A beginner’s guide to Brittany France

beginner's guide brittany france

Beginner’s guide Brittany France 

Brittany is a hilly peninsula extending out towards the Atlantic Ocean. It has a lengthy and rugged coastline dotted with beach resorts such as Dinard and walled Saint-Malo built on rock in the English Channel. The Pink Granite Coast is unusual with blush toned sand and rocks. Brittany is replete with prehistoric menhirs which is a type of megalith. Brittany is a cultural region in France. Brittany is one of the 18 regions in France. Brittany is filled with beaches and campsites. It has dramatic coastline with medieval towns for excursions.

Rennes is the capital city of Brittany and is an integral part of beginner’s guide Brittany France.

Rennes is replete with medieval half timbered houses. Rennes is medium size town with mosaic art unique to Rennes’s administrative heritage and is important to beginner’s guide Brittany France. Some of the must do places while in here are Rennes Cathedral, Parc du Thabor, Musée does Beaux arts with works by Rubens, Picasso and Botticelli, Musee de Bretagne or Brittany Museum and Espace des Sciences make for a compelling visit to beginner’s guide Brittany France while in Brittany.

Brittany is a popular spot on The Tour de France circuit also called “Little Britain.”


Brittany is called “Cider Country” and is the second largest producer of cider in France. Brittany has found its traditional foods in Galettes and Crepes. Brittany is surrounded by the English Channel and Celtic Seaz. 

Brittany is divided into Ar-Mor, the land by the sea and Ar-Got, the land of the forest. Breton people follow Celtic traditions of Cornwall and Wales. Fest-noz or Festival of the Night celebrations is all about traditional dances of the region.

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It is a popular destination for long hiking and trekking vacays for people from all across Europe.

Cycling is one of the most popular sports in Brittany both on and off road across canals and inland cycling. A self-guided cycling tour takes you through castles, fortresses, manor houses and abbeys.

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Brittany is a dream destination for cycling enthusiasts with 175 scenic routes freewheeling and traversing across the region. Redon to Nantes and the cycle path that runs along River oust and Nantes-Brest Canal are replete with hamlets or communes en route and stops with spots for local ciders as you feast on a variety of crepes on offer. Beau Rivage is a hotspot for kayaking, horse riding and water skiing.

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Brittany has an enormous coastline surrounded by water on the north, west and south with a seaside peninsula region and inland region. La Grande Plage and St. Colomban in Carnac and La Baule in Binodet are some of the most popular beaches on the coastline of Brittany.

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Paimpont and Huelgoat form the inland part of Brittany with Lake District and forestry. Lac de Guerldan or Guerledan Lake is an artificial lake and the region’s largest inland water body.

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Quenecan forest is on the south of the lake and is called “Swiss Brittany”. The walking trails in Brittany extend thousands of kilometres with popular “Way of Saint James” and Pointe du Raz in the imposing Bay area.

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Comments

  1. Brittany France looks like a total DREAM! From the scenic ocean views and all of the activities, this will definitely be added to my list. I want to experience the fest-noz!

  2. That’s the most thorough blog post about Brittany I’ve read, I didn’t know that it was called the Cider Couty! . You take beautiful pictures, too:)

  3. This sounds like such a great place to visit. I didn’t know that Brittany was the second largest producer of cider in France (neat!)

  4. There are so many interesting things to see in Bretagne, I have never been there!

  5. These are some interesting facts about Brittany! It looks like a beautiful place and all the pictures are breathtaking.

  6. THis looks like it’ll be the ideal spot to go for m and my husband. Beautiful scenery for me with lots of outdoors activities for him

  7. Brittany sounds like an amazing place to visit for a nice peaceful vacation, and also to experience the cultural life of this part of France. The pictures look so beautiful. I am going to add this to my travel wish list.

  8. This looks like such a beautiful place to visit!!!! Your pictures look beautiful

  9. France is so beautiful, I would love to visit Brittany. Thanks for this guide.

  10. This place looks beautiful! I had actually never heard of this town, but I would love to go here! Your pictures are beautiful and your description of the town really made me want to go.

  11. France is so beautiful! So many things to experience and try out there. From the views and the culture, I would love the visit!

  12. France is one of my favorite place to visit because of its beautiful sceneries. This is such a dream come true travel destination. I would love to revisit France someday.

  13. Josselyn Radillo : December 15, 2017 at 4:02 am

    It looks beautiful there and I’ll love to go there ! The way you describe it sounds magnificent

  14. This looks amazing; I totally wish I’d gone with Hubby during all the work travels there in the past. Now, it’ll be awhile before either of us gets to go again 😛

  15. Brittany France is where I have scheduled my first trip. I’m trying to get here as soon as possible. I know a lot about it, your photos are beautiful.

  16. Thena Franssen : December 15, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    Wow, great article. You wrote a really nice descriptive post, totally makes me want to go there now and visit!

  17. Breathtaking scenery, it looks so beautiful. I would definitely enjoy it.

  18. I have never heard of Brittany France but it is beautiful! I would love to visit one day and go cycling. I bet it is the best!

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