Brittany is ideal for both long holidays and quick weekenders. The French come here themselves to sample the first class cuisine on offer in the many restaurants. Cider is the favored drink and the pace of life is slower.
The north and west coasts, open to the force of the North Atlantic, are rugged and rocky, with beautiful sandy coves and beaches. The south coast, facing onto the Bay of Biscay, is flatter, much milder, and graced by a number of large sandy beaches. The name "Brittany" derives from the Britons who, back in the dark ages, came south across the English Channel to seek refuge from the Anglo Saxon invaders.
Brittany is very distinctive, with its own language and Celtic cultural tradition that set it apart from the rest of France. The Breton language, though not much used in everyday life, and not understood by most of the modern population, has made a comeback in recent years, and is taught in a lot of schools.
Our selection of multi day Brittany vacation packages.
Our selection of daily Brittany tours.