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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.

Inland there's breathtaking countryside, historic towns and quaint villages waiting to be discovered. From seaside resorts like Dinard and Benodet to ports such as Lorient, and architectural gems including the regional capital Rennes, there are plenty of places to explore.

Enjoy Brittany's vibrant capital city of Rennes, the rich seafaring history of St Malo and the sheer elegance of neighbouring resort Dinard. Add the pristine medieval charms of Dinan, breathtakingly beautiful countryside, and even an enchanted forest, and you'll still have only scratched the surface of this region's delights.

Dramatic rock formations, fine beaches, glorious countryside, and a unique sense of identity mean that this part of Brittany is often compared with Cornwall. There's also the fabulous seafood, historic cities such as Brest, Quimper and Vannes, and the genuinely warm Breton hospitality to enjoy.

Top places to visit

Rennes in Brittany is a vibrant capital city of impressive architecture, excellent shopping and wonderful gastronomic delights.

Roscoff is a picturesque fishing village on the North coast of Brittany and is an idyllic introduction to Brittany's rustic charms.

The beautiful city of St Malo in Brittany curves out to sea on a stunning natural harbour that has created some of the best sandy beaches on the Emerald Coast.

Fougères in Brittany is a charming town that is home to the Château de Fougères, the largest medieval fortress in Europe.

These incredible stone alignments were created in several stages, some more than 6000 years ago.

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...

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.

Originally built by the residents and traders of Morlaix to protect the town from the English in 1544, the Château du Taureau has changed its purpose several times during its lifetime.

Autumn Habitat Expo in Brest

House and home.The Habitat expo has toured several large towns in the West (Vannes, Brest and...

Court Métrange Festival

Fantastic and strange.This short film festival is dedicated to the fantastic and the strange. Fans...

Cabinets de Curiosités, exhibition

A fantastical curiosity Discover the curious tradition of the cabinet of curiosities in this new...

Hello Birds Festival

Music, art and food beside the sea.The story behind Hello Birds Festival is the story of a group of...