Brittany is a region found within north-western France. Flanked by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and to the south, this large peninsula has been an important cultural hub since at least the fifth millennium BCE. As the name may already suggest, Brittany has a close connection with Great Britain and this relationship can be seen in its burgeoning tourism industry. The vestiges of its Celtic heritage are not the only top attractions; on the contrary Brittany will please anyone visiting this unique region. So, why do our hoteliers recommend visiting this region?
Transports in Brittany
WHEN TO GO TO BRITTANY ?
Much like the southern portion of England, Brittany is somewhat known for its cold and rainy winters. Our hoteliers highly recommend visiting between the months of June and August. While the days here are noticeably warm and tranquil, the evenings are still quite comfortable. Those who are looking to enjoy the hottest time of the year should visit during August.
Brittany is associated with a total land area of over 34,000 square kilometres. It therefore stands to reason that there is something here for everyone. Let's look at some of the top attractions and things to do suggested by our hoteliers.
TOUR OF PARC DU THABOR
These open-air gardens are found within the city of Rennes and many different species of birds can be encountered.
ENJOY A FEW DAYS OF CAMPING WHEN VISITING THE ÎLE DE SAINT-CADO
A small chapel here offers regular religious masses as well.
EXPERIENCE THE MEDIEVAL SPLENDOUR ASSOCIATED WITH CHÂTEAU DE VITRÉ
Its facade and parapets have been faithfully reconstructed according to the original design.
VISIT THE CÔTE DE GRANIT ROSE
Literally translated as the "Coast of Rose Granite", the shores here will provide you with truly spectacular views of the nearby ocean.
LES SITES MÉGALITHIQUES
Les fans d’Obélix vont être déçus. Les menhirs et dolmens bretons n’ont rien à voir avec lui. Mais peut-être bien avec la fée Viviane… N’est-ce pas à elle et ses fées constructrices que l’on doit qui le monument de la Roche-aux-fées à Essé ? Fi des légendes sur le site de Locmariaquer. Entre menhir, dolmen et tumulus, la réalité historique et scientifique s’affirme avant de mieux s’effacer à Carnac, où 3 000 menhirs se dressent dans la lande et dont la fonction et signification restent un mystère.
VISIT AN ANCIENT CASTLE KNOWN AS FORT-LA-LATTE
Originally erected in the 14th century, this structure is famous for its sandstone walls.
It is always a good idea to enjoy a bit of regional cuisine during your stay. Our hoteliers have complied a list of impressive restaurants.
La Table de Jeanne
La Table de Jeanne is ideally suited for romantic dinners. Offering an open-air appeal, it is an excellent idea during the warmer months of the year.
La Maison de l’Océan
Not only are the meals at La Maison de l’Océan inexpensive, but the magnificent seaside views are priceless. Crab, lobsters, shellfish and more will leave you wanting to come back for seconds.