Long independent from France, Brittany (Bretange, in French) has developed its own distinctive language and culture that is still very visible and felt nowadays. Touched by the Atlantic Ocean, which keeps its weather often cloudy but always temperate, Brittany offers sweet landscapes of beaches, rocks and nature. A relaxing place best explored strolling through its Middle-Age cities and peculiarities like Mont St. Michel or by enjoying one of the great outdoor opportunities. To start tasting please check my gallery of pictures below. Enjoy!
The "pirate city" of St. Malo has been one of the most flourishing seaports in France for centuries
A detail of St. Malo's impressive fortification
Monument to Fallen SOldiers from WWI & WWII in St. Malo. Being close to Normandie and location of several battles it is common to see these memorials in almost every village
Interior of the Gothic Catedral
View from the Mordreuc bay, created by the Rance river before flowing into the Ocean
A particular resident from Mordreuc bay since a long time.
Vien of Mt. St. Michel arriving with low tide
A view from below the cathedral helps understanding the difficulties of its contruction.
France is home of Gothic architecture
The small plaza in front of the main Cathedral
The by of Mt. St. Michel with low tide
An interior room, in a level below the cathedral
Another view from the village below
Day or night, low or high tide, it is surely stunning!
The cathedral at Dol-de-Bretagne, one of the best preserved of the region.
A detail from the interior of the choir
Traditional well preserved wooden house
A summer destination long before Nice, Cancale as its own share of sweet beaches and middle-age glamour.
And of course a good share of locally produced seafood
A view above Dinan's little port
Probably the best preserved city in the region Dinan offers a nice walk centuries back
Glass window showing Duchesse Anne of Bretagne, iconic ruler of Brittany
The city center is close to most traffic and enjoyable to walk
Many families find pride in preserving their inherited houses
A view from Cap Frehel, landmark point for boats leaving/coming Brittany
The Lighthouse at Cap Frehel now stay in a protected natural park
Typical tents in traditional marine colours on the beach
Another seaside resort long before Nice, as confirmed by Hitchcoks' statue on the beach, Dinard is the high-end destination of the region
In sunny days the sea offers infinite shades of blue and green, thus giving the name to "Emerald Coast"
In low tide, where sea, land and sky meet
In low tide beaches are perfect and safe for letting children play and learn swimming and surfing
Another view of the city's fortification
For the end of the world second left
Sillon beach, the most famous beach of St. Malo, very appreciated by residents, just outside the city's walls