Looking for a quiet place to rest, fine sands, or dense forests to enjoy nature, Bretagne offers you a variety of places to relax and enjoy a memorable stay. Served by several means of transport, the train is one of the favourite means of transport for many tourists, especially those who are afraid of flying.
Travelling by train to Bretagne to benefit from a more than competitive fare
Reaching Bretagne by train has many advantages, and at the top of the list is the quality/price ratio. Not only is the price of train tickets generally cheaper than air tickets, but you can also benefit from a special youth rate if you are a student and under 26 years old. If you fall into this category, Bretagne offers you a 75% discount on the TER to reduce your travel expenses provided you have a TER BreizhGO pass. Round prices have been set up on the TER BreizhGo network valid throughout Bretagne These round prices also allow you to travel free of charge for the return trip on Saturdays, and for certain weekday journeys.
If you are travelling as a family, the train journey allows your children under 12 years old to travel free with the family offer on the TER BreizhGo. Not to mention trips at 5 euros for all destinations in Bretagne every first Saturday of the month.
And yet another advantage, to be taken into account during the festivals, the round trip from any station in Bretagne to the nearest station to the event will only cost you 18 euros. You are advised to buy your tickets 1 month before your departure.
The train: saving time to reach Bretagne without encroaching on comfort
Despite its lower cost, train travel offers you comfort throughout the journey. You can travel in business class with the inOui TGVs and benefit from free Wifi, just as you can opt for the classic TGVs or the Ouigo TGVs for more savings.
And with the arrival of the LGV in 2017, travelling to Bretagne becomes even easier and shorter. 1h30 is enough to reach Rennes de Paris for example, and you can save up to 45 minutes for destinations to other stations in Bretagne. 3h50 for the Lyon-Rennes link, 4h20 for the Strasbourg-Rennes journey, or the Lille-Rennes journey in just 3h30.
With the TGV, LGV, TER and regional coaches, you can easily reach Bretagne despite your phobia of flying and discover the region’s territories.
The must-see places to visit in Bretagne
With a strong identity, a rich and diversified culture and a landscape with a multiple and varied face, Bretagne is the ideal destination for all tastes: sea, mountains, history, strong sensations, etc. For example, you can enjoy nature and legends by visiting the enchanted forest of Brocéliande for a magical moment with your family or lover. Located only half an hour’s drive west of Rennes, this forest covers 9000 hectares and tells you the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table in search of the famous Grail. You will find Merlin’s tomb, the fairy mirror, the fountain of youth, etc. during your journey. A mythical place not to be missed during your trip.
Since travel rhymes with culture, take a trip to the National Maritime Museum, the only monument that has not been destroyed by the bombing, which is in the castle of Brest. There you will learn about the maritime history of the city (history of the arsenal, Vauban’s fortifications, etc.). Ship reconstructions, sculptures, models and paintings will be on display to awaken your fascination with history and enrich your knowledge.
To take advantage of the beach, the fine sand and kayak rides, the Morbihan golf course or the corsair city of Saint Malo are also places to include in your visit plan.
Also make a stop in the historic city of Dinan, with its authentic architecture and full of charm.