Fourth stop on our Régiontrip: Brittany!
I have to be honest with you, having grown up between Brittany and Mayenne, I’m not at all impartial about this region! I’m fully committed to it!
I hope this article will make you love Brittany as much as I do.

Its natural wonders

Brittany’s extraordinary landscapes need no introduction. The pink granite coast in the Côtes-d’Armor region comes to mind. This sumptuous coastline can also be seen at Cap d’Erquy, which is all the better preserved for being only accessible on foot.
If you’re looking for a breathtaking view, Brittany is the place for you. The Pointe du Raz will give you the impression of being at the end of the world. It’s located at the very end of Finistère on the Cap Sizun. From here, you’ll have a breathtaking view of the immensity of the ocean and the jagged cliffs of the Brittany coast. You must also visit the Pointe du Grouin (an unusual name, but don’t let it put you off – you won’t be disappointed!). Cap Fréhel offers breathtaking views of the islands of Jersey, Bréhal and Contentin. The Pointe de Pen-al-Lann offers a view of the Morbihan coastline.

Brittany also boasts a number of islands, each more beautiful than the last. If you have the time and opportunity, I really recommend you visit them.
The island of Bréhat in spring is absolutely sublime. Saint Cado will be your favorite at sunset, I can promise you that. Belle ile en Mer also has a lot to offer, including numerous viewpoints. I recommend the one at Pointe des Poulains. It also boasts an attractive marina. But my all-time favorite, the one I really want to share with you, is the Glénan Archipelago. It’s like being in Polynesia. The water is also turquoise! The archipelago is just an hour’s boat ride from the coast, and various departures from different towns are possible.

Its magic

Brittany is particularly famous for its mythical legends. If you’re a fan of these stories, then you’ve come to the right place! Lose yourself in the forest of Brocéliande for the ultimate experience. You’ll discover all the legends about Merlin and King Arthur. A whole itinerary is organized to see the Grail Church and the Valley of No Return, as well as Merlin’s tomb and many other secrets that I’ll let you discover for yourself.
In your quest for legend, you’ll also need to stop off at the Monts d’Arrée: this place is said to contain the gateway to the beyond, Yeun Ellez in Breton. And the Cairn de Barnenez : an edifice of over 3,000 stones located on the Kernéléhen peninsula. Beautiful views over the Térénez cove and Morlaix Bay.
Finally, to complete your quest, you’ll need to take the time to discover the Menhirs of Carnac. They can be seen in the south of Morbihan and number nearly 3,000. You’ll find this strange phenomenon on the Crozon peninsula with the Lagatjar alignment.

Legendary gastronomy

Who hasn’t tasted real, delicious salted butter caramel on a warm pancake? If you’re about to answer “me”, I assure you that’s the first thing you need to do after reading this article! And while you’re at it, between you and me, I’d also advise you to try everything else. Far breton, Kouign-amann orAndouille de Guémené or de Vire. I assure you, it will be a real revelation. Don’t forget, drink cider in the middle of it all.

Outstanding architecture

Brittany boasts a large number of wonderfully preserved towns and villages. For the sake of this article’s length, I’ll only mention a few of them, but I really advise you to go and discover them all.
Saint-Malo remains a must-see. Strolling along its ramparts and cobbled streets is a delightful experience. At low tide, you can visit Île du grand Bé and Île du petit Bé. Dinan should also be on your list. It’s a fortified town with well-preserved half-timbered houses. And in the same spirit, we recommend Locronan. Oyster lovers will love Cancale, with its huge oyster farm, or Concarneau, with its very large fishing port. Morlaix and Quimper are well worth a visit, not least for their distinctive homes. Vannes and Rennes also have a lot to offer, and I hope you’ll take the time to discover them.
For those looking to get away from the tourist crowds, we recommend Rochefort en terre. More discreet but very picturesque.
Finally, I’d like to mention Dinard and Paimpol. Two popular seaside resorts with a rich history.

As our tour of Brittany comes to an end, I hope you enjoyed reading the article as much as I enjoyed writing it. Brittany still holds many secrets, and I hope you’ll come and discover them.

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