Brittany travel guide
A guide for your trip to Brittany and help for your travel bookings
An introduction to Brittany
Brittany has many faces, its a land of raw Atlantic coastline with steep cliffs, old picturesque fishing ports in quiet coves that have become sea resorts. It is rocky and wind beaten, this is Amour the 'country by the sea'.
There is another Brittany called Argoat, 'Forest country', the inner Brittany though not much of the forest survives. The mysterious Foret de Paimpont west of Rennes is the largest survivor and will take you back to times of King Arthur.
The sea bathing centre of Brittany is on the south coast of the half-island, Quiberon. But Carnac and other places around the Gulf of Morbihan have become sea-side towns.
Brittany also has 25 small towns and villages making it unique in France, and not only are places like Dinan, Vannes, St. Malo, Morlaix, Lannion, Fougeres and so on a treat for the visitor they are also busy with trade, business and administration.
Regions of Brittany
Côtes D’Armor in the north boasts steep cliffs and pretty medieval towns with narrow cobled streets.
Ille et Vilaine in the east where the beautiful emerald coastline stretches from Le Mont St.-Michel to St Briac.
Finistère on the west coast is heavily influenced by its maritime roots.
Morbihan in the south has a huge number of megaliths, particularly around Carnac. This is the Summer bathing centre of Brittany.
Why travel to Brittany?
Brittany is one of the favourite destinations in France, not surprising with its stunning coastline, fortified towns like St.Malo, manors, chateaux and cathedrals. Plus there is a heavy celtic influence and Brittany is home to many megalithic monuments such as those at Carnac. It has truly stunning coastline, there is masses to explore everywhere, add to that the wonderful French food, drink and way of life and finally, the usual superb French infrastructure. It's safe and trains and roads work.