Brittany is a region that A Paris Travel wants you to include in your France travels! We'd love to help you with a customized itinerary to enjoy both the Northern and Southern areas...quite distinct in this picturesque part of Western France. Brittany is Bretagne in French and in the Breton language, it is Breiz. La Bretagne is a huge peninsula which juts out into the Atlantic in France’s northwest corner. Click here to read about our Brittany tours.
It has always been a unique and rather independent region of the country both culturally and geographically. Click here to listen to a story from CNN entitled "Bretons fight to save language from extinction".
If you'd like to have a wonderful stay, you could take the TGV/bullet train to a major city in Brittany (Rennes, Nantes). From there, a driver guide could pick you up for your touring pleasure. Contact us to arrange your tour in Brittany!
With a Celtic history, there are prehistoric megaliths which even today are a mystery! It’s a region where you quickly find the modern and the medieval. Brittany’s history is colorful! Between 3500 and 1800 BC earlyinhabitants built stone monuments at Carnac and other sites. Celts later settled in the area and they were eventually conquered by Julius Caesar.
Celtic refugees settled in Brittany and they gained independence from Carolingian rule becoming a duchy in the 10th century, with the capital at Rennes. For 400 years they tried to stay independent with the rivalry between the French and British. With the marriage of Anne of Brittany, the duchy linked up to France and it was finally incorporated into France in 1532. While enjoying the area, it's always more fun to have the presence of a knowledgeable guide.
À Paris Travel can arrange this for you, as well as make all your hotel reservations. Click here to contact us to help you with your travel plans for Brittany.
Along its northern shore, Brittany has magnificent beaches and fishing ports with abundant oyster beds. In south Brittany, the milder climate produces a coastal region less dramatic and more protected with wooded river valleys.
Western Brittany is exposed to the Atlantic and is a wind-swept area. Western Brittany is where the Breton culture is most visible with its crepes, cider, traditional costumes, and Celtic music. Inland Brittany has fields and rolling farmland. A Paris Travel wants you to enjoy Brittany and we can arrange for a private guide for your Brittany travel.
In Rennes, there are wonderful medieval buildings, where history melds with the modern. Vannes, Dinan, and Rennes, (the Breton capital), have well preserved medieval quarters where half-timbered buildings shelter inviting markets, shops, creperies and restaurants.
The walled port of St-Malo on the Côte d'Emeraude recalls the region's maritime prowess, while the remarkably intact castles at Fougères and Vitré are reminders of the mighty border-fortresses that protected Brittany's eastern frontier before its final union with France. Contact us to book a tour in Brittany. A trip to Brittany for several days combines well with a visit to Paris. We'd suggest you allow 5-6 days to properly tour the area.