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There are tours of Normandy and Brittany from Paris. You'll see the enclosed beds. Quimper is the tourist center. Market days, Wednesday and Saturday, are most picturesque. The square in front of the Cathedral is crowded with colored tents in which all sorts of things are sold. Dinard in northern Brittany is the largest seaside resort.
St.-Malo, across the harbor from Dinard, is a walled city full of charm. It is also a battlefield site now. There are innumerable little fishing villages along the Brittany coast where local traditions are preserved. .
Brittany is a region of legend and mystery, quite different from the rest of France. Its people are Celtic, they have their own language and traditions, and for their nearest affinities look to Cornwall or Ireland, rather than, say, to Paris. The coastline, with its rugged rocks and fine sandy beaches and its bathing resorts, is more likely to interest the visitor than the lonely interior. The winter climate is mild but wet, and the bathing season lasts only from May to early September. It is an ideal area for a family holiday. This is a deeply Catholic land, where every village has its calvaries and churches richly decorated with carvings in wood and stone. The chief religious festivals are the local pardons - of which there are still eighty a year, there are also picturesque fetes of many kinds, often associated with the sea. Local culture is strong, at festivals, older women still carry the strange tall coifs
on their heads, and the men wear fancy waistcoats. They are a people of small farmers and deep-sea fishermen. Though much of Brittany is very poor, parts especially in the North West. are rich with early vegetables, strawberries, cattle, and oyster-beds. But agriculture is not enough: new atomic and electronic centres are springing up, and in contrast with this development the old culture is declining.
The capital is Rennes, in the East, a town now rapidly growing, with a big university and some important factories such as the Citroen car works. On the NE. coast, St Malo has a proud seafortress and some lovely old streets, and Dinard is a major bathing resort. Between them lies the striking new tidal hydro-electric dam across the River Rance. Further West, near Lannion, another sign of modernity is the strange white dome of France's main space-communications centre. In northern Finistere, Roscoff is the place from which the onion-selling `Johnnies' go abroad, Morlaix was the scene of the famous `artichoke war' in Ig6i, and Landerneau is the home of Edouard Leclerc, the Danilo Dolci of the French retail trade. Brest is a big naval port, Plougastel is where the best strawberries come from. In southern Finistere, Quimper is a lively and graceful city, Pont-Aven is a painters' village where Gauguin lived, the River Belon produces very good oysters, and Benodet and Beg Meil are delightful little resorts. Breton towns notable for their architecture include Vannes, Locronan, and Vitre. Near Carnac there are prehistoric menhirs, and two Benedictine abbeys where you can hear superb Gregorian plainsong. Nantes, on the estuary of the Loire, is a big seaport and industrial town, nearby St Nazaire depends on shipbuilding. La Baule is a large bathing resort with fine beaches.
Lace, woodwork, and antique Breton furniture can be bought. Fish and shellfish are the food specialities, notably oysters and homard (lobster), the latter is often served in a rich armoricaine sauce. There are some pleasant white wines, the best known of which are Muscadet and Gros Plant. You can drink cider and eat wafer-thin pancakes (crepes) in folksy Breton cafes.The Pardons, religious pilgrimages, run from May to October.

Hotels in Brittany

Premiere Classe Rennes Est Cesson Brittany Premiere Classe Rennes Est Cesson Za Des Peupliers - 14 Avenue Des Peupliers, Cesson Sévigné

A stopover in the centre of Brittany. Several minutes from the town centre and within easy access of the A84, the N157 via the N136, our hotel welcomes you for tourism and business alike.… More

Hotel Mercure Cesson Brittany Hotel Mercure Cesson  40 Rue Du Bignon, Cesson Sevigne

Newly built latest generation 3 star hotel offering 61 ultramodern luxury rooms. Located just 5 minutes from the centre of Rennes on the ring roads allowing easy access to all key locations.…More

Arcantis Hotel Voltaire Brittany Arcantis Hotel Voltaire 10, Rue de Guebriant, Rennes

We offer all amenities of a modern and welcoming hotel in a quiet and green environment. All rooms are equipped with flat screen TV.

Escale Oceania Quimper Brittany Escale Oceania Quimper  6 Rue Theodore Le Hars, Quimper

In the heart of the town centre, near the Odet docks, you can enjoy the quiet and warm atmosphere of this hotel in the city of Quimper.More

Citôtel De La Valette Brittany Citôtel De La Valette 

Route De Paris, Rennes Métropole, Lieu-Dit Grippé, Rennes/Cesson Sevigne

The Hotel de la Valette is located in the charming Manoir de Grippé grounds. We are surrounded by a secluded and leafy setting, close to the laid out banks of the river La Vilaine.More

Hôtel Balladins Brest Express Brittany Hôtel Balladins Brest Express  253 Rue Du General Paulet, Brest

The Balladins Brest Hotel is a comfortable hotel that will offer you services of exceptional quality.…More

Hôtel Restaurant Les Loges Brittany Hôtel Restaurant Les Loges  ZA les loges, 8 Rue du Moulin, Rennes-Chantepie

Situated just outside Rennes, the hotel is ideally located near the major roads and it offers peaceful, cosy and comfortable accommodation.More

Belem Hôtel Brittany Belem Hôtel  2, Rue De La Croix Raux, Saint-Malo

Designed to offer the most relaxing holiday possible, this hotel is the only two-star hotel in Saint Malo that features rooms with Jacuzzi baths or hydro-massaging showers. More

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