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Brittany

Brittany

A region with a wonderful collection of castles, many picturesque towns and delicious cuisine

Educational Visits & Study Themes

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  • Fort La Latte, 14th century castle. This magnificent fortress is perched on cliffs and linked to the mainland by drawbridges. Climb to the top of the keep and see the building used for heating cannonballs.
  • Cap Fréhel lighthouse, near to Fort La Latte – enjoy a very good walk from one to the other.
  • Château de la Hunaudaye, 13th century fortress with a moat and drawbridge at Plédéliac. Worksheets and educational workshops available to give a taste of daily life in a medieval castle.
  • Bourbansais, stunning 16th century castle, with a wildlife park.
  • Fougères, 12th century feudal castle with 13 towers.
  • Quimper, beautiful city that is rich in Breton Culture. Cathedral, crêperies, pedestrianized streets and half-timbered houses. The town is famous for Quimper faience pottery.
  • Vitré, a ‘Ville d’art et d’histoire.’ Beautiful medieval town.

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  • Rennes, Parlement de Bretagne building, medieval streets and Fine Arts Museum with works by Rubens, Gauguin and Picasso.
  • Josselin, delightful town, impressive castle overlooking river – brilliant for sketching!

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  • St Malo, Brittany’s most impressive walled town, home to legendary pirates and offering a wealth of history.
  • Dinan, 14th century castle, beautiful cobbled streets and walk down to the old port.
  • Dinard, Victorian English mansions, super beach and markets.
  • Le Grand Aquarium, St Malo, Highlights include sharks, turtles, giant grouper, touch pool, jellyfish tank and the Nautibus.
  • La Ferme Marine, Cancale, a film explains the traditional occupation of oyster farming, then a tour of workshops and the exhibition of shells. Oyster tasting optional!

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  • Carnac, more than 3,000 prehistoric standing stones form the largest group of Megaliths in the World.

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  • La Ferme d’Antan, Plédéliac, authentic recreation of 19th century French farm life. Educational workshops include bread-making, butter-making and basket-weaving.
  • Organic cider farms.
  • Breton biscuit factories.
  • Early morning fish market in Erquy.

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  • Goat farms.
  • Educational farm visits.
  • Nature reserves.
  • Lamballe Stud Farm.
  • Ecomusée de Rennes, audiovisual and interactive displays portray five centuries of farming and country life. Demonstrations include sheep-shearing, butter-making, Breton dancing and cider-making.
  • Boat tours to Ile de Bréhat and Les Sept Iles, seabird colony and nature reserve.

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  •  Les Jardins de Brocéliande, is not just a floral garden. Try the ‘Wake up your feet walk’. Take off shoes and socks and walk for 1km over 45 different surfaces, a unique sensation!

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  • Barrage de la Rance Dam, tidal power station.
  • Mont St Michel.
  • Fôret de Brocéliande, home to the legend of Merlin, Guinevere and Lancelot.
  • Vélo Rail, Médréac. Working in pairs, two cyclists pedal mountain bikes fixed to a frame to ride a former railway track. 6km and 14km circuits available.
  • Boat trips on the Rance and Odet.
  • Glass blowing in St Méloir des Ondes.
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