Brittany is a region of France, located in the north-west of the country. Home to more than four million inhabitants, Brittany’s capital city is Rennes and its largest city is Nantes. It even has its own language called “Breton”. You can easily get to Brittany via ferry, car, train or plane.
The region is a historically and culturally significant area of France and is filled with many underrated gorgeous towns that tourists should be looking to catch a glimpse of.
Brittany’s ancient megaliths hark back to a mysterious prehistoric era (they’re from the same period as England’s famous Stonehenge). You can see thousands of these historic standing stones, known as menhirs, in Carnac as well as check out ancient artefacts in the Museum of Prehistory.
If you like huge structures, you might also enjoy exploring the many geologic formations to be found in Brittany, France. Put Cote de Granit Rose, La Roche-aux-Fees, Tumulus de St Michel and Pointe du Decolle on your itinerary.
Don’t forget to check out The Valley Of The Saints which features a feudal moat, a 16th-century chapel and giant statues of Breton saints.
There are various other historical sites also worth exploring in many of Brittany’s towns which have managed to beautifully preserve their history. For example, Dinan is a beautiful old medieval town in Brittany, France. Traverse the three-kilometre long ramparts or check out Dinan’s sights such as St Catherine’s Tower, the Tour de l’Horloge and the winding streets of Vieux Dinan.
Some of the most beautiful destinations in Brittany, France also include Auray, Locronan, Paimpont, Ploumanac’h, Pont-Aven, Rochefort-en-Terre, Roscoff, Saint-Malo and Belle-lle.
There are plenty of old castles, forts and castle ruins to visit in Brittany, France. Some popular picks include: Fort La Latte, Chateau du Taureau, La Hunaudaye, Josselin, Rosanbo, La Bourbansais, Bienassis and the Château de Kerjean.
In Brittany, France, another fun thing to do if have the time is to go island-hoping. Some of the stunning island you can visit are Ile de bat, Ile de Brehat, Le Grand Be and Ille Callot.
Nature lovers will also love Brittany, France as it contains many walking and cycling tracks, parks and gardens and beautiful beaches, perfect for seaside activities.
There are a multitude of hostels and hotels in Brittany to stay at. For those looking for hostels, places like Concarnaeu, Rennes, Saint-Malo, Saint-Pierre-Quiberon, Moulin Blac or Ile-de-batz are among your best bets. However, each of these spots normally have only limited hostels available, so be book as soon as possible after deciding your travel dates to ensure you don’t miss out on a cheap place to lay your head at night in Brittany.
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