Butter or more butter?
February 27, 2012 7:41 AM Subscribe
Attention cheese, butter and cider-lovers: Where to go in Brittany or Normandy?
posted by Liesl to travel & transportation around France (5 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
We are visiting my French in-laws in July, and they have left it up to me to choose a week-long vacation spot in either Brittany or Normandy.
I have already been to St.-Malo, Mont St.-Michel, some of the Normandy beaches and Caen briefly, but I've never been anywhere else in Normandy, and the closest I've gotten to Brittany is Nantes. We will be with me, Mr. Liesl, Toddler Liesl, French in-laws and possibly even French brother- and sister-in law who will be toting along a five-month old. Toddler Liesl will be about 22 months.
We will probably be getting a week-long vacation rental house and stay there rather than move around, but we will have cars to take day trips.
I like historic towns, religious buildings, picturesque streets. Good food always happens around my in-laws, so no problem there. All of us speak fluent French, including me. (Well, except the babies, I guess.) At some point in my life I'd like to see the Bayeux tapestry and Etretat, so I'm leaning towards staying around Normandy. Brittany is a longer drive from where we're starting out, but they said they're willing to do it for their "beautiful daughter."
What can't be missed in the area? Where would be a good jumping-off place for a family vacation?