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Exploring Brittany

Brittany is one of France's most rugged regions and is a fascinating mix of spectacular coastline, superb beaches, rolling countryside, ancient towns, magical islands and inland woods.  It is a land rich in Culture, Tradition and History. Most roads around the region are quiet, so driving around is a much more relaxed and pleasurable experience.

When you journey through Brittany you'll discover a people whose language, customs and dress are a vivid reminder of their Celtic heritage.  There is so much to see and do in Brittany for all ages there is never enough time to do it all!  

"The Spirit of Brittany" Video from Brittany Ferries can be viewed below

We are located in the Cotes D'Armor Region, close to the border with Morbihan.


The Cotes D'Armor Region

The coastline stretches from the huge granite boulders eroded into fantastical shapes along the Pink Granite Coast at Perros-Guirec, to the highest cliffs in Brittany at Plouha ending finally in the serene landscapes and fine sandy beaches of the Emerald Coast.


Along the way are
 
characterful fishing ports and a bird-watchers paradise at ‘Sept Iles’. Pretty inland towns abound, a ‘must’ being the wonderful medieval river port of Dinan on the River Rance.  (See the video below)

Cotes d’Armor offers a magnificent array of seafood. It is the largest European producer of scallops. Sample those from Erquy in ‘coquilles St-Jacques’.

The Morbihan Region

The beautiful island-studded Golfe du Morbihan – literally ‘Little Sea’ in Breton - is central to the department of Morbihan’s pretty seaside resorts, marinas and long beaches making this one of Brittany’s ideal holiday locations (See the video below).
 
The endless Morbihan coastline provides plenty of opportunity for watersports, La Trinite-sur-Mer is a popular sailing choice.


Inland, there are also excellent walking trails in the Forest of 
Quenecan beside the beautiful Lake Guerledan. For heritage and culture, visit Morbihan’s capital city of Vannes, or marvel at Carnac’s giant Neolithic stones.

How better to wash down Sarzeau’s famously fabulous oysters than with a glass or two of Muscadet wine, cultivated in the area around Nantes.


A Selection of Brittany Highlights within easy reach of Le Boterff include:
  • The World Heritage Site of Mont St Michel (1 Hour 45 Minutes)

  • The medieval walled town of Dinan, set high up above the river Rance.  The maze of winding streets are fascinating to explore (70 minutes)

  • The historic town of Quimper, home to the famous faience pottery (80 minutes)

  • The historic town of Vannes (70 minutes) and the Gulf de Morbihan (one of the most beautiful bays in the world)

  • The Isle de Moines and the Isle D'Arz in the Gulf of Morbihan (110 minutes with short ferry crossing from Baden)
  • The Pink Granite Coast and the Emerald Coast on the North Coast
  • Carnac and the ancient standing stones on the South Coast (80 minutes)
  • The ancient walled coastal town of Concarneau (La Ville Clos) (90 minutes)

This is just a small selection of some of the superb places to visit.  For information on all of this and much, much more you can visit the Brittany Tourism website by clicking here