A land of dramatic coastline and Celtic history
One of France’s most distinctive regions, Brittany boasts miles of dramatic coastline marked with countless coves, rugged rocks and splendid beaches. From the jagged inlets of the Emerald Coast to the white sands of the Quiberon peninsula, it’s a smorgasbord of shape and colour that cannot fail to delight the senses. Attractive little fishing villages shelter bright boats and bustling cafés serve locally caught seafood and delicious sweet crêpes. Inland, country roads wind through carefully tilled farmland, dense forests and apple orchards, the produce from which is used to make the area’s renowned cider.
Celtic history permeates the Breton culture and landscape – Arthurian legend is as strong here as it is in the UK and the numerous festivals of traditional folk art, music and dance in the charming towns celebrate ancient Celtic influences on Breton culture. The region also has its share of castles, manor houses and ornate churches waiting to be explored, as well as the mysterious and famous pre-historic standing stones at Carnac.
Presenting a truly unique experience, Brittany is a gem that enables the unhurried walker or cyclist to discover an ancient and fascinating side to northern France.
3 Matching Holidays
Prestige Emerald Coast Cycling
Quiet coves, elegant seaside towns and Belle Epoque hotels
Featured in the Telegraph's 10 best cycling holidays for 2016, this easy cycle takes in the beautiful Brittany coastline and verdant countryside, following and criss-crossing the River Rance. Visit Belle Epoque towns and bustling fishing...
Morbihan Islands Walk
A dreamy mélange of sea, sky and islands in South Brittany
The Gulf of Morbihan features a scattering of islands waiting to be discovered, the two largest being the Ile aux Moines and Ile d’Arz. The cross-shaped Ile aux Moines offers scenic walks around its 4-mile coastline, while Arz has...
Sandy beaches and rocky inlets of the Coastline in Western Brittany
This south-western tip of Brittany stretches into the waters of the Atlantic, its sandy dunes and marshes giving way to dramatic cliffs as you approach the stunning Pointe du Raz. Follow the coastal paths and explore charming...