A region with a wonderful collection of castles, many picturesque towns and delicious cuisine
Brittany is a firm favourite with school groups, renowned for delicious crêpes, cider, seafood, stunning coastlines, medieval towns and impressive sites of historical interest.
The area boasts more 14th, 15th and 16th century castles per square mile than anywhere else in Europe. The 16th century Château de la Bourbansais, with its own zoo, has been owned by the same family for 400 years and is especially popular with groups. The fabulous Fort La Latte, on a dramatic rocky promontory, makes a wonderful excursion.
Well preserved medieval towns with cobbled streets and quaint old buildings always prove popular attractions. Dinan and Vitré give visitors a taste of traditional French culture and an insight into what life must have been like in previous centuries.
St Malo is Brittany’s most impressive walled port city. Once the notorious haunt of pirates it’s now considerably more welcoming with bustling markets, medieval ramparts and fortresses, large aquarium and sandy beach.
The fashionable seaside resort of Dinard merits a visit. The fine sandy beaches, street market, Victorian mansions and cafés have attracted the British for over 100 years.
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