Brittany

Lonely lighthouses

Brittany’s beautiful Atlantic coastline, with its rugged headlands and windswept islands, is a lighthouse-lover’s paradise. Due to the wild nature of these western shores, the Finistere and Morbihan departments account for a large proportion of France’s total 150 lighthouses. These evocative structures, built largely during the 19th century to keep shipping safe, serve as reminders […]

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Megaliths and Menhirs

Megaliths and Menhirs

Like modern-day tourists, prehistoric man was drawn to southern Brittany for reasons which remain shrouded in the mists of time. Carnac – capital of the megaliths The countryside around Carnac is rich in Neolithic remains, erected by early settlers who put roots down in the area 6-7,000 years ago. World famous for its avenues of […]

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Island hopping in Brittany

Island hopping in Brittany

While thousands of holidaymakers flock to mainland Brittany each year to enjoy its lovely landscape, beautiful beaches and fine weather, the more adventurous head further afield to explore the islands off its coast.  Each with its own unique identity, the Iles du Ponant as they are collectively known range from the tiny Chausey archipelago (just […]

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Celebrating the oyster in Brittany

Celebrating the oyster in Brittany

Towns and villages throughout France are renowned for their fetes, occasions when locals and tourists come together to celebrate whatever it is the area is famed for. From onions to oysters, Brittany can boast more than its fair share of these events, among them the Grande Fete de l’Huitre which takes place every August in […]

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