Brittany may be renowned primarily for its breathtaking coastline, but it is also a land of legends that combines traditions and authenticity to wonderful effect attracting visitors throughout the year. Whatever your holiday preference, there’s something for everyone in Brittany.
The Breton coast, Pays de l’Armor
From Saint Malo to the Pink Granite Coast or from French cornwall to the Gulf of Morbihan… discover the wild cliffs, rocky coasts, fern-covered moors, sandy beaches, cliffs, fishing harbours, marinas, coastal resorts and nature reserves. The multitude of islands and islets are an inextricable part of Brittany and add to its beauty : to the north, Batz and Bréhat. To the west, Sein and Ouessant and to the south, Groix, Houat, Belle Ile and the Glénans.
Inland Brittany, Pays de l’Argoat
If you venture further inland you’ll discover a more hilly landscape . Head for the summit of Monts d’Arrée, a stunning mountain range with peaks of sparse vegetation, long crests and pretty valleys. In this land of mystery and legends, take a walk through the forests of Huelgoat or Brocéliande and discover some of Brittany’s richest architectural heritage such as chapels, calvaries, castles and abbeys.
The history of this Celtic land is also revealed through its dolmens, tumulus, menhirs and megalithic alignments, the most famous being the standing stones in Carnac.
Fest-Noz and Festivals in Brittany
Make the most of your stay in southern Brittany to learn about its cultural heritage and traditions.
Throughout the summer lots of traditional festivals are organised all over Brittany where you can admire the traditional costumes or even try your hand at Breton dancing to the sound of bombards and bagpipes.
The most famous festivals in Brittany include the Interceltic Festival of Lorient, the Cornouaille festival in Quimper, the Filets Bleus festival in Concarneau, the embroidery festival in Pont L’Abbé, the Bout du Monde festival in Crozon and the world-famous Vieilles Charrues music festival in Carhaix.
Explore Brittany through your taste buds
A trip to Brittany is surely incomplete without savouring some of the local cuisine ! There’s the traditional buckwheat pancakes and crêpes topped with salted butter caramel served with a bowl of cider. But that’s not all. Kouign-Amann, Far Breton, shortbread from Pont Aven, strawberries from Plougastel are all among the tastes of Brittany.
And there’s no better place than Brittany to enjoy a delicious seafood platter or a succulent fish dish.
The list goes on so you’re sure to find something you like…