Brittany Top Tourist Attractions

Welcome to Brittany Holiday Guide !


As native Bretons, we hope to have all the arguments to win you over to come and visit our beautiful and enchanting region of Bretagne in France. We aim to provide you with all the information you need to plan your perfect holidays but should you not find what you are looking for, feel free to contact us.
 
 

10 interesting facts about Brittany in France

 

Where is Brittany ?

 
 

Accommodation Guide

Brittany Accommodation

Hotels

Mobile Homes

Campsites
in fantastic seaside resort with mobile homes, chalets & tents.

Gites & Cottages
Extensive list of private rentals

Holiday Villages & Self-Catering Apartments
Close to beach resorts, some with swimming pool.

Maps of Brittany

brittany map
 

Maps of Brittany in France
GPS Memory & Garmin Maps
Road Maps
Departmental Map
Brittany on the France & World Map

 
 

Brittany Travel Guide - Top Holiday Destinations

Northern Coast

North Brittany
Emerald Coast

Northern Coast

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Pink Granite

Northern Coast

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North Finistère

Southern Coast

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South Finistère

Southern Coast

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Morbihan

Southern Coast

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Loire-Altantique
 
 

Travel

Go to Brittany Travel Ferries
Eurotunnel
Trains
Flights
Car Hire
  • Two ferry terminals with daily crossings
  • Four international airports
  • Direct links with the high speed trains only two hours away from Paris (Eurostar)
  • Excellent road network
 
 
 
 

Top Attractions

brittany beautiful coastline Beaches
Beautiful Villages
Islands
Castles
Canals and Rivers
  • Explore Brittany's stunning coastline and beautiful countryside
  • An enchanting region with a unique prehistorical past, of Arthurian legends and strong traditions

Family Activities

Children's activities Addresses of zoos, aquariums, leisure and water parks, adventure forest parks and more. Ideal for bad weather and rainy days, or simply for a change from the beach:

near Perros-Guirec, Dinard, Roscoff, Paimpol
near Mont-St-Michel, St-Malo, Rennes
near Brest, Bénodet, Quimper
near Lorient, Vannes, Morbihan Gulf
near La Baule, Guérande, Nantes
 

Music and Religious Festivals

Traditional Breton Music Festivals
Discover Brittany's deep Celtic roots through its festivals of bagpipes, bombards, dances and folklore.
More on Breton Music

Religious Processions
Join the thousands of pilgrims during their annual religious processions, the famous Pardons

What's On

Check our Calendar of Events for all major music and dance festivals, religious processions, sailing races across the region.

There are over 80 major Events taking place during JULY-AUGUST 2012 across the region and so we encourage you to have a look at our calendar for full details.

Full details of the 2012 Summer Season

 
 
About Brittany

Situated in the north western of France, Brittany, Bretagne in French, Breizh in Breton, is an enchanting region with a unique prehistorical past, legends and traditions with 2800 km of coastline and beautiful countryside.
Check the maps of Brittany (Bretagne).

With two regional nature parks, the ancient forest of Brocéliande and 600km of canals and rivers, the inland has plenty to offer to visitors specifically after walking and boating holiday experience. On the coast, enthustiasts of ornithology, fishing, photography and painting can indulge with the rugged pink granite shapes and high cliffs of the north or the estuaries and islands of the south. Families will appreciate the numerous sandy beaches.
More on our top destinations and main tourist attractions guide.

If you wonder what else is there to do, well wonder no more: adventurous watersports, horse riding or learning to play golf in some beautiful spots, or simply relax in one of the best thalassotherapy spas in France. If you are worried about what to do with the children, simply look at our family guide full of ideas for toddlers and teenagers, with aquariums, animal parks, water fun and leisure parks, and even adventure parks to jump in the trees. The gourmet set will delight at the gastronomy on offer while touring the vineyards of the south region, without forgetting, of course, plenty of sightseeing.

From Celts to Romans, from Duchies of Bretagne to unification with France, Brittany has a wealth of historical interests. Trail through its fortified towns like Saint-Malo, its stunning Vauban's citadel on Belle-Île or in its historic capital, Nantes, just to name a few of its many tourist attractions. A country of strong traditions where religious processions in full traditional Breton costumes, the famous Pardons, remain major events in the annual calendar and are a "must do" in any holidays activity list.

Its diverse sceneries and beautiful landscapes with changing lights and colours have also been the attraction of many artists since the 19th century to this day. It remains a country of the arts with numerous music, medieval and folklore festivals taking place all year round from the Breton capital of Rennes to its smallest villages.
More on our festivals and pardons guide of Bretagne.

When it comes to gastronomy, you are really spoilt for choice ! With so many fishing ports, fresh fish and splendid seafood is the highlight of Brittany's food sold in abundance at local markets or sampled at restaurants where you can indulge on a stunning seafood platter (Plateau de fruits de mer). This is without forgetting Brittany's renowned speciality featherlike pancakes and butter rich cakes. As France's leading vegetable producting region, markets are full of fresh produce, ideal when you are in self-catering accommodation.
More on our food and wine guide.

If you are not sure where to stay, we give you all the information you need with resourceful links to some of the most extensive hotels lists from budget accommodation to charming and unusual places including full indulgence at the region's most luxurious Châteaux and Hotels. Whether you wish to stay in a self-catering apartment by the beach, a holiday village with a pool, a pet friendly cottage, a large family gite in the countryside or simply a campsite in a seaside resort, Brittany can cater for everbody's needs and amenities.
More on our accommodation guide for hotels, gites, cottages, holiday villages in Brittany.

With two main passenger ferry terminals, four international airports, direct links with the high speed trains only two hours away from Paris, a wide range of ferry crossings and an excellent road network, Brittany is easily reachable whatever means of transport you opt for.
More on our holiday travel guide.
 

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Northern Coastline
North Brittany
Emerald Coast
north brittany
Pink Granite
north brittany
North Finistère
Southern Coastline
south brittany
South Finistère
south brittany
Morbihan
north brittany
Loire-Altantique
 
Brittany Best Beaches
Beaches
Brittany Castles
Castles
Brittany festivals
Festivals
Brittany Beautiful Villages
Villages
Canals and rivers
Canals
Churches
Churches
Brittany Islands
Islands
Brittany Top Towns
Top Towns
Bookstore: Recommended travel & tourist guide books to Brittany with walking maps, Road maps, Children's books, Asterix, Breton Cuisine and much more