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Is 11 days for Brittany too much ?

Hi !

We (2 adults and 10 ans 14 years old kids) will be in France for 5 weeks in july-august. After 7 nights in Paris, 5 in Normandy and before one week in Dordogne/Auvergne We have make reservations for 11 nights in Brittany. We would have 4 nights in Dinan, 5 in Quimper and 2 in Vannes. We want to make daytrip from each of those places.

Is it too much time for that region ? We love to take our time, enjoy a glass of wine/beer/drink in late afternoon before heading to a restaurant.

Posted by
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That's the speed at which I travel, so it would be great for me. Have you considered stopping in Nantes on the way to the Dordogne in order to Les Machines de l'Isle? I believe it's a rather expensive thing to do, but it sounds very appealing.

Posted by
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We loved Brittany. Don't miss St Malos. So fun to walk the walls and lots of pirate themed stuff.

Posted by
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We spent about 8 days in the region and want to go back to see more, so no I don't think it's too much time. We stayed in Vannes and while it's a nice town with a charming medieval core it is not on the ocean. It has a harbor but it's more than a mile along a canal to the bay. So if you wanted to stay oceanside/bayside another town might be a better choice.

I suggest getting the Michelin Green Guide for Brittany. It lists virtually every town a tourist might want to visit, and also have some suggested driving itineraries. Also request Stu's itinerary; see https://www.fodors.com/community/europe/normandy-and-brittany-stu-dudleys-updated-itinerary-1670294/ We used both of those planning our trip to Brittany and Normandy a few years ago.