Top towns and villages in Brittany

Here are just a few towns and villages that are worth adding to your itinerary.

 

Rennes is the region’s capital and a lively inland University town with a vibrant cultural scene.Place-de-l-Opera-Rennes

 

Saint Malo on the north coast is a walled citadel with long stretches of beaches. The bustling town centre has some great little eateries that serve up freshly-caught seafood.

Saint Malo

 

Slightly inland from Saint Malo, Dinan is another impressive mediaeval citadel on a river, and holds the official title of Ville d’Art et d’Histoire (Town of Art and History). You can walk along the ramparts and meander through the postcard-perfect timber-fronted buildings.

the-port-of-Dinan

 

On the southern side of the Brittany peninsula, Pont-Aven is a scenic old mill town on the Aven river which is famous for its school of painters and known to be an artists’ haven – in fact you might recognise it from Gaugin’s paintings. Riverbanks, water mills and old stone buildings give the place a quaint and authentic feel.

harbour-of-Pont-Aven

 

Doelan harbour in Clohars-Carnoët is a picturesque hideaway near Lorient. It is a little fishing port with a lighthouse, breathtaking scenery and a coastal path that leads out to neighbouring villages.

port-of-Doelan-at-high-tide

 

Further down the south coast, Carnac is France’s answer to Stonehenge; megalithic stone formations stretch as far as the eye can see, surrounded in history and mystery.

Dolmen-in-Carnac

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