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Brittany was always a place Matt wanted to visit, so he made sure to include it on his last visit to France in June/July 2017. And since the Loire Valley is right between Paris and Brittany, they decided to make a stop in Tours and visit two Loire Valley Châteaux too. We also talk about dealing with a severe food allergy in France, driving in France, and how, if you do it right, a trip to France is like going into a time machine.
How to Have a Great Visit in Brittany with Kids
This trip took Matt and his family to a lot of places that are lovely and completely off the beaten track for most visitors, somewhere they never heard a word of English. They planned to go both to both famous attractions and places that nobody ever goes to. I think they did made great choices, and if you follow in their footsteps, you'll reap the benefits!
Book Your Car in Advance Especially if You Need an Automatic!
Renting an automatic is not as difficult as it used to be in France, but depending on the place where you’ll pickup they may or may not have a car that suits your needs. Shop for your rental car in advance!
Other Attractions for Kids You May Consider in Brittany
Château de Fougères: gorgeous medieval castle with great views.
Adrenaline Forest: appropriate for older kids with lots of energy to burn!
Ile de Batz: take the ferry from Roscoff and explore the island by renting bicycles.
Parc de Préhistoire de Bretagne: models of dinosaurs set in nature.
Discussed in this Episode
- TGV train station at CDG
- Mushroom Cave
- Mont Saint-Michel
- Fort la Latte
- Sculpted Rocks in Saint-Malo
- Gulf of Morbihan
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Hotels Recommended in this Episode: La Rocheline in La Chevalerie in La-Croix-en-Tourraine, Gîte in Dinan.
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It turns out that choosing to see both world-famous attractions and places no English speakers ever go is a wonderful way to discover France! And it's wonderful that Matt shares his itinerary so we can go directly to the ones we like the best.