There are two possibilities to reach Brittany from Paris a 355 km itinerary of about 3 and a half hours passing by Chartres, Le Mans and Laval until Rennes Another option is the more picturesque but also longer itinerary of 570 km, winding through Orleans, the Loire Valley and Nantes until Vannes. The journey takes approximately 6 hours. Highways in Brittany are all free.
The price of oil in France varies a lot according to the distributor. Generally oil stations situated inside the hypermarkets are cheaper than those along the main routes.
Speed limit on French highways is 130 km orari, s110 km on dual carriageways, and between 70 and 90 km/h on extra urban roads.
The entire road system is provided with speed detectors. Car is probably the best way to visit Brittany, therefore we suggest to use your own car or to rent one on the place.
French railways connect Paris with all the main towns in Brittany. The duration of journeys ranges from 2 to 5 hours. The high speed train TGV takes only two hours to cover the journey Paris-Rennes, and 4 hours for Paris-Quimper.
For further info: www.voyage-sncf.com
The best solution is to arrive in Paris, which is served by two big airports well connected with the majority of European cities. Both airports are served either by international and low-cost companies. Once in Paris you may rent a car to reach Brittany.
If you wish to reach Brittany directly by plane, the nearest city served by an airport is Nantes, situated in the region of Atlantic Loire, although sharing a past as a Breton city. There are three main airports in Nantes, with national and international flights:
Aeroport International de Nantes Atlantique (NTE) - Bouguenais www.nantes.aeroport.fr
Nantes is served by low-cost companies Ryanair and Wind Jet.