We’re situated in the countryside just two miles inland from the bustling seaside town of Benodet in Brittany. Most of Kergarec’s visitors arrive from one or other of the northern French ports. Roscoff is the nearest, just one and a half hours drive and the port of St Malo is two and a half hours away.
With your Kergarec booking you get a fantastic 20% discount through Brittany Ferries.
There are daily overnight sailings year round from Portsmouth to St Malo. From Plymouth to Roscoff there are 1-2 sailings daily (6-8 hour). The ferries boast superb facilities and overnight sailings arrive in time for breakfast. Book a cabin to give yourself a comfortable night.
There are more frequent faster crossings into Cherbourg and Caen but the drive to Kergarec is a longer 5 hours drive.
Alternatively for those without good sea legs taking The Euro Tunnel is very convenient – it’s a 35 minute journey and there are up to four departures every hour. The drive to Kergarec from Calais is around 7 hours.
Flying and picking up a hire car is another option. Cityjet fly to Nantes and Brest from March to October from London City Airport. Typical one way fares are around £70-145. Brittany Tourism has a comprehensive list of routes and airlines serving the region from all parts of the UK.
Many people visit us on two wheels as the area is well served with cycle paths. There are some 1000km of voies vertes or green ways – designated traffic free paths. Combining your bike and the train is good for you and the environment. Find out more here. Train lines link the major cities of Rennes, Brest, Quimper and Vannes, and there are branch lines running to the ports including St Malo and Roscoff.
However you choose to travel to Kergarec, rest-assured that a very warm welcome awaits you. Bon voyage!