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them, in the countryside, you'll

get a three-bed longère for

around €150,000.

A longère (or long house) is

the quintessential Breton home

- a slate roofed, granite farmhouse with the windows

and

doors all opening on the side

away from the wind. But you

might equally prefer a village

house - a fixer-upper can be

found for less than €100,000

- or one that's ready to go for

€140,000, or a grander maison

de maître for a starting price of

€300,000.

For plenty of lovely beaches

and good transport links the

Côtes-d'Armor might appeal

to you - it's home to the Pink

Granite Coast and is also one

of the least densely populated

départements. The hilltop town

of Moncontour, Loudéac, Lamballe and the Lac de Guerlédan

are all worth a look, although

wellness fans should also note

the thalassotherapy centre at

Pléneuf-Val-André.

Meanwhile if every hour

of sunshine counts, head to

Morbihan and the sunny Bay of

Biscay - which is popular with

Parisians as a result, meaning

slightly more expensive house

prices than in the north west.

Vannes, Auray and Rochefort-en-Terre

are the hot spots

there for buyers and are also

good for holiday rentals, and

sailing enthusiasts will likely

enjoy La Roche-Bernard for its

marina.

Even Rennes - voted 'Best

French city for quality of life'

in a 2016 survey - and its

metropolitan environs are

increasingly popular with

expat buyers - with golfers in

particular drawn to the course

at Les Ormes. That said, it's the

less seasonal inland areas that

often suit full-time expats best,

and in central Brittany €50,000

to €70,000 goes surprisingly far

if two bedrooms suffice. Have

fun doing your research to find

out which bit of Brittany suits

you best.

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Typical Breton

house; Camaret-sur-Mer;

traditional stone

houses; the

historic town of

Dinan Capital city:

Rennes

Départements:

29 Finistère, 22 Côtes d'Armor,

35 Ille-et-Vilaine,

56 Morbihan

Average house price:

€148,500

Key airports:

Rennes, Dinard, Brest,

Nantes

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