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Top 10 attractions in Brittany

Our favourite attractions in Brittany

Something for everyone

Adventure seekers and nature lovers are spoilt in Brittany with it's beautiful, rugged coastline and its rocky moors inland that are perfect for hiking. Free spirits will be enchanted by it's forests and quiet coves of myth and legend, and the mysterious stones at Carnac.

Alongside the ancient history of its megaliths, Brittany has fascinating medieval towns and cities such as the pretty walled town of Intra Muros in St Malo. A briny region built up on its maritime traditions, there is also much to discover at its fishing ports and at Océanopolis in Brest, a celebration of all things marine.

Whether you've worked up an appetite with adventure sports or culture exploring, Brittany has some good honest food in it's rustic crêpes and cakes such as kouign amann. Be sure to enjoy with a relaxing boule of cidre for a truly Breton experience.

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About Brittany

Just a short distance across the Channel, Brittany is one of the most popular holiday regions in France and offers something for everyone. Along the beautiful and varied coastline of over 700 miles, you'll discover endless sandy stretches, secluded coves, and rugged rock formations.

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Getting to Brittany

Brittany Ferries offers direct sailings into Brittany with our Plymouth to Roscoff and Portsmouth to St Malo ferry routes. At certain times of the year, we also offer a route from Plymouth to St Malo.

Our top 10 things to do in Brittany

Descend into the magical realm of fairtyales, myths and Arthurian legend at the Armorique Natural Park. Wander amongst the mystical hills of Mont d'Arrée that are even older than the Alps or visit Arthur's Cave, the Grotte d'Artus, where…
These incredible stone alignments were created in several stages, some more than 6000 years ago. Legends about their creation abound with one story claiming that the stones are a Roman Legion that the wizard Merlin enspelled.
A huge exciting exhibition of all things connected with the sea. You'll need a full day here, with aquariums, film & live shows and over 1000 kinds of living creatures.
This impressive 11th century castle is one of the largest fortresses in Europe. An entertaining new historical spectacle takes you right back to medieval times and tells the fascinating history of the fortress, which was gradually built…
The Forêt d'Huelgoat is a magical forest full of myths and legends. It is said that King Arthur walked these woods and left some of his treasure in a cave called the Grotte d'Artus.
Discover Brittany's largest island, Belle-île with its Mediterranean climate, spectacular beaches and dramatic scenery. Walk or cycle around the 100km of coastal path to experience the extraordinary beauty of this island which inspired…
The medieval heart of the city, Intra Muros means 'within the walls' and is the ancient walled town of St Malo. Go for a walk along the 2km of magnificent ramparts that stand 12 feet tall.
Separated from the open ocean by a bottleneck only 1 km wide, the Gulf of Morbihan unites sea and land in a stunning landscape of green and blue. With over 40 islands and islets, rocky, wooded and full of assorted plant and animal life…
Explore this small peninsula, with its jagged edges eaten away by the sea, that is located between Douarnenez and Brest. With its spectacular sea views, rugged cliffs and caves, as well as tiny coves and inlets, the area is a popular…
A large sandy beach, the Grande Plage at Quiberon is, of course, a popular place to sit out in the sun. Supervised by lifeguards it also has a beach club for kids of different ages and is great for a family day out.