This marvelous corner of France is also home to delicious regional cuisine and tons of fun activities. Check out our INSIDR Brittany travel guide for the top curated itineraries for your 2 days to 3 days in Brittany, and best tips on where to stay, what to eat, how to get around, what to do and more!
INSIDR Brittany must see guide
INSIDR Guide to the main sights in Brittany
INSIDR practical travel tips for Brittany
Tipping in Brittany
Tipping can be a source of stress when traveling abroad. However, don’t let your apprehension stop you from tasting the culinary delights of Brittany. The tipping situation is actually quite simple. In France, bills have a 15% service charge already included in the prices that you see on the menu. Leaving an additional tip is not expected but people do often leave their change.
The country code for France is 33. Numbers that start with a 06 or 07 are mobile phones. Customer service numbers often start with 08 and incur additional charges.
Contact emergency services by dialing:
- 15 for medical
- 17 for police
- 18 for fire department
SIM Card & Wifi in Brittany
Main telephone operators in France include Orange, SFR and Free. To avoid unexpected phone or data charges, we recommend renting or purchasing a local mobile SIM card during your travels throughout Brittany. The INSIDR smartphone can also assist you with full high-speed 4G connectivity, a pocket travel Wifi hotspot, including local calls and texts. The best travel essential apps are also installed. Using the INSIDR smartphone, you will also get the most authentic and tailor made travel tips recommended by our local experts.
How to Travel around Brittany
When looking at a map of France, you’ll find Brittany tucked in the upper left-hand corner. The region is packed with things to see. The easiest way to get around is to rent a car. However, you can also use the local bus or train networks, they’re quite extensive. If you only have a few days in the region, check out our two or three day itineraries that will take you through Saint-Malo, Dinan, Cancale and more.
Post Box in France
You’ll see the bright yellow French post boxes around most towns and villages in Brittany. If you need to buy stamps, you can purchase them at the local tobacco shops (Tabac) or the post office.
The French “La Poste” does have a reputation for only being open a few hours a day. Expect most offices to be closed on Saturday afternoons and all day on Sunday. Some are also closed between 12 and 2PM, for lunch.