Brittany is one of the most charming and typical department of France. In this
legendary and misterious land people speak a celtic language very close to the Scottish
dialect and hand on very ancient traditions and rites.
Marylène at Locronan
The principal economical resources are fishing,
breeding, farming and of course tourism.
Brittany is a legendary
land. Just click here to learn St.
Cornely's Legend concerning the origin of the alignements of Carnac. If you like other
Breton legends CLICK HERE.
The Kerhilio's beach (Erdeven - Morbihan)
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Around Perros Guirec (22 - Côtes d'Armor)
Obelix (a Breton hero)
Auray - Town symbol
PLANNING A VISIT
A way to know it better is spending there
your holidays and you can be sure that you will not regret it!
Brittany can satisfy each taste: for
naturalists (sea, islands, forests, natural parks, birds preserve), for intellectuals and
history, archaeology, painting fans (museums, pre-historic monuments and excavations,
exhibitions); for sportsmen (swimming, walking and cycling tours, windsurfing, kayak); for
celtic music and dancing fans (Interceltique Festival of Lorient, fest-noz = folk
village feast. Therefore there is no time to be bored. Remember anyway to include in your
equipment heavy and waterproof clothes.....the rain it's typical in Brittany too.
An hypothetical itinerary for
visiting Brittany could start from the north with Saint Malo and its islands, Dinan,
Dinard and going on to the west along the rose granite coast (a very special landscape in
Europe). Then cutting the region from north-est to south-west you could reach Brest but do
not forget to explore before the Monts d'Arrée, the most ancient mountains of Brittany.
Arriving in Brest you will see Oceanopolis recommended especially for children and
Oceanopolis, the oceanic research centre in
Brest (Brest - 29 Finistere)
Leaving Brest directed to the south the Point du Raz should not be lost as it offers
wondeful views and landscapes especially when the ocean is enraged. This part of brittany
is called Cornouaille. The visit continues to the west and you will meet the following
towns Quimper, Concarneau, Pont-Aven, Lorient. At this point of the journey you will
approach my homeland and believe me when I say to you that here you will find the best
landscapes and the most ancient monuments of Brittany.
Coming from the west first you have to cover
the penisula of Quiberon along the west coast called Cote Sauvage (enchanting rocky
coast). Once arrived in Quiberon you have to turn back to reach Carnac to discover the
several megalithic alignements (menhirs), dolmen and tumulus. If you have time visit also
Belle-Ile, the biggest island of Brittany, and the Gulf of Morbihan by boat. Bicicles are
recommended to move quickly on the Gulf islands. And of course Auray, one of the most
ancient town of Brittany, where I was born too.
Hydroelectic sea power generating station on
the Rance (near a St. Malo - Côtes d'Armor)
Besides hereunder there are some
links for booking your holidays in Brittany.
Write me for further
information or suggestions. Till next time!
annexed to France in 1532 and its past is extremely interesting and rich from the
beginning when the megalithic people in 6° Century B.C. built the famous dolmens,
menhirs and tumulus. Then the Celts arrived here with their culture.
The most significant historical personages of
Brittany are Bertrand Du Guesclin (war-man), Anne de Bretagne (Duchess of Brittany
and then Queen of France, determinant for the annexion of Brittany to France),
Jacques Cartier (navigator and explorer of St. Malo), Surcouf and Duguay-Trouin
(renowned corsairs of St.Malo ), Cadoudal (breton revolutionary, nay of Auray), René
Laennec (renowned doctor of Quimper).
VIDEOS AND WEBCAMS
Now if you want to visit
virtually Brittany, besides the photos on this page, I give you here under some
interesting links and
here to enlarge it
Space telecommunications centre
(Pleumeur-Bodou - Côtes d'Armor)