When considering taking a holiday in France you should plan what you want to see and do and which region or area suits your personal requirements.
Brittany is where many visitors want to spend some of their time; it has an extensive coastline with coves, bays and many lovely beaches, the northern coastline has some high cliffs and is rocky while the southern lower lying coast can be warmer in the summer months. It is a delightful region to explore with plenty of history, culture and traditions.
If you are planning on taking your car the cross channel ferries are still the most popular choice, you may prefer to travel by Eurostar and this can work out cheaper as fares are charged per car not passenger numbers. There are also scheduled flights from the UK to various airports in France. You should consider hiring a car before you travel this is often less expensive if arranged in U.K. check with your travel agent who will be able to offer various options to suit you.
The sea-side resort of Benodet (Spelt Bénodet in French) in the south is a lovely small town with a sandy beach and large harbour it is a popular tourist spot. The surrounding countryside offers many activities and this resort has something to suit most people. Here you can enjoy kite surfing, windsurfing and canoeing to name a few of the water based activities on offer for you to try.
You may prefer to relax on the Plage du Trez beach which is in the centre of the bay, hire a pedalo and enjoy the water, temperature allowing; there are children’s facilities, swings and beach clubs. If you take a stroll around the area you will find other beaches you may prefer.
The long promenade is lined with open air restaurants and cafes where you can choose from a variety of dishes have a drink and enjoy the holiday atmosphere.
Benodet is situated at the mouth of the River Odet and is navigable as far as Quimper you should take a boat trip to Medieval Quimper which is about 10 miles from the resort, it is a very pleasant outing, you can also book river/sea fishing excursions if fishing is for you.
If you prefer sight seeing you may want to visit the Church of St.Thomas on the quayside it was built in the 13th century and enlarged in the 16th century it is dedicated to Saint Thomas Becket. A visit to the seaside museum may be of interest to you if you are interested in boating etc it has a unique exhibition.
There are some discos and a casino plus a wide choice of restaurants for evening entertainment and in July and August special events are held such as jazz concerts and regattas. It is worthwhile exploring the surrounding countryside where you will find many interesting places to stop at and enjoy.