About Brittany

Brittany is a fascinating mix of spectacular coastline, ancient towns, magical islands and inland woods. A Celtic duchy for more than one thousand years before its annexation to France in 1532, it is a land rich in culture, tradition and history. Brittany is a province in the western part of France corresponding to the departments of Finistere, Cotes- d'Armor, Morbihan, Ille-et-Vilaine and Loire-Atlantique. The climate is oceanic: the winters are mild and the summers are cool. Agriculture, fishing and tourism are the main sources of income along with canneries and shipyards. With the exception of Rennes all the main cities are located on the coast.

Brittany Coastline

  • Rennes is the administrative and cultural capital of Brittany. It has a large industrial zone and is also a major agricultural and business centre.
  • Nantes is the biggest city of Brittany and is a city of art with a great industrial centre and a busy port.
  • Brest and its suburbs draw their living mainly from the navy and the industrial centre. It has developed into the 2nd university city of Brittany.

Places to see in Brittany