Top Reasons to Visit Brittany

Brittany is a remarkable region in France that has a stunning coastline. In fact, the amount of coastline in Brittany accounts for roughly a third of all the coastline in France. That’s one amazing statistic right there! And if that wasn’t a good enough reason in itself, we’re going to give you even more reasons as to why you should visit Brittany.

It’s Famous for its Cuisine

One thing that Brittany is famous for is its link to seafood. This isn’t a shock, especially with its notorious seaports such as Nantes, Lorient, Brest, and Saint-Nazaire. When it comes to the high seas, Saint-Nazaire is particularly important, as it is famous for building large ships, one of which is the RMS Queen Mary 2.

When it comes to the cuisine as a whole, nothing else is quite like it. Brittany is famous in France for being the second largest cider-producing region, which is great as an accompaniment to any meal. For deserts, the most iconic Breton dishes include crepes and galettes. However, Brittany is more famous for its seafood, which offers a wide range of stews, oysters and mussels.

Shells vongole venus clams with parsley in copper cooking dish on dark wooden background

It Offers a Lot of History

Brittany has a tonne of history surrounding it, going as far back as the Neolithic period. In France, it is the second largest historical heritage region after Paris and it’s not hard to see why. One of the most sensational historical sites to see when you visit Brittany is the Carnac Stones.

If you wanted to visit something that’s a little closer to us in the historical timeline, then visiting the historic town of Saint-Malo with its fortified walls and the old ramparts would be a great addition to your trip.

On the other hand, if you wanted to be in a more tranquil environment, then you could visit the island of Belle-Ile on the south coast that consists of stunning fortifications that were erected by the Marshal of France, sometimes known as Vauban.

Carnac, Morbihan, Brittany (France): alignment of menhir

There Are So Many Beautiful Castles!

Because Brittany is on the coast and there is a lot of coastline surrounding it, in the past, it needed to ensure that its shores were fully protected and fortified. Previously, the best way to do this was to build castles. And since Brittany prides itself on its stunning natural beauty and its history, these stunning castles remain to this day.

One of the most beautiful castles that is just off the edge of the Brittany boundary is the French equivalent of Saint Michael’s Mount in Penzance but roughly four times as large – Le Mont-Saint-Michel. This stunning castle is located roughly a kilometre from the Normandy coast and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Another stunning castle that is present in the Brittany landscape is found in the little town of Fougeres. The castle is, without a doubt, one of the finest and largest medieval fortresses in Europe and it has been standing strong for over one thousand years. The castle consists of three enclosures: one for defensive purposes, one for day-to-day uses and maintaining the safety of civilians in times of war, and the last one for the protection of the keep. If this tickles your fancy, then discover the captivating castles of Brittany for yourself!

City view of Fougeres, a historic town in Brittany, France

There are a whole bunch of other reasons as to why you should visit Brittany. Whether you want to explore the beautiful, picturesque landscape of Brittany, or you want to go for a spot of sailing on the surrounding waters, Brittany can offer it all to you. That’s why at Jantom Holidays we put so much care and effort into providing you with the best holiday packages, accommodation and the latest special offers.

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