Bretagne region


A map of Brittany

Brittany in France

The departments in  Brittany

The departements of Brittany

The towns in Brittany

The towns of Brittany

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Regional capital : Rennes

Departments / Counties of Bretagne

Number Department Capital
56 Morbihan Vannes
35 Ille et Vilaine Rennes
29 Finistère Brest
22 Cotes d'Armor Saint Brieuc

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A photo from Brittany

Located on the Atlantic coast of western France, Brittany points out towards the oceans. The very dented and rocky coastline is dotted with small fishing ports and windy roads. It was from here that many boats would once set sail for "La Terre-Neuve" (Newfoundland) in Canada to fish for cod.

There is a strong identity, culture and pride in "Bretagne" and the Celtic influence stands out, many people still speak the old language.

The region of tradition and folklore. Music and the Feznoz parties. fine regional cuisine, cider, traditional costumes, language and Celtic influence makes this a very special region. The distinctive hats worn by the women and men with their black clothes are still a common sight. Local cuisine is of course strongly centred on fish and seafood, whilst the "Crêpes Bretonnes" (Brittany pancake) is very typical.

Views of inland Brittany
View of inland Brittany

You can also discover the beauty and history of the inland waterways of Brittany, boat hire and selfdrive cruises are a great family adventure. There is a choice of boat sizes and capacities all with out the requirement of a skipper licence.

View of churches and buildings
View of churches and buildings

The dramatic coast lines with cliffs, rock lined beaches and emerald waters are ideal for sailors, wind surfers and divers.

You'll often see signs and posters with the words Fest Noz, this translates to Night festival, you'll often find a live concert, food and refreshments.