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Brittany Travel Information

Medieval towns, thick forests, a rugged and dramatic coastline and beautiful beaches, Brittany is a unique and unmissable region of France.
A good place to start is the charming city of Vannes, with its Medieval Village, ports and parks. The Medieval Village sits surrounded by ancient fortified walls and is buzzing with boutiques and creperies. Wander around the pedestrianised cobbled streets come the evening to soak up the vibrant atmosphere. Within its walls lie two museums: the Chateau Gaillard, a 15th Century mansion house, which accommodates the museum of archaeology whilst La Cohue, a 13th Century covered market that once hosted the Breton Parliament, is now the museum of fine arts.
Another simply stunning destination is Saint Malo, once the feared base of pirates, sits today as a highly popular walled town and renowned birthplace of French explorer Jacques Cartier. The Chateau de Saint Malo is the town’s own impressive castle, once owned by the Dukes of Brittany. Today it houses a museum, model ships and paintings and also allows for excellent views from the look-out tower. For true relaxation, head to Longchamp beach in St Lunaire, a breathtaking spacious, golden sands stretch with rock pools and safe swimming for all ages.