Brittany

See the fishing boats return with their catch on a warm summers evening in one of the many picturesque fishing ports.

Taste the delicious fresh produce in the numerous seafood restaurants in the beautiful seaside resorts. Sample the locally produced cider with mouth-watering crepes or salettes.

Take a trip to one of the islands, of which there are many and appreciate their unspoilt beauty and tranquillity or cruise along the calm navigable rivers and canals and enjoy the breathtaking scenery.

Visit the charming Breton towns full of character and colour, browse through the lively local markets where you can buy anything from a needle to a anchor.

Brittany has its own language, customs and above all festivals. During the summer months there is an abundance of traditional festivals where a visitor can experience the wonderful traditions and culture of the Bretons.

Brittany was originally known by the Celts as Armorica, the land of the sea. It has a past full of legends and a reminder of its ancient history are the prehistoric megaliths for which it is famous.

Campsites in this region

Domaine des Ormes

Domaine des Ormes

Domaine des Ormes is widely regarded as having the best on-site facilities in France. It has been awarded the ‘Michelin’ 5 Red Tent award. The highest acolade possible.

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Mont St. Michel

Mont St. Michel

Linked to the mainland by a causeway the silhouette of Le Mont St. Michel soars proudly over a medieval village. Explore the imposing monastery and fortress there.

St. Malo

St. Malo

Destroyed during the war this town has now been painstakingly restored. The narrow cobbled streets in the old walled town are full of character and well worth a visit. There is also a huge marine aquarium.

Locronan

Locronan

An elegant and wonderfully preserved Renaissance village attracts many tourists with its central cobbled square and numerous craft shops. The 15th century church is dedicated to the Irish missionary St. Ronan.

Pointe Du Raz

Pointe Du Raz

The dramatic Pointe du Raz is a narrow headland jutting into the Atlantic at the tip of Cap Sizun. The views of jagged rocks and pounding seas are breathtaking.

Bénodet

Bénodet

A picturesque port and fashionable holiday resort from which numerous boat trips can be arranged.

Concarneau

Concarneau

Its principal attraction is the 14th century walled town with ramparts some of which can be toured. Its narrow streets are full of shops and restaurants.

Quimper

Quimper

Full of shops, crêperies and half-timbered houses, this riverside town – the ancient capital of Finistere – has a distinctly Breton character. Famous for producing faïence, elegant hand painted pottery, which has been exported since 1690.

Auray

Auray

This is an old picturesque river port with winding cobbled streets.

Quiberon

Quiberon

A scenic drive along the peninsula takes you to Quiberon from where you can take a boat trip to Belle Île the largest and most beautiful of the islands by the Gulf of Morbihan.

Carnac

Carnac

Is one of the worlds great prehistoric sites with approximately 3000 prehistoric stones which stand in parallel lines stretching for two miles.

Vannes

Vannes

This lively town with its well-preserved medieval quarter has some half-timbered buildings sheltering inviting markets, shops, crêperies and restaurants and an aquarium.

Guérande

Guérande

Colourful cobbled streets take you to a selection of cafes and craft shops in this beautiful medieval walled town.

Le Croisic

Le Croisic

Sample the wonderful fruits de mer in this lovely fishing port.

La Baule

La Baule

This bustling town offers a variety of chic stores, cafes and restaurants. It is a vibrant seaside resort with a long promenade and a broad sandy beach. Its casinos and nightclubs come alive after dark.

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