People who like nothing more than spending time outdoors can catch Brittany ferries from spring next year to explore some of the most beautiful parks and gardens that the region has to offer.
The Brittany tourist board has compiled a list of the top five gardens in the province, starting with the Georges Delaselle Garden in Ile de Batz, which has a history dating back to 1897.
Thanks to the Gulf Stream sea current, the Roscoff Exotic Garden boasts 3,000 tropical species of plants which bloom for longer on the coast than they would inland, as well as waterfalls, ornamental lakes, rock gardens and cacti.
At the Yves Rocher Botanical Garden in La Gacilly, visitors can see more than 1,100 plant species and boost their knowledge in the Museum of Plant Life.
In the Haute-Bretagne Ille-et-Villaine area, holidaymakers will find the Broceliande Gardens, a 24-hectare attraction that boasts a number of famous iris collections and a dahlia maze.
Also located in this part of Brittany is the Montmarin Garden, which was constructed in 1760 and is home to a chateau, parks and gardens which are all listed as historic national monuments.Brittany Ferries
is the leading provider of ferry crossings to Brittany, with regular services from Portsmouth to St Malo and from Plymouth to Roscoff.