Brittany has a lot of little-known treasures you will discover. Here is a quick review of the best places to stay in, and what to do.
Places of interest
- Brocéliande Forest, one of the most famous places of celtic legends still alive: in the commune of Paimpont. Many Arthurian legend come from there: Chrétien de Troyes's Yvain, the Knight of the Lion, other legendary places said to be located within the forest include the Val sans Retour, the tomb of Merlin and the Fountain of Youth.
- Pointe du Raz. It is a promontory whose local name is Beg ar Raz. It is a dramatic place of crashing waves and strong winds. The La Vieille lighthouse is clearly visible from the rocks.
Plus many museums and local attractions: Pont Aven Museum, Oceanopolis, Haliotika...
Also to discover
Ile de Bréhat
Bréhat Island kept its rocky shore wild and unstained from modernity. Have a walk or a bicycle ride to the chapelles Notre-Dame de Kéranroux or Saint-Michel, breathe on the Chaise de Renan, visit the tidal mill, the citadelle and Rosedo beacon.
Quimper was an Episcopal and ducal town. Its medieval aspect is much appreciated by visitors and inhabitants.
Rennes, a city old of more than two thousand years, was the capital of the Celtic Redones tribe and thereafter coronation city at the time of the dukes.
This city also called Cité d’Alet is a must for visitors. The "Promenade de la Corniche" lets you walk around the fortified town, admiring views over Saint-Malo bay.