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Ophorus Tours - Brittany

Brittany

Discover Brittany France, a region known for its natural rugged coastline, megalithic sites, historic towns and Celtic heritage. Visit the fortified coastal town of Saint-Malo, its remparts and old town. Explore Quimper with its half-timbered houses and narrow streets. Admire Carnac and its 3,000 standing stones, one of the largest megalithic sites in the world. Brittany is also known for its local cuisine such as crepes, galettes (savory buckwheat pancakes), seafood, and cider.

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Learn more about Brittany

A DRAMATIC COASTLINE, dotted with medieval towns & thick forests Welcome to Brittany, a beautiful region in the northwest of France. Known for its rugged coastline, ancient stone monuments, delicious seafood, and Celtic heritage, Brittany offers a unique and unforgettable travel experience. Whether you're interested in history, culture, food, or outdoor activities, there's something for everyone in this captivating region. Geography and Climate Brittany is located on the Atlantic coast of France and comprises four departments: Côtes-d'Armor, Finistère, Ille-et-Vilaine, and Morbihan. It has a coastline that stretches for over 2,800 kilometers, making it a popular destination ...

A DRAMATIC COASTLINE, dotted with medieval towns & thick forests

Welcome to Brittany, a beautiful region in the northwest of France. Known for its rugged coastline, ancient stone monuments, delicious seafood, and Celtic heritage,

Brittany offers a unique and unforgettable travel experience. Whether you're interested in history, culture, food, or outdoor activities, there's something for everyone in this captivating region.

Geography and Climate

Brittany is located on the Atlantic coast of France and comprises four departments: Côtes-d'Armor, Finistère, Ille-et-Vilaine, and Morbihan. It has a coastline that stretches for over 2,800 kilometers, making it a popular destination for beach lovers and water sports enthusiasts. The region's climate is mild and temperate, with plenty of rain throughout the year. Summers are warm and pleasant, with average temperatures ranging from 18 to 22°C (64 to 72°F), while winters are mild and damp, with temperatures averaging between 7 and 10°C (45 to 50°F).

Top Things to See and Do

1. Explore the Coastal Towns and Beaches
Brittany is famous for its rugged coastline, picturesque towns, and beautiful beaches. Some of the top coastal towns to visit include Saint-Malo, Dinard, and Roscoff, all of which offer stunning sea views, charming streets, and plenty of seafood restaurants. Brittany also has some of the best beaches in France, such as Plage de l'île Vierge, Plage du Sillon, and Plage de l'Écluse, which are perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and water sports.

2. Visit the Megalithic Monuments
Brittany is home to some of the most impressive megalithic monuments in Europe, such as the Carnac Stones, which consist of over 3,000 prehistoric standing stones arranged in rows. Other notable monuments include the Menhir de Champ-Dolent, the largest standing stone in Brittany, and the Cairn de Barnenez, a Neolithic tomb that dates back to 4,500 BC.

3. Experience the Celtic Culture
Brittany has a rich Celtic heritage, which is reflected in its language, music, dance, and festivals. One of the best places to experience Celtic culture is in the city of Lorient, which hosts the Festival Interceltique de Lorient every August. The festival attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world and features music, dance, and cultural events from Brittany, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Galicia, and other Celtic regions.

4. Visit the Historic Towns
Brittany has several historic towns that are worth visiting, such as Rennes, the capital of Brittany, which has a beautiful medieval quarter, and Vannes, a charming walled city with a picturesque port. Other historic towns to visit include Dinan, Fougeres, and Josselin, all of which have well-preserved medieval architecture and plenty of cultural attractions.

5. Taste the Local Cuisine
Brittany is famous for its delicious seafood, such as oysters, mussels, scallops, and lobsters, as well as its traditional dishes, such as galettes, crepes, and kouign-amann.

All our shore excursions in Brittany take place on board spacious premium vehicles that can accommodate 2 to 7 persons in general. All our private day trips from Brittany Cruise Ports are conducted by English speaking drivers or driver/guides that are local experts who will show you the most important landmarks.

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