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Brittany Travel Guide

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Plan Your Brittany Vacation

Wherever you wander in Brittany—along jagged coastal cliffs, through cobbled seaport streets, into time-burnished cider pubs—you'll hear the primal pulse of Celtic music. Made up of bagpipes, drums, and the thin, haunting filigree of a tin whistle, these folkloric tunes tell you that you are in the land of the Bretons, where Celtic bloodlines run as deep as a druid's roots into

the rocky, sea-swept soil.

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Updated 1/20/2014

Top Reasons To Go

  1. Waterworld Experience the extreme drama of the Granite Coast, with its crazy-shape outcrops, or the rippling waters of the Bay of Morbihan, snuggling in the Gulf Stream behind the angry Atlantic.
  2. The wild isle Venture down the untamed Quiberon Peninsula and catch a boat to rugged, unspoiled Belle-Ile-en-Mer, Brittany's wildest island.
  3. Gauguin's Pont-Aven A cité des artistes, Pont-Aven and its colorful folkloric ways helped ignite the painter's interest in Tahiti.
  4. Unidentical twins A ferry ride across the Rance River links two delightfully contrasting towns ancient, once pirate-ridden St-Malo and genteel, Edwardian Dinard.
  5. Stone me! Contemplate the solemn majesty of row upon row of anciens menhirs at Carnac, the "French Stonehenge."

When To Go

When to Go

The tourist season is short in Brittany: late June through early September. Long, damp winters keep visitors away, and many hotels are closed un...

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