Travel during March to this region of France is going to be cooler than some other times of the year. While it is not below freezing temperature-wise, you will still need a warm coat to combat the weather, which ranges from averages of 6°C to 12°C temperatures. The overall average daily temperature across Brittany is 9°C this month and while for some this might be warm enough for a light jacket, wearing layers is your best option as the weather can be changeable. The last thing that you want is to be stuck miles away from your hotel without the right kind of clothing for the weather!
The beach is one of the reasons many people come to Brittany during the summer. This month, you will find that the average sea temperatures are 12°C, so the beach may not be your top priority just yet. Meanwhile the average rainfall is 43mm occurring on around 15 days out of the month. This gives you a daily 60% chance of rain, so it is very important that you bring a waterproof jacket or umbrella at the very least. It is certainly a lot drier than the nearby Vendee region, however, so you are certainly in the best place to avoid more downpours.
There are also six hours of sunshine a day, which gives you lots of time to explore and enjoy your surroundings before you seek out a restaurant or bar for the evening. Be sure to check out the weather forecast on a daily basis before planning excursions and trips, so that you can make the most of the good weather days. There are plenty of both outdoor and indoor attractions throughout this region, so you shouldn't be stuck without anything to do even if it rains for the duration of your stay.
Hotel Europe in Quiberon, Brittany is ranked very highly by previous guests. It is close to the coast, with an amazing indoor pool. This cost effective destination has a restaurant and is close to the town airport, so you should be able to find it very easily no matter how you arrive in the region.
The Kyriad Brest will keep you warm and cosy for a March stay, as this modern hotel was recently renovated to provide everything that you would expect in terms of amenities. It is right in the centre of town and also offers a full buffet breakfast every morning so that you can start the day off right. There is also a cocktail bar for later on.
The Hotel Le Nouveau Monde is in Saint-Malo, and offers an upmarket stay that you will find very comfortable. Sea views are available from many of the 83 rooms, which are decorated in unique styles to help you feel calm, relaxed, and at ease many of them feature walls painted or wallpapered with beach scenes, though in a very stylish way.
Autour du Beurre is a great little restaurant in Saint-Malo that has a traditional, rustic feel to the décor. It has a small menu which changes regularly, but is always full of great choices. Each dish is a miniature work of art, and includes French classics like roast pigeon. Make sure you try it out if you have a special occasion to celebrate.
For more contemporary food, try L'Entre Deux Verres. You may need to book ahead, as it is very popular with the locals and often becomes fully booked on the night. They have a full wine menu as well as a main food menu which you can view online if you are still deciding whether to give them a try. You can either call them or use an online booking form, as well as going down in person to book for a later date.
Creperie Le Tournesol is a beautiful example of that French tradition, the creperie, which you can find in just about any town in the whole country. They serve crepes as a main course and as a dessert, all of them presented very nicely with flourishing touches. If the weather is fair, you can sit outside in the cobbled square on dainty tables.
Even though it can be wet in March, when the weather clears up you can still enjoy a sunny day strolling along the Pink Granite Coast in Perros-Guirec and hiking the Sentier des Douaniers route along the cliffs. Below you, you will see beautiful sparkling waters that make you feel as though it is the height of summer.
The Centre de l'Imaginaire Arthurien is a truly unique experience, which aims to bring the Arthurian myth to life. Here you will meet characters such as King Arthur himself and his Round Table of knights, as well as seeing exhibitions based around the tale. It's much better for those who can speak at least some French, though there is still plenty to see for those who do not.
If you need to relax, head for Les thermes marins de Saint-Malo. These baths are a perfect place for a day of pampering, with full spa treatments available. They have plenty of different types of massage available to book, as well as beauty treatments and you can also stay here for a day or two in their on-site accommodations.