Welcome to our selection of holiday homes to rent in Morlaix, France.
The picturesque medieval town of Morlaix, on the northern coast of the Breton peninsula, is located in an area that is very popular with tourists. Not only do visitors come to see the town of Morlaix, and its medieval architecture, but also the outstanding natural scenery in the surrounding area, the bay of Morlaix. In particular, the islands within the bay are always busy with walkers and tourists in the summer months, while there are also several pleasant hiking routes on the mainland that offer great views over the bay itself.
A typically medieval Breton town, with winding streets and overhanging half-timbered houses, the town of Morlaix provides plenty of interest and photo opportunities for those who enjoy historical architecture. The 16th century Duchess Anne House is one of the oldest and is now home to a museum about the history of the town. There is another museum within the former convent, the Museum of the Jacobins, which features artefacts and stories from the wider Finistere region. For those who prefer getting outdoors, Morlaix is also home to several beaches, which are always popular in the summer months, and a botanical gardens in the grounds of the town's 15th century Chateau de Suscino.
The town's fort, the Chateau de Taureau overlooks the Bay of Morlaix, and is open to the public. Not only can visitors enjoy looking round the 16th century building but kids will be entertained by the themed tours, carried out by actors in historical costumes. In the bay itself, there are several islands that are worth visiting, most of which can be reached either by boat or on foot, depending on the tides. Callot is one of the most popular and is only two kilometres long, meaning you can explore the whole island in an afternoon. The island is also home to several coves and sheltered beaches, so take your towels with you and enjoy a dip in the sea after your exploring is over. The lighthouse on the Phare de l'Ile Vierge is also worth a visit, and is open to the public all year round. It is the tallest lighthouse in the world, at over 80 metres in height, and the view from the top, over the bay and the whole of northern Brittany, makes the climb worthwhile!
To the west of Morlaix is the more traditional seaside town of Carantec, with plenty of tourist accommodation, restaurants and plenty of beaches. The coast here is ideally suited for water sports such as sailing and windsurfing, while there are several hiking routes along the tops of the cliffs. East of Morlaix is Europe's oldest and largest Megalithic mausoleum, dating from around 4,500BC and covered in mysterious and unusual engravings.
Looking for self catering holiday accommodation in Morlaix? Then below is a selection of gites in Morlaix and villas in Morlaix that can be rented direct from their owners. You can either click on each listing for further details or you can use our search engine on the left if you are looking for something in particular.