This is a guide to running in Brittany, the peninsula in western France that winds around from Saint-Nazaire in the south to Saint-Malo in the north. Our Brittany running routes are mainly focused on the coastal locations, as well as the larger cities such as Quimper and Brittany’s capital, Rennes.
Our selection of the best places to run in Brittany includes routes in Saint-Nazaire; Pornichet to Le Pouliguen; a loop around La Croisic; Vannes; Auray; Laurient; three routes in Rennes; Brest; the tidal flats of Ébihens; and Saint-Malo. Brière Natural Regional Park and Parc naturel régional d’Armorique are two large regional parks offering a wealth of running options.
A few running favorites in Brittany, by theme:
Seafront Promenades: Saint-Nazaire; Pornichet to Pouliguen; Saint-Malo
River Paths: Rennes; Auray; Quimper; Lorient
Runnable Coastal Trails: Le Croisic; Quiberon; Trémazan
Parks: Rennes, Saint-Nazaire; Vannes; Brest
Beaches: Le Pouliguen; Ébihens; Saint-Malo