You don’t need to speak French fluently to get by in Brittany. Shopping is easy and a few words and phrases are all that’s required.
Brittany is a tourist area but is never busy like some of the popular British holiday towns. Many Bretons speak a little English especially in shops and restaurants, it really is not a problem! We would recommend taking a little book or two if you have no French at all. Collins ‘easy learning’ complete French is a good one.
The French people in Brittany are helpful and friendly, you can relax and have a great holiday with just a few greetings and a little vocabulary.