Brittany

Brittany Charm: 8 Towns You Must See

Brittany Charm: 8 Towns You Must See

If you’re looking for charming villages and memorable places in France, go to Brittany and you’ll never run out. I won’t say these are the best, since dozens will vie for that place. But these are all worth a serious visit! As you may know, Brittany is a large...

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St. Malo: A Treasure on the Coast of Brittany

St. Malo: A Treasure on the Coast of Brittany

St. Malo is an intriguing walled city perched on the northwest coast of France. I’d heard of it for years (people pronounced in French like: Samma-low), and I finally had the chance to go. It faces England across the Channel, and sometimes the winds of the Atlantic...

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Dinan: A Treasure in Brittany

Dinan: A Treasure in Brittany

Dinan is my favorite town in Brittany. In fact, it was the first post I wrote for Oliver's France. Enjoy it again and make plans to go! There are many rolling hills and peaceful landscapes in Brittany. Even here in the midst of this lush, unspoiled land, there are...

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A Tour Through Western Brittany

A Tour Through Western Brittany

In my last post, I gave you a suggested circuit through eastern Brittany. This time, we’ll cover western Brittany, where you’ll encounter wild, rocky coastlines, lush pastureland, and unforgettable villages. If you’re starting off in Paris, think about renting a car...

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Highlights of Eastern Brittany France

Highlights of Eastern Brittany France

Travel to the northwest corner of France and you’ll encounter Brittany. It is the land mass that reaches out into the Atlantic Ocean and touches the English Channel to the north. This region contains the most westerly towns and coastlines in France. Brittany brims...

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Hidden Beaches in Brittany, France

Hidden Beaches in Brittany, France

Up on Brittany’s northwest coast, you’ll find one of the most beautiful coastlines in France. The Côte de Granit Rose, or the Pink Granite Coast, is waiting for you, with beaches you may have never heard of. I call them hidden beaches because many people outside of...

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Dinan: My Favorite Place in Brittany

Dinan: My Favorite Place in Brittany

If it’s your first visit to France, it might not cross your mind to visit Brittany. Your first trip will likely take you to Paris or Provence. But once you’ve gotten the City lights and the land of olives, basil, and garlic out of your system, you may be ready for a...

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