Jagged cliffs, standing stones and lighthouses; this is Britanny, the peninsula of ‘La Douce France’. With beautiful beaches to the south and the beautiful forests, meadows and hills of the hinterland, Brittany is a fantastic region!
Wild and lush, Brittany’s authenticity and tradition blends beautifully. Situated in the north-west of sweet France, Brittany enjoys Celtic influence. If you want to enjoy an unforgettable sunset go to ‘Pointe du Raz’ in Douarnenez, which overlooks one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in all of France; here you can admire the magnificent cliffs inhabited by seagulls.
The rugged coastline with beaches in hidden coves, green hills with the ‘menhirs’ and ‘dolmens’, and traditional fishing villages are the main attractions of Brittany. Worth a visit is Saint-Malo; the heart of this town is ‘Intra-Muros’, a fortified town full of narrow streets and truly enchanting. Brest is a port town with a beautiful castle.
Average summer temperature: 22 degrees
The village of Asterix and Obelix
Thousands of secluded beaches and rugged cliffs
"Kig ha farz," Breton stew
Breton shirts, scarves and sailor hats
The ‘Océanopolis’ in Brest is one of the most beautiful aquariums in the world. Here you can observe more than 150 species of animals in some amazing tanks. Another interesting aquarium is the Grand Aquarium in Saint Malo.
The town of St Nazaire is famous for its harbour and its shipyards. In the heart of this city you will find ‘La Boutique de Bretagne’, a shop full of souvenirs of Brittany such as mugs, t-shirts, jewellery, gadgets and tablecloths.
Who does not know the famous village of ‘Indomitable Gauls’? Ten fine sandy beaches, a fishing port in full operation known for its delicious scallops, trails for hikers and everywhere the unmistakable colour of pink sandstone. Erquy will surprise you!
The "Kig ha farz" is a traditional Breton stew. The recipe is simple; it is composed of sliced vegetables, pieces of pork and pasta. The special thing about this dish is that the dough is placed in a ‘burlap sack’ immersed in water so that it retains a certain consistency.