Four Stops in Brittany

Brittany (French: Bretagne) is a cultural region in the north-west of France. Previously a kingdom and then a duchy, Brittany was united to the Kingdom of France in 1532 as a province. The historical province of Brittany is divided into five departments: Finistère in the west, Côtes-d'Armor in the north, Ile-et-Vilaine in the north east, Loire-Atlantique in the south east and Morbihan in the south on the Bay of Biscay. Brittany is home to many megalithic monuments which are scattered across the peninsula.

Brittany has a vibrant calendar of festivals and events. Traditional Breton festivals, fest noz in Breton, regularly take place in towns and villages throughout Brittany and include local music and dancing. Brittany also hosts some of France’s biggest contemporary music festivals.  
The traditional drinks of Brittany are: cider-Brittany is the second largest cider-producing region in France, beer such as Coreff de Morlaix, Tri Martolod and Britta sort of mead made from wild honey called chouchenn, an apple eau de vie called lambig.

Located on the west coast of France, Brittany has a warm, temperate climate. Rainfall occurs regularly – which has helped keep its countryside green and wooded, but sunny, cloudless days are also common.

#First stop
Le Sentier des Douaniers (The Path of the Customs)

I realized these photos during the hike described below. This is for people who are interested in geology, flora and fauna. 
  • Departure: Trestraou beach
  • Distance: 7 km round trip (2h30)
  • Marked trail GR.34
Bullets impacts of the Second World War

One of the most beautiful walks in the region, discovering the chaos of pink granite.

#Second stop
Mont Saint Michel
It is a rocky tidal island and a commune in Normandy. The population of the island is 41, as of 2006. The island has been a strategic point holding fortifications since ancient times. The Mont-Saint-Michel and its bay are part of the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. 

The climb to the abbey is hard, by the time you have mounted the celebrated Escalier de Dentelle (Lace Staircase) to the gallery around the roof of the abbey church, you will have climbed no fewer than 900 steps!

 More than 3,000,000 people visit it each year. 
Go to Mère Poulard 's restaurant, to have an authentic moment!
It is at this entrance of the site.

 #Third stop
Saint Malo
Saint-Malo is the most visited place in Brittany. It is a walled port city in Brittany in northwestern France

Sites of interest include: the Walled City (La Ville Intra-Muros), the Château of Saint-Malo, the Cathedral of St Vincent, the Great Aquarium Saint-Malo, the Labyrinthe du Corsaire

The tides of the Bay of St. Malo are among the largest in Europe.

It remains an important port (boating, fishing, trade and travelers).

#Fourth stop
Cap Fréhel

Cap Fréhel is a peninsula in Côtes-d'Armor, in northern Brittany, which extends off the Côte d'Émeraude into the Golfe de Saint-Malo. No towns or villages are situated on the peninsula however two lighthouses. The Cap is located 8.5 km from the town centre of Fréhel.

Amazing landscapes!

There are many beautiful places in Bretagne, and most of them have an real history with a medieval architecture. So, go there and discover the most beautiful cities in Britain, its unique heritage from a unique culture, friendly people, sandy or rocky coastlines and beautiful sunsets.

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