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Get to know The Wild West of Brittany

Four bretonnes in costumes walking in the sea

Here is a small sample of interesting Stories from Tour visits of interest in Brittany France. 😍

Brittany’s countryside is pretty Wild, beautiful, with a touch of mystery 😎 You are bumping everywhere into cairns, calvaries and chapels erected by Celtics and early Christians. The land is covered with moors, brooms and sharp gorse. There are beautiful wild streams. The coastal rivers have long estuaries deeply penetrating the earth in sorts of very scenic fjords. ( Wow, that Sounds terrific! and very well said!)

More than anywhere else in France the gourmets love Seafood. Yum! also added in buckwheat Galettes

french vintage Quimper pottery large fish shaped serving platter
Quimper pottery, splendid Faience multicoloured Fish shaped platter

Brittany, a region where to meet Sun (Yessss! it is True…nowadays) 😉 Wind, Granite Rocks … Stormy seas, Celtic myths and Onion Johnnies 🙂 So, plan a route through Brittany, where land ends and Legend begins. (Right & well said!)

The Western End; Pointe du Raz is Europe’s most westerly spot before the Atlantic. Rocked by the winds and battered by the waves, it offers spectacular views and breathtaking scenery. (So True!)

A fantastic place for wildflowers and moorland birds, amazing rock formations deep in the valleys and wonderful forest habitat. small islands with many treasures to explore and short coastal walks. lovely sand dunes and pebble beach, as well as salt lakes and extensive marshlands which attract many interesting birds, Finistere is a great place for birdwatching with over 250 species and seven nature reserves. Buzzards make regular appearances in the skies over “Ty Hir” and the large garden is visited by numerous species including swallows who nest in the barn next door. (so wow! by early morning light!)

postcard brittany france, penty, wild landscape, seashore
what a peaceful and lovely view … the place to be!:)

A patchwork of fields covers large swathes of Brittany, stretching down to its sandy coastal edges, which are so marked by sensational headlands and bays. Twisting rivers break up the agricultural landscapes inland. Valleys are wooded; indeed much of central Brittany used to be heavily forested, just patches remain. Mellow lines of hills and heath cross the region east to west. (yes! it’s worth a visit!)

You can sun and surf your way around some excellent beaches! (for sure! just give a try to these spots: Spot de La Palue which is the largest spot on the Crozon Peninsula. Spot de La Torche (Plomeur);  the most famous Surf Spot in Brittany, an immense beach of white sand, perfect for events such as the French Cup, French Championship and more… 🏄 🌊

Menhirs are Unique. Hamlet of cottages, neat hedges and hydrangeas, almost suburban in its serenity.

Explore the dunes , then, seek the abandoned fishing villages, way out in the heathy wilderness by the sea. look out for little ports, bobbing boats, wayside chapels and news of the seaweed business. Harvesting the stuff remains a key activity round here…

Some places are free of all houses, moorland sweeps to the rocky foreshore. Horses gambol. Isolated chapels devoted to several Saints. The sea rolls endlessly… 💗

Tiny stone streets, Pointe de St Mathieu, where northern Brittany ends in a rugged promontory, a Benedictine abbey and a lighthouse.

Country village churches are equipped with triumphal arches and calvaires…

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The Arrée Mountains with Rounded hills, rocky ridges, peat bogs and marshes…and a  landscape overlaid with legend. Small villages where marshes, hills and lake meet. It is home to the Korrigan little people, to l’ Ankou; the steward between life and death… 🤔

The Host there will probably tell tales weaving together megaliths, saints and spectral horsemen 😲… In other words, keep in mind that How far down this legendary road you go will depend on how much you’ve drunk at dinner! 😳 ( all right then! Yec’hed Mad 🍷 Cheers!! 🍻 )

As a holiday region, it is of course Brittany’s coasts that attract the greatest number of visitors; the inland regions are on the whole quite tranquil and for this reason have attracted a lot of second-home owners from other parts of France, and from Britain.

In cultural terms, Brittany is very distinctive, with its own language and Celtic cultural tradition that set it apart from the rest of France. The Breton language, though not much used in everyday life 🤔, and not understood by most of the modern population 😲 has made a comeback in recent years, and is taught in a lot of schools. Celtic traditions are alive or recalled today in Breton folk music, its Celtic festivals, and its many prehistoric monuments.❤️

Amazing festivals in Brittany. Brittany is the perfect place to enjoy a summer festival with a fantastically diverse landscape as a backdrop and a relaxed atmosphere that is all Breton. So why not try your music festival experience this year with a distinctly French flavour?

On July: 🎷 🎸 🎶

  • Les Vieilles Charrues. Carhaix
  • Festival de Cornouaille. Quimper
  • Fest Jazz. Châteauneuf-du-Faou

On August :  🤘 👍 🎷 🎸 🎶

  • Festival Interceltique. Lorient
  • La Route du Rock. St Malo
  • Festival du Bout du Monde. Crozon
  • Festival des filets bleus. Concarneau
  • Sound and light show at the Abbey of  Bon Repos. (near Rostrenen and the Lake of Guerlédan)

Well! the article says it all! right? 😉

The main tourist attractions in Brittany are undoubtedly its beaches, coastal walks, rocky shoreline and small fishing harbours; but beyond this, the region has an impressive collection of sites that are worth a visit, for their historic or cultural value, or just because they are really worth seeing… 😉 sure you will Heart Brittany, Land of Legend and gastronomy 💗

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4 thoughts on “Get to know The Wild West of Brittany

  1. Someday I really hope to make it to Brittany – it looks beautiful! Thank you for taking me on this virtual tour!

    1. Bonjour JD, Just Come an visit us!:) you will make Traditional Crêpes and Galettes…right on the “Billig” 😋💕

  2. Dreaming of a visit to your beautiful homeland. Perhaps one day when I am free of all this junking and picking! Thank you for sharing and now I am off to your latest post.

    Au Revoir

    1. we hope so!😍 and I’d love to sail to USA…one of these days! 😎 😍 à bientôt Dave 💖