Will your pooch be welcomed in France?
Yes, for two reasons:-
Apart from the fact that the French are generally a nation of dog lovers,
French law is actually on your side!
It has apparently been ruled by the Cour de Cassation (The French Supreme Court) that it is against the law for dogs and other pets to be excluded from gites and other holiday rentals in France. This does not apply to standard hotels and bed and breakfast establishments (Chambres D’Hotes.)
Now this is great news for pet lovers, but not so good for those with allergy problems or asthma, or people who simple can’t tolerate animals.
If you are a gite owner who doesn’t particularly want to have animals on their property, it is possible that the way around it is to charge a hefty extra’s amount for those wanting to bring their pets, or even a larger deposit.
As an animal lover, I can understand both sides of the argument; you would want to bring your beloved family pet with you on holiday, but there are those pet owners who are completely irresponsible, who have been known to leave their dog back in the gite, whilst they go out and about for the day leaving the dog barking loudly, scratching on doors and furniture, possibly ruining upholstery and carpets and staring miserably out of the windows awaiting the return of the owners.
I think it is fair to say that when you visit the website or web page of these holiday rentals you will probably get a very good feel as to whether they are really up up for welcoming your pets.
What you need to do before leaving the UK with your pet
Your pet dog should be microchipped by a vet. This is a legal requirement under the Dangerous dogs act 6th April 2016.
Your dog should have a Pet passport provided by the vet
Your dog should have a rabies vaccination 21 days or less before you travel, this would be carried out by the vet who would stamp the pet passport.
Before taking your dog back to the UK
Your dog must receive a tapeworm treatment from the local vet (there are plenty vets in France ) and the vet must record the treatment in the pet passport.
This should be done no less than 24 hours and no more than 120 hours (Five days) of returning to the UK
How is travelling from the UK to Brittany, from a dogs point of view?