Exploring Brittany is a wonderful experience that can take you from the famous pink granite coasts of the Cotes d’Armor in the north of Brittany, to the laid back beaches of the south, to the towns and communes that are steeped in ancient history, to the quality fish and seafood restaurants. to the quirky culture of the Breton inhabitants and so on…
Have only lived here for a short while, I haven’t even started to scratch the surface of the attractions of Brittany. Whilst admiring the beauty and structure of a beach in Brittany, one can walk or drive a few hundred meters and enjoy the equally stunning experience at a completely different beach. it’s like the proverbial gift that keeps on giving.
There are so many beautiful towns and villages in Brittany, it’s quite hard to categorise what constitutes a “town” Sometimes a town appears to be a rustic church surrounded by a collection of shops and buildings which in the UK would be deemed a village.
But it matters not, because most of the towns or urban areas in Brittany have a beauty about them which is helped by flower arrangements everywhere, by bridges or just random displays. Nearly every town I have visited so far has one or two florists; flowers are a big deal here. It does help that the weather in Brittany is mild all year round, and therefore plantations survive.
The people of Brittany are mostly helpful, friendly and very proud of the Bretagne culture. They tend to see themselves as completely different to the rest of France.
As mentioned, I have only lived in Brittany for a short time, so am not an expert on the best places to go in Brittany, depending on your version of a “Best Place” but as I travel around, I will endeavour to introduce some comment or local information about each place that I visit, together with a selection of photographs, so that you can share in my Brittany experience
These are a few of the places enjoyed so far, together with some facts and a bit of opinion.
In addition, you can enjoy a selection of some photos of Brittany