Brittany places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Brittany region. See also our Brittany guide.

Brittany sightseeing and tourist information

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Armorique Regional Park (Finistere)

The Armorique regional park is a lovely way to enjoy the countryside of Brittany both on and away from the coast [...]

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Arzon (Morbihan)

Arzon is a tiny village with basic facilities near the coast [...]

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Audierne (Finistere)

The picturesque harbour area and the proximity of beaches combine to endure the popularity of Audierne [...]

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Auray (Morbihan)

Auray is a an attractive town with lovely views across the port of Saint-Goustan [...]

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Becherel (Ille-et-Vilaine)

Becherel is a pretty town and a centre for books. [...]

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Belle Ile (Morbihan)

Belle-Ile is the largest of the Brittany islands and has lovely coastline and pretty villages to enjoy exploring [...]

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Benodet (Finistere)

The long established resort of Benodet has a very scenic harbour for your promenade! [...]

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Camaret (Finistere)

The pleasure port, local beaches, historic monuments and prehistoric standing stones nearby all make Camaret a popu [...]

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Cancale (Ille-et-Vilaine)

Cancale is the perfect place to try the famous Brittany oysters, fresh every day! [...]

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Cap Frehel (Cotes-d'Armor)

Cap-Fréhel is a scenic clifftop, viewpoint and coastal path [...]

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Carnac (Morbihan)

Carnac is famius worldwide because of the extensive number of prehistoric standing stones and dolmens nearby [...]

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Carnac Plage (Morbihan)

Sooner or later you might fatigue of the thousands of prehistoric monuments in head for the small reso [...]

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Chateaugiron (Ille-et-Vilaine)

The castle and towers in the heart of old Chateaugiron help explain why it is now classed as a 'small city of chara [...]

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Combourg (Ille-et-Vilaine)

Combourg is best known for the Chateau de Combourg, once home to Chateaubriand, the romantic French author [...]

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Concarneau (Finistere)

Now listed as a town of art and history, you will find lots of interesting monuments in Concarneau [...]

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Cote de Granit Rose (Cotes-d'Armor)

The pink rocks and blue seas of the Cote de Granit Rose make it one of the prettiest coastlines in France [...]

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Crozon (Finistere)

The Crozon peninsula in western Brittany has an ideal combination of villages, coastline and beaches [...]

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Dinan (Cotes-d'Armor)

The extensive medieval centre of the walled town of Dinan ensure its popularity - one of our favourite Brittany tow [...]

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Dinard (Ille-et-Vilaine)

Dinard, estblished as a fashionable resort in the 19th century, is still one of the nicest towns in Ille-et-Vilaine [...]

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Dol-de-Bretagne (Ille-et-Vilaine)

The lovely old town in Dol-de-Bretagne ensure it remains one of the most popular destinations in Brittany [...]

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Douarnenez (Finistere)

Tourism based around the beaches and pleasure port have largely overtaken fishing as the principal industry at Doua [...]

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Emerald Coast (Ille-et-Vilaine)

The Emerald Coast in northern Brittany is extremely popular with visitors and contains numerous places of interest, [...]

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Forges des Salles (Cotes-d'Armor)

Attraction or village? The Forges des Salles was a 19th century village for workers in the forges, now restored as [...]

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Fougeres (Ille-et-Vilaine)

The castle and historic lower town are the main attraction, but be sure to also explore the newer upper town in Fou [...]

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Guerlesquin (Finistere)

Guerlesquin, listed as a 'small city of character', is a lovely way to see the traditional granite architecture for [...]

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Huelgoat (Finistere)

The walk through the ancient forest that is accessed from Huelgoat town centre is very popular with visitors [...]

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Ile aux Moines (Morbihan)

In the Morbihan Gulf, the Ile-aux-Moines is also very easy to reach - very enjoyable to spend a day exploring but y [...]

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Ile Brehat (Cotes-d'Armor)

The views and landscapes of the small island of Ile-Bréhat can be explored on foot or by bike; a lovely escape fro [...]

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Ile de Groix (Morbihan)

With a popular beach, lovely traditional cottages and scenic villages the Ile-de-Groix is one of our favourite Brit [...]

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Ile Glenan (Finistere)

The uninhabited islands of the Glenan archipelago are now a popular nature reserve and diving centre [...]

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Ile Houat (Morbihan)

We particularly recommend you walk the coast path around the small island of Ile-de-Houat [...]

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Ile Molene and Ouessant (Finistere)

The remote and barren landscapes of the Molene islands are fascinating and now a listed World Biosphere Reserve [...]

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Ile-d'Arz (Morbihan)

The beaches and scenery along the coastal footpath combine to make the Ile d'Arz, in the Morbihan Gulf, very popula [...]

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Ile-de-Batz (Finistere)

The Ile-de-Batz is one of the most popular Brittany islands, with a pretty harbour, beaches, semi-tropical gardens [...]

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Ile-de-Sein (Finistere)

As well as lovely scenery you will also enjoy exploring the village on the remote island of Ile-de-Sein, now listed [...]

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Josselin (Morbihan)

The castle and the river are the centre of your visit to the historic town of Josselin [...]

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La Roche-Bernard (Morbihan)

The river harbour and historic old town centre make La Roche-Bernard a lovely little town to visit [...]

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La Trinite sur Mer (Morbihan)

The quiet harbour town of La Trinité-sur-Mer is where you can discover a traditional Brittany harbour before touri [...]

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Landerneau (Finistere)

Among the highlights in the center of Landerneau, the medieval houses next to the bridge are our favourite [...]

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Langon (Ille-et-Vilaine)

Langon is home to an ancient chapel with a Roman fresco [...]

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Lannion (Cotes-d'Armor)

Although Lannion is now associated with hi-tech industries, you will also find an interesting historical centre [...]

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Le Conquet (Finistere)

The surrounding rocky coastline is the main attraction here, and the village of Le Conquet itself is also pleasant [...]

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Le Faou (Finistere)

The attractive harbour and traditional wooden houses explain why Le Faou is now listed amng the most beautiful vill [...]

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Locmariaquer (Morbihan)

The quiet small town of Locmariquer is best known for the famous oysters produced here, and available in the local [...]

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Locquirec (Finistere)

Locquirec is a quiet tradional Brittany town, visited above all for its sandy beaches [...]

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Locronan (Finistere)

Locronan, listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France' is one of our favourite villages in Britany [...]

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Lorient (Morbihan)

Due to the fishing industry and war time damage Lorient is not a typical Brittany destination but retains some high [...]

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Moncontour (Cotes-d'Armor)

The highlight in Moncontour is exploring the streets of half-timbered houses within the medieval defensive walls [...]

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Mont-Dol (Ille-et-Vilaine)

Mont Dol is a small village with a hill top on which stands a windmill and a small chapel. [...]

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Morbihan Gulf (Morbihan)

The Gulf of Morbihan, almost a protected lagoon on the southern coast of Brittany has various islands and places of [...]

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Morgat (Finistere)

The long sandy beach at Morgat has been the centre of activity here for more than 100 years, since the resort was f [...]

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Morlaix (Finistere)

The pleasure port is the center of activity in the lively town of Morlaix [...]

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Paimpol (Cotes-d'Armor)

The harbour and the traditional small houses combine to make Paimpol a very interesting town to explore [...]

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Paimpont (Ille-et-Vilaine)

Paimpont is well known for its 'magical forest', part of the ancient forests that once covered Brittany [...]

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Perros-Guirec (Cotes-d'Armor)

Peros-Guirec is a popular town in the heart of the beautiful Cote de Granit Rose [...]

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Plancoet (Cotes-d'Armor)

Quiet when compared with the coast towns in Brittany, Plancoet and the nearby valley of the Arguenon river merit ex [...]

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Plouezoch (Finistere)

At Plouezoc'h you wil enjoy a stroll around the town, and the view to the Chateau de Taurea on a small island [...]

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Pont l'Abbe (Finistere)

One of the quieter towns in Finistere, the port in Pont-l'Abbé and the walk long the river make for a very pleasan [...]

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Pont-Aven (Finistere)

The watermills and harbour area give Pont-Aven its own special appeal [...]

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Pont-Croix (Finistere)

The Collegiale Church of Notre-Dame de Roscudon and the narow surrounding streets are the highlight of your visit t [...]

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Pontivy (Morbihan)

Pontivy is particularly interesting because it has a medieval old town and also a region added in the Napoleonic er [...]

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Pontrieux (Cotes-d'Armor)

The canals, river and port in Pontrieux - and the famous washhouses - make it a very scenic town to explore [...]

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Port de Crouesty (Morbihan)

Port Crouesty is a new port development near Arzon, with a picturesque wak around the headland [...]

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Port Navalo (Morbihan)

Port Navalo is a small traditional and unspoiled port near Arzon [...]

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Quiberon (Morbihan)

Apart from the town itself, the main attraction here is the scenery and beaches along the coast of the Quiberon pen [...]

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Quimper (Finistere)

The important town of Quimper is also one of the most visited in Brittany, especially for the half-timbered houses [...]

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Quimperle (Finistere)

The extremely pretty centre of Quimperlé make it one of the loveliest small towns in Finistere [...]

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Redon (Ille-et-Vilaine)

Combining and active port with the cobbled streets of the old town, Redon is very enjoyable to explore [...]

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Rennes (Ille-et-Vilaine)

An unmissable highlight in the region, Rennes has a very picturesque medieval centre [...]

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Rochefort-en-Terre (Morbihan)

Now listed as one of the 'most beautiful villages in France' you will enjoy a stroll around the centre of Rochefort [...]

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Roscoff (Finistere)

Think Roscoff is just a ferry terminal? Take time o explore the historic centre! [...]

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Saint-Brice-en-Cogles (Ille-et-Vilaine)

Most visitors to Saint-Brice-en-Cogles also enjoy the tour of the local castles and manor houses [...]

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Saint-Brieuc (Cotes-d'Armor)

A lively local town rather than a tourist town, Saint-Brieuc has a substantial cathedral and a historic centre to v [...]

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Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys (Morbihan)

The quiet village of Saint-Guildas is visited for the Abbey Church and the natural harbour [...]

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Saint-Goustan (Morbihan)

The picturesque harbour area of Saint-Goustan is a lovely place for a promenade after exploring the town of Auray [...]

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Saint-Malo (Ille-et-Vilaine)

We were pleased to discover that Saint-Malo, often considered a ferry port, is also an exceptional town to explore [...]

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Saint-Pol-de-Leon (Finistere)

The highlight of your visit to Saint-Pol-de-Léon migh be the 15th century Cathedral Saint-Paul-Aurelien - or it mi [...]

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Saint-Suliac (Ille-et-Vilaine)

Saint Suliac is a beautiful village on the estuary of the River Rance in Brittany. [...]

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Sainte-Anne d'Auray (Morbihan)

This ensemble of religious monuments in Sainte-Anne-d'Auray was a most unexpected discovery in southern Brittany [...]

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Sarzeau (Morbihan)

See Suscinio Castle and the Gardens of Chateau de Kerlevenan in Sarzeau before heading to one of the beaches to the [...]

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Tregastel (Cotes-d'Armor)

The resort of Tregastel has one of the nicest beaches in the area, and we also enjoyed following the coast path nea [...]

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Treguier (Cotes-d'Armor)

The cathedral and the 15th century half-timbered houses combine to make Treguier a particularly interesting town to [...]

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Vannes (Morbihan)

An unmissable highlight in this region of Brittany, the half-timbered houses in the centre of Vannes make it one of [...]

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Vitre (Ille-et-Vilaine)

A town not be missed, Vitré has a superb historic centre with numerous fascinating medieval buildings [...]

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For more information about the region see the detailed Brittany travel guide

Classified tourist sites to visit in Brittany

Listed below are some of the main places and destinations in Brittany that have received 'official' tourist classifications.


Aquarium de Vannes

Aquarium marin de Trégastel


Enclos paroissial decorative churches






La Martyre

La Roche Maurice








Saint Thégonnec


Grand Sites of France

Beauport Abbey

Cap d'Erquy / Cap Frehel

Massif Dunaire de Gavres-Quiberon

Pointe du Raz

Heritage Sites

Camaret-sur-Mer tour dorée (Vauban fortifications): Tourist guide

Classified 'most beautiful villages'

Carnac: Tourist guide

Ile-de-Sein: Tourist guide

Locronan: Tourist guide

National Monuments

Cairn de Barnenez

Maison Ernest Renan

Megalithic site of Carnac

Megaliths of Locmariaquer

towns classified as Recommended Detours

Dinan: Tourist guide

Paimpol: Tourist guide


Vitre: Tourist guide

Regional Natural Parcs

Armorique: Tourist guide

Listed 'Remarkable Gardens'

Arboretum de Poërop

Conservatoire botanique du Stangalac'h

Jardin Delasselle

Jardin des fontaines et parc de l’Athanor

Jardin du Botrain

Jardin du château de La Ballue

Jardin du château de la Roche-Jagu

Jardin du château de Lanniron

Jardin du Colombier

Jardin du Grand Launay

Jardin du Kestellic

Jardin du prieuré de Locmaria

Jardin exotique

Jardins de Broceliande

Jardins de Kerambar’h

Jardins de Kerdalo

Jardins de Montmarin

Jardins du château de la Bourbansais

Parc botanique de Cornouaille

Parc du château de Bonnefontaine

Parc du château de Caradeuc

Parc du château de Trévarez

Parc floral de Haute-Bretagne

Parc Victor Chevassu

Protected historical town centre

Dinan: Tourist guide

Rennes: Tourist guide

Treguier: Tourist guide

Vannes: Tourist guide

Vitre: Tourist guide

Sites of Natural Beauty

Archipel des Glénan

Baie de Douarnenez

Cap Frehel

Golfe du Morbihan

Lac de Guerlédan

Marais de Mousterlin


Pointe de Penhir

Pointe du Grouin

Towns of Art and History

Concarneau: Tourist guide

Dinan: Tourist guide

Dinard: Tourist guide

Fougeres: Tourist guide

Lorient: Tourist guide

Quimper: Tourist guide

Rennes: Tourist guide

Vannes: Tourist guide

Vitre: Tourist guide

Ville d'etape


Dol-de-Bretagne: Tourist guide



Josselin: Tourist guide



4* Towns in Bloom




Dinard: Tourist guide

Fougeres: Tourist guide

La Gacilly

La Vraie-Croix

Lannion: Tourist guide

Le Rheu

Pontrieux: Tourist guide

Quimper: Tourist guide


Rochefort-en-Terre: Tourist guide



Saint-Malo: Tourist guide

Vannes: Tourist guide

Zoo or wildlife park

Parc zoologique du château de Branféré

Zoo de Pont-Scorff

Zooparc de Trégomeur