A land of legends that marvelously combines tradition and authenticity, Brittany has been able to take on a strong identity over time. Wild cliffs, rocky coasts, heather moors, mysterious forests, the region’s natural heritage is exceptional and attracts many hikers every year. The climate, mild and oceanic, is also very attractive, as does the joie de vivre that reigns there, as well as the important built heritage.
Attached to its traditions, Brittany regularly highlights its cultural heritage through events as famous as the interceltic festival of Lorient, the Vieilles Charrues festival and the many fest-noz offered throughout the territory, but also through its gastronomic heritage, with kouign-amann, crêpes et galettes, far Breton, fish and seafood or even andouille of Guémené.
When you cross Brittany, it is impossible not to find what you are looking for, as there are so many tourist sites! The coastline, first of all, is full of natural beauty, like the Emerald and pink granite coasts, the Pointe du Raz, the Crozon and Quiberon peninsulas or the Gulf of Morbihan. Offshore, the islands of Groix, Belle-Île-en-Mer, Molène, Bréhat and Ouessant are true havens of peace conducive to healing. Recognized for their benefits, the thalassotherapy centers that line the Brittany coast can satisfy the vacationners looking for relaxation and fitness.
How can you also resist the architectural attractions of Quimper, with its’ typical character of Breton villages or the picturesque charm of Pont-Aven? But Brittany is also made of history and its legends, with major sites such as Carnac and its impressive megalithic alignments, the city of Rennes, capital of Brittany, or the famous forest of Brocéliande where the famous Merlin the enchanter would have lived!