Far from the country’s main trade and traffic routes, it is often by packing their luggage that the Bretons realize that the off-center location of the Armorican peninsula does not only offer advantages. This is of course particularly true for those who live in the western part of the region, and it is true when they have to take the road, the train and, of course, the plane for holidays abroad.
Nantes has 69 destinations… out of 70!
Apart from a handful of proposals in the airports of Rennes, Brest and Quimper, the first solution to fly to other countries is to take that of Nantes-Atlantique.
Let us judge: of the 70 international destinations offered between the four airports of historic Brittany, 69 are open to Nantes and only nine of them are also open either to Quimper (London, via British Airways), Brest (Porto , Palma de Mallorca, Birmingham and Heraklion, in Crete) or Rennes (Geneva, Porto, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London and Jersey, the latter being the prerogative of Rennes airport). In the past, other airlines have often been launched there but they have known, most of the time, only a short existence.
The choice offered for foreigners, in this summer of 2022, in these three administrative Brittany airports is far from negligible, but it may seem a little limited for many Breton holidaymakers who want to radically change their scenery. So much the worse for the price of petrol or diesel and the kilometers to swallow to reach the City of the Dukes of Brittany, Nantes airport is often a must before flying off to other skies. .
It must be said that its offer is plethoric, which also contrasts curiously with its undersized car park and impractical for pedestrians who drag their luggage with them or the spartan comfort offered to its visitors, many of whom wait until he is finally modernizing on these different points and is approaching, for example, the standing of Brest airport.
Holidays in the sun
The catalog of departure destinations is, unsurprisingly, particularly extensive to six popular countries in the summer. Starting with Spain (Alicante, Barcelona, Madrid, Malaga, Seville, Valencia, the Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands, etc.). Followed by Italy (Bari, Brindisi, Milan, Rome, Naples, Pisa, Venice, Sardinia…), Greece (Athens, Corfu, Rhodes, Santorini…), Morocco (Marrakech, Casablanca, Agadir, Fez…), Portugal (Lisbon, Porto, Faro, Madeira) and Tunisia (Tunis, Djerba, Monastir).
Less frequented destinations
But many other destinations are also available to holidaymakers wishing to leave France. Whether they lead to international metropolises such as Montreal, Berlin, Vienna, London, Budapest, Dublin, Amsterdam, Geneva, Istanbul… or to slightly more original and often less frequented drop-off points, such as Dakar (Senegal), Edinburgh (Scotland ), Reykjavik (Iceland), Podgorica (the tourist eldorado of Montenegro), Dubrovnik (the baroque pearl of Croatia) or the famous Egyptian dive site of Hurghada. While waiting for the project announced in September 2021 for airlines that would connect Brest to New York and Boston to materialize, perhaps within a few years…
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