Best Towns Brittany France – Enjoy Mysticism, History, Culture And Beauty

By • Jun 20th, 2013 • Category: Brittany Guide

There is only one problem about visiting France, and that is deciding where to go, as it is so full of beautiful places. Romantic and so culturally rich, France is loved by so many visitors. Brittany in France is mystical, with its Celtic roots and has so many highlights.
Although many people visit the Brittany region of France for the coastal sights, there are also plenty of things to see and do away from the coast. One of the scenic highlights is the Cotes d’Armor, which comprises most of Brittany’s northern coastline.

Best Towns Brittany France – By Department

Cotes d’Armor

Here are some of the best towns Brittany France in the Cotes d’Armor department.┬áIf you are visiting Perros-Guirec, don’t miss two of the most scenic spots, Cap Erquy and Cap Frehel, as well as nearby Tregastel and Fort la Latte and the distinctive pink granite coastline that the area is famous for.

Also worth visiting is the large port of Lannion in the north west, and the port town of Pontrieux to the south. The cathedral town of Trequier is popular, as is the attractive port of Dinan.

Another one of the highlights of Brittany France is Moncontour, once the centre of linen production in the area, and one of the inland highlights is Plancoet.

Best Towns Brittany France – Morbihan

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The area around the town of Morbihan in south west Brittany is well known for its many prehistoric monuments and medieval towns, mostly located around the Gulf of Morbihan.
Carnac is world famous for its mysterious lines of standing stones, or megaliths, and there are also stones to be seen in nearby Locmariaquer, although the entire region is well known for its prehistoric sites.
Other highlights of Brittany France include Pontivy and the picturesque fishing village at Lorient.
Two of the most attractive towns in Brittany are Vannes, with its medieval centre, and Auray, with its picturesque port. Josselin Castle in Morbihan is a popular attraction, as is Rochefort-en-Terre, port to the south of Josselin.

Ille et Vilaine
The area around Rennes in eastern Brittany has more countryside than coast, although still has plenty of attractions, including Mont Saint Michel and the coastline to the west, called the Emerald Coast.
Rennes, Vitre and Dol de Bretagne are all fascinating towns with well preserved medieval centres. However, this part of Brittany also has some great beaches and a range of coastal attractions.
About 14 miles to the north of Vitre is the well known castle of Fougeres, while to the north east of the Ile et Vilaine is Saint Sulac, often described as one of the prettiest villages in the whole of France.
Other places in the area worth visiting include Dinard and Cancale, as well as the port town of St Malo, with its impressive walls, and the castle at Combourg.

The western and most remote part of Brittany is known as Finistere, and is well known for its spectacular and rugged coastline. One of the largest towns in the area is Brest, and also worth visiting is the beautiful Armorique Regional Park.
Two villages in this area are among the highlights of Brittany France, Le Conquet and Le Faou, one of the prettiest in France. Also worth a visit are the busy town of Landerneau, as well as Saint Pol de Leon, and Morlaix in northern Finistere.

To the south west, Locronan also claims to be one of France’s most beautiful villages, and Pointe de Pen Hir, Camaret and the scenery of the Crozon Peninsula are other area highlights.

Other highlights include the large town of Quimper, the popular resort of Benodet, and Douarnenez with its boat museum, as well as the Cairn de Barnenez and the Chateau de Taureau.

When visiting Brittany there are many types of accommodation to choose from, whether it be a hotel, a gite, rented holiday accommodation or even a caravan holiday, to really enjoy the great outdoors. Travelling by caravan you can pack in even more highlights of Brittany and visit the Best Towns in Brittany France.

Author Bio: The author, Ben, loves travelling by caravan. He has explored Brittany and other regions in France this way. One website he found has a great guide about caravan sites open all year in Brittany, as well as other French regions. Click on this link caravan sites open all year in Brittany and get lots of really useful information about the region and lots more.

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