Brittany France Travel Guide


Brittany France Travel Guide
A Vagabond Life

Brittany France Travel Guide A Vagabond Life

Embark on a journey to Brittany, a region of France that captivates with its rugged coastlines, rich history, and vibrant culture. Located in the northwest corner of France, Brittany boasts a diverse landscape, from picturesque beaches and dramatic cliffs to enchanting forests and rolling countryside. Known for its Celtic heritage, Brittany exudes a unique charm evident in its traditional music, dance, and festivals, such as the lively Breton festivals of Fest Noz.

Explore medieval towns like Dinan and Saint-Malo, each with its own story to tell through ancient fortifications and cobblestone streets. Delight your taste buds with Brittany’s renowned cuisine, indulging in fresh seafood, crepes, and cider.

Whether you’re seeking outdoor adventures along the GR34 coastal path or immersing yourself in the region’s artistic heritage at the Pont-Aven School of painting, Brittany promises an unforgettable travel experience filled with authenticity and allure.

Brittany France Table Of Contents

Brittany France Map

Top 5 Things To See & Do In Brittany France

St Malo

Saint Malo

Pretty Saint Malo is an ancient walled port city that sits on an island with a grand chateau and 14th century ramparts.
Emerald Coast

Emerald Coast / Cote d'Emeraude

Dotted with seaside towns the Emerald coast is a favorite with holidaying families.
The Parish Closes

The Parish Closes

Dating back to 1532 the Parish Closes are symbols of the regions Catholic and Celtic heritage.
Quimper

Quimper

Famous for fine glazed pottery which has been produced here since 17th century.
Carnac

Carnac

 A seaside resort Carnac is known for it remains from the Neolithic period and is a popular family holiday destination.

Things To See & Do In Brittany France

Brittany France Travel Guide

St Malo

St Malo in Brittany France is a walled port city that sits on a granite island. The historic old town was originally only accessible by a long causeway. Saint Malo is known for its castle, Chateau de St-Malo, the 13th C Gothic cathedral of Saint Vincent, it is still possible to walk around the 14th century ramparts which overlook the sea.

Emerald Coast

The Cote d’Emeraude is  west of the River Rance, and consists of the towns of St-Lunaire, St-Briac-sur-Mer, St-Jacut-de-la-Mer, St-Cast-le-Guildo, Fort la Latte, Cap Frehel. The coast is a favorite for holidaying families as it has safe sandy beaches.

The Parish Closes

The Parish Closes of St. Thegonnec, Guimiliau and Lampaul-Guimiliau date back to 1532 and are symbols of Brittany France Catholic and Celtic heritage. Churches, altarpieces and crosses are adorned with elves, gods and fairies carved in wood and a tribute to the skilled artisans that made them.

Quimper

Located in the heart of traditional Brittany France and flanked by the Odet and Steir rivers, Quimper is famous for its faience ceramics which have been produced by craftsmen since the 17th century. The Gothic Cathedral of Saint Corentin has exceptional 15th century stained glass windows.

Carnac

The seaside resort of Carnac is famous for its remains from the Neolithic period from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC.  . Large standing stones erected by tribes who inhabited the region before the arrival of the Gauls called Menhirs. Carnac is also a very popular seaside holiday destination.

Walk The Grande Randonnée – GR 34

The Grande Randonnée, or in French  Le Sentier des Douaniers is a 1,700 km walking trail which follows the coastline of nearly the entire Brittany France peninsula. The elevation changes are mild, making this trail enjoyable for both short walks and longer hikes. Walkers that traverse Cap Erquy and Cap Frehel in the north will be treated to spectacular coastal scenery.

 

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