saddle up and go horse riding along one of Brittany's spectacular beaches. Plus, there are lots of bridleways (more than 2,000 km of them) tucked away in the local moorland and forest, so there's plenty of variety.

And don't worry if you can't already ride a horse, because the local riding centres can teach you the basics, from fitting the saddle to getting to grips with a basic trot. You needn't worry that this will restrict your outing options too much either, because there are usually beginners' walks along the beach too.

Experience the Cote Sauvage

Brittany is home to several islands, and if you're keen to see yet more dramatic scenery, then it's well worth visiting the largest of these - Belle-Ile. Its south-west coast is known as the Cote Sauvage, which translates to Wild Coast - a name that's very indicative of its nature!

Indeed, the winter is the perfect time to observe its characteristic rough conditions, with the waves not only pounding the coastline itself, but also the rocky pinnacles that rise out of the water. They do so with such force that a mist is created around these huge rocks, creating a spectacular scene.


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