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Brittany Tourism Attractions

  • Brittany is one of the most important touristic region in France, particularly appreciated for its seafront wonders along its 3,500 kilometres of coastline.
  • Brittany is the ideal location for sailing trips and all kind of water sports activities to practice throughout the year in one of its multiples sailing schools and clubs.
  • Brittany is also an ideal location for those looking to walk along the 5,000 km of track roads, those looking for biking and even horse-riding, combinated to the nature discovery.
  • A number of music festivals are also celebrated in Brittany and play an important role as touristic attraction. This is the case of the famous celtic festival of Lorient.


Brittany Sporting activities
Water sports
Brittany accounts for 120 sailing schools and 230 water sports centres and is the first French destination and location for water sports.
Brittany offers many nautical activities such as: sailing, catamaran, storm sail, wind surf, surf, body board, fun board, long board, skim board, body surf, rowing and canoe-kayaking on rivers and sea, sand yachting and speed sailing on the beach or diving and undersea sports like scuba diving.
Brittany is also a region of fishing thanks to the atlantic ocean and to many rivers and lakes.
Brittany is very famous for its sailing races such as: "La route du Rhum", "Le tour de Bretagne à la voile", "Le trophée Jules Verne".

Land sports
Brittany accounts for 33 Golf courses along the seaside and across various landscapes.
This is the second favorite european location for Golfing after Scotland.
Brittany accounts for 5,000 kms of tracks roads for walking, hiking, horse riding and cycling.

Relaxation
Brittany is the birth place of thalassotherapy thanks to the ocean's benefits and marine climate.
Brittany accounts for 10 thalassotherapy centres, renowned for their quality, facilities, and advanced technological treatments.
They are located in Saint-Malo, Dinard, Perros-Guirec, Roscoff, Douarnenez, Bénodet, Carnac, Quiberon, Belle-île-en-Mer and Port-Crouesty.
Brittany Parks and Attractions
Aquariums and Zoos
Brittany accounts for many famous marine sites to visit.
It includes: "Océanopolis" in Brest with 500,000 visitors, "Aquarium of Saint-Malo" with 430,000 visitors and "Aquarium of Vannes" with 149,000 visitors, "Aquarium du Golfe", "Aquarium Marin de Trégastel"
Other animals can also be seen such as snakes in the "Terrarium de Kerdanet" or insects in the "Insectarium de Lizio".

Amusement Park
Leisure parks: "Le Village Gaulois ", "Odet Loisirs" and "Cobac Parc".
Aquatic parks: "Treziroise", Forum de Trégastel", "Océlia" and "Aqualorn".
Adventure parks: "Coëtarlann Aventures", "Aventure Parc Quelneuc" and "Forêt Adrénaline".

Parks and Gardens
Brittany accounts for many gardens to visit such as: the "Jardin Exotique de Roscoff" with subtropical plants and the "Parc botanique de Cornouaille" with worldwide vegetation.
Brittany Festivals and Events
Spring
"Gouel Erwan" in May, all over Brittany (celebrating Saint Yves and the culture).

Summer
"Festival de Cornouaille": in July in Quimper (celebrating dance, theatre plastic arts and music).
"Les Vieilles Charrues": in July in Carhaix (celebrating music).
"fête du Chant marin in August in Paimpol (celebrating marine songs)
"Festival interceltique" in August in Lorient (celebrating celticmusic).

Autumn
"Festival Electronik": in October in Rennes (celebrating the electronic music)

Winter
"Les Transmusicales" in December in Rennes (celebrating music).
Brittany Towns and villages of interest
Finistère
Quimper: known as "ville d’Art et d’Histoire" it is a town with a rich patrimony including: the Saint-Corentin cathedral, 17th century properties, ramparts, museums and Odet quays.
Roscoff: characterful small town and seaside resort, famous for thalassotherapy and oceanographical research centre.
Concarneau: is surrounded by ramparts and is the 3rd fishing port of France, including a small village of granit in the middle.

Côtes d'Armor
Dinan: is surrounded by one of the oldest and most extensive ramparts of Brittany. About 13,000 people live in this picturesque town full of half timbered buildings from 14th century.
Paimpol: is known for its harbour and quays, its museums and small streets.
Perros-Guirrec: consists of a fishing port and marina, "Saint-Jacques" church and beaches.

Morbihan
Vannes: is known as an art town and is located in the "Golfe du morbihan". It has ramparts and a typical breton architecture.
Carnac: is really famous for its sandy beaches, rural and traditionnal architecture as for its meghalitic site.
Lorient: is famous for its celtic music festival as for the scuba diving practice.

Ille et Vilaine
Saint Malo is situated at the Cote d'Émeraude, with fortifications and ramparts as popular tourist attraction. This is also an important harbour for ferry services with England.
Cancale: is a fishing port, famous for its oysters, oyster beds covering many hundred hectares and interesting museum. Mont-Saint-Michel can be seen from Cancale.
Rennes: retraces 2,000 years of history. The town includes typical half-timbered houses and 2 royal places.

"Villes et Villages Fleuris"
Brittany accounts for many flowery towns and villages awarded such as: Lannion, Trébeurden, Roscoff and Saint-Juvat.
Useful contacts
Touristic Information
www.bretagne.com


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