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  • 1 Belle-Île Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Towns and villages

    The largest Breton island, Belle-Île (which means "beautiful island") is with its very name an alluring invitation. It is distinguished by small valleys cutting through tall rocks to reach beaches or little harbours, fields interspersed by ..

  • 2 Cap Fréhel Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    D 16 F - 22240 Fréhel

    Situated between Saint Brieuc and Dinard, Cap Fréhel is one of the most spectacular sights along the Emerald Coast. Its 70m-high sheer cliffs overlook the sea, as well as reefs, which are battered by the violent breakers below. The tone of its red, g..

  • 3 Océanopolis Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Port de Plaisance du Moulin-Blanc F - 29200 Brest

    Situated to the east of the marina and with the appearance of a giant crab, Océanopolis is a wonderful showcase for life in the world's oceans. Several giant aquariums containing 10 000 animals and 1 000 different species provide a spectacular insigh..

  • 4 Côte d'Émeraude (Emerald Coast) Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 35260 Cancale

    Since 1890, this pretty name has been used to refer to the stretch of coast between the bays of Mont-St-Michel (St Michael's Mount) and St-Brieuc. You can admire wonderful panoramic views at Pointe du Grouin and Cap Fréhel, the coast's most grandiose..

  • 5 Côte Sauvage Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 56360 Belle-Île

    From ports to beaches, you will enjoy Sauzon, a small port dotted with sailing boats, the Pointe des Poulains, where Fort Sarah Bernhardt is located near to the home of the famous tragic actress. The sandy beach and rolling sea at Port Donnant are en..

  • 6 Pointe du Raz Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    D 784 F - 29770 Plogoff

    The magnificent Pointe du Raz headland, a rocky spur which is subjected to the full force of the wind and waves, is situated at the westernmost point of the Cornouaille coast. Officially classified as a "Grand Site de France", it attracts c..

  • 7 Pointe de Penhir Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 29570 Camaret-sur-Mer

    With its 70m-high cliff, this headland on the Crozon peninsula enjoys an unforgettable view. The three formidable and isolated rocks below the cliff are known as the Tas de Pois. To the left, the Dinan headland is visible, while to the right, the St-..

  • 8 Ménez-Hom Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 29550 St-Nic

    Ménez-Hom (alt 330m) is the summit of the Black Mountains and one of the highest parts of Brittany. It occupies a key position commanding the approach to the Crozon peninsula, over which it affords a wonderful view. You will be able to admire the Bay..

  • 9 Rocks Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 29942 Ouessant

    This coastline is part of the beautiful Côte Sauvage of the island of Ouessant. To the north of the lighthouse of Créach, the fascinating rugged landscape, treacherous coastline and jagged rocks pounded by the sea are most impressive.

  • 10 Crozon Peninsula Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 29160 Crozon

    The Crozon Peninsula extends far into the sea; nowhere else, except perhaps at the Pointe du Raz, do the sea and coast reach such heights of grim beauty. Gaze down the steep sheer cliffs and admire the colour of the rocks as the waves smash onto the ..

  • 11 Parish closes Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    F - 29600 Morlaix

    A parish close can be recognised by its closed area comprised of a church, cemetery, generally an ossuary, calvary, outer sacristy and often a monumental or "triumphal" arch or porch. The first major close is that of St-Thégonnec, known for..

  • 12 Saint Malo Ramparts Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    quai de Dinan F - 35400 St-Malo

    By way of the St Vincent gate you reach the ramparts that were begun in the 12C. Some houses are still intact after the bombings of 1944. Beyond the Great Gate you'll find a view over the narrow isthmus which links the old town to the suburbs. From b..

  • 13 Golfe du Morbihan Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 56000 Vannes

    This gulf, which is about 20km wide and dotted with sixty or so islands and islets, is famous for its beautiful scenery. The light at sunset is particularly memorable, even more so at low tide. Start on the west coast at the Pointe d'Arradon, going p..

  • 14 Lac de Guerlédan Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 22530 Mûr-de-Bretagne

    This lake is 12km long and its winding wooded banks lie in the heart of the picturesque Argoat. It is a magnificent snaking stretch of water formed by the damming up of the Blavet, and is one of the loveliest sites in inland Brittany. Fishing, sailin..

  • 15 Les Sept-îles Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Trestraou F - 22700 Perros-Guirec

    This archipelago is the largest nature reserve of marine birds in France. Boat trips leave from Trestraou and take visitors around the islands: first Rouzic, inhabited by an impressive colony of Northern gannets, then the Île de Malban and Île Bono, ..

  • 16 Église Sainte-Croix Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Rue Bremond-d’Ars F - 29300 Quimperlé

    The circular layout of this church is inspired by the plans of Saint-Sépulcre de Jérusalem. Built in the 11C, it had to be rebuilt (with the exception of the apse and crypt) in 1862, when its bell tower collapsed. The apse is an extremely fine exampl..

  • 17 Château du Taureau Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Plage de Kelenn F - 29660 Carantec

    It is a memorable experience to approach this pale granite fort standing in the waves from the sea. A first fort was built here in 1542 to protect Morlaix from English attacks. It was reworked by Vauban before being turned into a prison, then a saili..

  • 18 Les Vire-Court Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 29000 Quimper

    The Odet River meanders its way through the high wooded cliffs. Further south, the bend in the river is so sharp that a Spanish fleet coming up the Odet at the start of the 17C didn't dare risk navigating it. On the right bank before Le Perennou, dow..

  • 19 Cathédrale Saint-Samson Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Place de la Cathédrale F - 35120 Dol-de-Bretagne

    This huge Gothic-style edifice which bears the name of the first bishop of Dol-de-Bretagne, was built in the 12C and 13C but additional ongoing work was not completed until the 16C. On the outside of the building, on the south side, you will notice t..

  • 20 Musée Sarah Bernhardt Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Pointe des Poulains F - 56360 Sauzon

    The Villa des Cinq Parties du Monde was built by the tragic actress's son, Maurice. It houses a light-hearted exhibition which you can work your way around with an audioguide (with texts spoken by Fanny Ardant). You will get to know more about the ex..

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