France’s third tourist region, Brittany (also called Breizh in Breton language) features an outstanding heritage and cultural wealth. Between land and sea, the Atlantic ocean from one side and the Monts d’Arrée hills’ outcropping rocks on the other, the Celtic territory offers diverse picturesque landscapes, often chosen by painters.
With 42% of the French coastline, the region of Brittany and its islands boast a wide variety of beaches.
From white sandy beaches and clear waters such as Tahiti beach in Carentec or Sillon beach in Saint-Malo or beaches for shellfish fishing on foot, for surfing, windsurfing or kitesurfing, there is something for everybody’s taste! Do not miss the small hidden creeks with crystal blue waters like in Belle-Île-en-Mer – a delight for everyone and all ages!
Shaped by the wind and the waves, Brittany rugged coastlines have a unique feeling of wilderness.
From Cap Fréhel to the inevitable Pink Granite Coast in Morlaix Bay (one of Brittany’s symbols), Crozon peninsula and to the labelled Pointe du Raz in Cap Sizun, Brittany region fascinates!
Full of History, the Celtic lands abound with incredible cultural sites. The well-renowned aligned 3000 menhirs of Carnac are amongst the must-see sites in Brittany, as well as Dinan and Rochefort-en-terre which are medieval cities characterised by old half-timbered houses, Locronan, the walled town of Concarneau, Suscinio Castle located in Golfe du Morbihan’s Natural Park, Rennes’ historic city centre and Saint-Malo’s fortified city.
Moreover, the culinary identity deeply rooted in Brittany region pleases food lovers. Crepes, buckwheat pancakes, Breton palets, Kouign-amann filled with butter and sugar, salted butter and butterscotch caramel, shellfish platter, andouille de Guémené, Breton Fars (with prune or meat) and cider are some specialities to be tasted in the region.
Other sites are also not to be missed: the island of the Golfe du Morbihan, the flower island of Bréhat, Sein Island, Ouessant Island, Molène archipelago, Le Conquet and Pointe Saint-Mathieu, Paimpol and its oyster farms, Vannes, Léguer Valley, Brocéliande’s mysterious forest where legends of King Arthur and Merlin the Enchanter are still living…