Sights & Attractions in Brittany


Sights Overview
Name Category Location
Base de Sous-Marins Keroman
Built by the Nazis during World War II, this...
Military Sites Cancale
Basilique St-Sauveur
Embracing a range of architectural styles,...
Religious Sites Dinan
Cathédrale St-Corentin
Brittany’s second-largest cathedral (surpassed...
Religious Sites Quimper
Cathédrale St-Pierre
A late-18th-century building in Classical style...
Religious Sites Rennes
Cathédrale St-Pierre
A panoply of medieval art, St-Pierre boasts a...
Religious Sites Vannes
Cathédrale St-Pierre–St-Paul
One of France's last Gothic cathedrals, this was...
Religious Sites Nantes
Cathédrale St-Vincent
Originally founded in the 12th century, the...
Religious Sites St-Malo
The stolidly built, fortresslike Château, at the...
Museums / Galleries Dinan
At the edge of the ramparts sits a 15th-century...
Castles / Palaces St-Malo
Château de Combourg
Chateaubriand, an icon of the Romantic Era,...
Castles / Palaces Combourg
Château de Keriolet
Five miles away from Concarneau is the village of...
Castles / Palaces Concarneau
Château de Vitré
Rebuilt in the 14th and 15th centuries to protect...
Castles / Palaces Vitre
Château des Ducs de Bretagne
Built by the dukes of Brittany, who had no doubt...
Castles / Palaces Nantes
Cité des Télécoms
Five kilometers (3 miles) east of Trébeurden is...
Museums / Galleries Trebeurden
Festival Interceltique
Held in the first half of August, this festival...
Festivals Brittany
Fort National
Lying offshore and accessible by causeway at low...
Military Sites St-Malo
Grand Eléphant et Galerie de les Machines de l'Ille
Had Jules Verne (a son of Nantes) and Leonardo da...
Museums / Galleries Nantes
Grand Phare
Built in 1835, the Grand Phare at Port Goulphar...
Nautical Sites Belle-Ile-en-Mer
Grotte de l'Apothicairerie
Continue on to the Grotte de l'Apothicairerie,...
Towns Belle-Ile-en-Mer
Ile du Grand Bé
Five hundred yards offshore is the Ile du Grand...
Islands St-Malo
There's a good beach, Larmor-Plage, 5 km (3...
Beaches Brittany
Dating from around 4500 BC, Carnac's menhirs...
Archaeological Sites Carnac
Moulin du Grand Poulguin
Head to the Moulin du Grand Poulguin, a...
Restaurants, Promenades / Boardwalks Pont-Aven
Musée de Beaux-Arts
The town’s art museum captures some of the...
Museums / Galleries Pont-Aven
Musée de Bretagne
Designed by superstar architect Christian de...
Museums / Galleries Rennes
Musée de la Faïence
In the mid-18th century Quimper sprang to...
Museums / Galleries Quimper
Musée de la Ferme Marine
Just south of town, this museum explains...
Museums / Galleries Cancale
Musée Départemental Breton
Local furniture, ceramics, and folklore top the...
Museums / Galleries Quimper
Musée des Beaux-Arts
Containing works by Georges de La Tour,...
Museums / Galleries Rennes
Musée des Beaux-Arts
More than 400 works by such masters as Rubens,...
Museums / Galleries Quimper
Musée des Beaux-Arts
Designed by Clément-Marie Josso, this noted...
Museums / Galleries Nantes
Musée Thomas-Dobrée
Across from the medieval Manoir de la Touche,...
Museums / Galleries Nantes
The church of Notre-Dame, with its fine,...
Religious Sites Vitre
Parc du Thabor
Make sure you stroll through this lovely park,...
Gardens / Arboretums Rennes
Parlement de Bretagne
Originally the palatial home of the Breton...
Government Buildings Rennes
Passage Pommeraye
Erected in 1843, this is an elegant shopping...
Stores / Malls Nantes
The unique Port-Musée combines maritime-themed...
Museums / Galleries Douarnenez
Promenade du Clair de Lune
Hugging the seacoast on its way toward the...
Promenades / Boardwalks Dinard
From Le Palais head northwest to Sauzon, the...
Towns Belle-Ile-en-Mer
Sentier des Douaniers
The famous seaside footpath, the Sentier des...
Trails Trebeurden
Tour de l'Horloge
For a superb view of town, climb to the top of...
Viewpoints Dinan
Tour de la Bridole
Fragments of the town's medieval ramparts include...
Architectural Sites Vitre
Tumulus de St-Michel
Carnac also has smaller-scale dolmen ensembles...
Archaeological Sites Carnac
Ville Close
Sitting in the middle of Concarneau's harbor,...
Military Sites Concarneau


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