Map of places to visit in Brittany

You can find details of some of the places we suggest you visit near Brittany below the map...

 
 

Armorique Regional Park:

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

Armorique Regional Park guide

Arzon:

Arzon is a tiny village with basic facilities near the coast

Arzon guide

Audierne:

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

Audierne guide

Auray:

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

Auray guide

 
 

Becherel:

Becherel is a pretty town and a centre for books.

Becherel guide

Belle Ile:

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

Belle Ile guide

Benodet:

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

Benodet guide

Camaret:

The pleasure port, local beaches, historic monuments and prehistoric standing stones nearby all make Camaret a popular Brittany destination

Camaret guide

Cancale:

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

Cancale guide

 
 

Cap Frehel:

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

Cap Frehel guide

Carnac:

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

Carnac guide

Carnac Plage:

Sooner or later you might fatigue of the thousands of prehistoric monuments in Carnac...now head for the small resort and beach at Carnac Plage!

Carnac Plage guide

Chateaugiron:

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

Chateaugiron guide

Combourg:

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

Combourg guide

Concarneau:

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

Concarneau guide

Cote de Granit Rose:

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

Cote de Granit Rose guide

Crozon:

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

Crozon guide

Dinan:

The extensive medieval centre of the walled town of Dinan ensure its popularity - one of our favourite Brittany towns!

Dinan guide

Dinard:

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

Dinard guide

Dol-de-Bretagne:

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

Dol-de-Bretagne guide

Douarnenez:

Tourism based around the beaches and pleasure port have largely overtaken fishing as the principal industry at Douarnenez

Douarnenez guide

Emerald Coast:

The Emerald Coast in northern Brittany is extremely popular with visitors and contains numerous places of interest, beaches and resorts

Emerald Coast guide

Forges des Salles:

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

Forges des Salles guide

Fougeres:

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

Fougeres guide

Guerlesquin:

Guerlesquin, listed as a 'small city of character', is a lovely way to see the traditional granite architecture for which Brittany is renowned

Guerlesquin guide

Huelgoat:

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

Huelgoat guide

Ile aux Moines:

In the Morbihan Gulf, the Ile-aux-Moines is also very easy to reach - very enjoyable to spend a day exploring but you might not be on your own!

Ile aux Moines guide

Ile Brehat:

The views and landscapes of the small island of Ile-Bréhat can be explored on foot or by bike; a lovely escape from the crowds

Ile Brehat guide

Ile de Groix:

With a popular beach, lovely traditional cottages and scenic villages the Ile-de-Groix is one of our favourite Brittany islands

Ile de Groix guide

Ile Glenan:

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

Ile Glenan guide

Ile Houat:

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

Ile Houat guide

Ile Molene and Ouessant:

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

Ile Molene and Ouessant guide

Ile-d'Arz:

The beaches and scenery along the coastal footpath combine to make the Ile d'Arz, in the Morbihan Gulf, very popular with visitors

Ile-d'Arz guide

Ile-de-Batz:

The Ile-de-Batz is one of the most popular Brittany islands, with a pretty harbour, beaches, semi-tropical gardens and scenic coastline to enjoy

Ile-de-Batz guide

Ile-de-Sein:

As well as lovely scenery you will also enjoy exploring the village on the remote island of Ile-de-Sein, now listed among the most beautiful villages in France

Ile-de-Sein guide

Josselin:

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

Josselin guide

La Roche-Bernard:

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

La Roche-Bernard guide

La Trinite sur Mer:

The quiet harbour town of La Trinité-sur-Mer is where you can discover a traditional Brittany harbour before tourism took hold...

La Trinite sur Mer guide

Landerneau:

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

Landerneau guide

Langon:

Langon is home to an ancient chapel with a Roman fresco

Langon guide

Lannion:

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

Lannion guide

Le Conquet:

The surrounding rocky coastline is the main attraction here, and the village of Le Conquet itself is also pleasant to explore

Le Conquet guide

Le Faou:

The attractive harbour and traditional wooden houses explain why Le Faou is now listed amng the most beautiful villages in France

Le Faou guide

Locmariaquer:

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

Locmariaquer guide

Locquirec:

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

Locquirec guide

Locronan:

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

Locronan guide

Lorient:

Due to the fishing industry and war time damage Lorient is not a typical Brittany destination but retains some highlights such as the Submarine Museum

Lorient guide

Moncontour:

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

Moncontour guide

Mont-Dol:

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

Mont-Dol guide

Morbihan Gulf:

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

Morbihan Gulf guide

Morgat:

The long sandy beach at Morgat has been the centre of activity here for more than 100 years, since the resort was first established

Morgat guide

Morlaix:

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

Morlaix guide

Paimpol:

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

Paimpol guide

Paimpont:

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

Paimpont guide

Perros-Guirec:

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

Perros-Guirec guide

Plancoet:

Quiet when compared with the coast towns in Brittany, Plancoet and the nearby valley of the Arguenon river merit exploration

Plancoet guide

Plouezoch:

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

Plouezoch guide

Pont l'Abbe:

One of the quieter towns in Finistere, the port in Pont-l'Abbé and the walk long the river make for a very pleasant visit

Pont l'Abbe guide

Pont-Aven:

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

Pont-Aven guide

Pont-Croix:

The Collegiale Church of Notre-Dame de Roscudon and the narow surrounding streets are the highlight of your visit to Pont-Croix

Pont-Croix guide

Pontivy:

Pontivy is particularly interesting because it has a medieval old town and also a region added in the Napoleonic era to explore

Pontivy guide

Pontrieux:

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

Pontrieux guide

Port de Crouesty:

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

Port de Crouesty guide

Port Navalo:

Port Navalo is a small traditional and unspoiled port near Arzon

Port Navalo guide

Quiberon:

Apart from the town itself, the main attraction here is the scenery and beaches along the coast of the Quiberon peninsula

Quiberon guide

Quimper:

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

Quimper guide

Quimperle:

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

Quimperle guide

Redon:

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

Redon guide

Rennes:

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

Rennes guide

Rochefort-en-Terre:

Now listed as one of the 'most beautiful villages in France' you will enjoy a stroll around the centre of Rochefort-en-Terre and a look at the castle

Rochefort-en-Terre guide

Roscoff:

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

Roscoff guide

Saint-Brice-en-Cogles:

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

Saint-Brice-en-Cogles guide

Saint-Brieuc:

A lively local town rather than a tourist town, Saint-Brieuc has a substantial cathedral and a historic centre to visit

Saint-Brieuc guide

Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys:

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

Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys guide

Saint-Goustan:

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

Saint-Goustan guide

Saint-Malo:

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

Saint-Malo guide

Saint-Pol-de-Leon:

The highlight of your visit to Saint-Pol-de-Léon migh be the 15th century Cathedral Saint-Paul-Aurelien - or it might be a nearby beach!

Saint-Pol-de-Leon guide

Saint-Suliac:

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

Saint-Suliac guide

Sainte-Anne d'Auray:

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

Sainte-Anne d'Auray guide

Sarzeau:

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

Sarzeau guide

Tregastel:

The resort of Tregastel has one of the nicest beaches in the area, and we also enjoyed following the coast path near here

Tregastel guide

Treguier:

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

Treguier guide

Vannes:

An unmissable highlight in this region of Brittany, the half-timbered houses in the centre of Vannes make it one of our favourite French medieval towns

Vannes guide

Vitre:

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

Vitre guide