From the Bay of Biscay in the south to the Celtic Sea off the northern coast of France, there are so many beautiful and best places in the west of France to explore. For starters, there is a huge mix of little towns and cities that’ll have you leaping to book a train or flight to this beautiful region.
That being said, if you’re not too sure you can reach the best places in the west of France, you’ve also got a treasure trove of other things to do in France. For instance, the secret spots in Paris or the charming villages of Dordogne are just two of my favourites. France even has its fair share of stunning national parks and hikes in France that are beautiful to explore.
Okay, I’m starting to ramble now, but I really wanted to show you some of my favourite and best places in the west of France to visit. There really is so much to see.
Take a look, below, at the very best places in the west of France to explore. Have the best time. 🇫🇷
Nestled on the coast of the French Basque country, Biarritz is a little gem that’s gained popular attention after European royalty started holidaying here from the 19th Century. I mean, if it’s good enough for royalty, it’s good enough for us, right? 😉
Thankfully, you don’t just have to be royal or in line to a throne to visit, though I’m sure it would help. Once you’re here, make sure to explore; Rocher de la Vierge, stroll across Port Vieux Beach and explore Port des Pecheurs. It really is one of the best places in the west of France to explore.
Unique Spot: Oh, and if you’re a cheese lover (like me) make sure you don’t miss La Grappe a Fromages. You will be sufficiently stuffed with the best French cheeses.
Easily up there as one of the best places in the west of France, Brest is a stunning city in the heart of Brittany. It’s the perfect place to learn how to sail, especially when it hosts the International Festival Of The Sea every four years.
Once here, make sure to explore; Cours Dajot, visit the Oceanopolis and stroll through the Musee national de la Marine. Alternatively, if you’ve not managed to gain your sea legs, take a wander through its harbour and enjoy some of the freshest seafood in all of Brittany.
Unique Spot: Its seafront (to learn to sail of course).
Bayonne is surprisingly close to Biarritz so you can definitely team up these two towns on a…