A discovery of the cultural heritage of Brittany

The medieval town of Dinan|The megaliths of Carnac alignments|The churchyard of Guimiliau|Fort-la-Latte built in the 14th century has retained its feudal aspect|Josselin a milestone on the road to the Dukes of Brittany|Capital Rennes of Brittany region and city of Art and history |

Description
Themes : heritage, culture,

The cultural heritage of Brittany is a remarkable richness and diversity, it is a factor of identity for the Britons.


Accomodation
Hôtel Ar Iniz, Saint Malo, France (en)
Hôtel
Providing a direct access to the Sillon Beach, Hôtel Ar Iniz offers a regional restaurant, a bar and a terrace with a view of the sea....
Guest house Château de Montbrault, Fougères, France (en)
Hôtel
Located 5 km from Fougères Castle, Château de Montbrault is a 14th-century chateau set within a 10-hectare park with plants, natural ponds and statues....
Hôtel Anne De Bretagne, Rennes, France (en)
Hôtel
Situated in Rennes City Centre, Hôtel Anne De Bretagne offers air-conditioned accommodation near the old city and its cafés and restaurants....
The stages
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Cancale
Cancale is famous for its flat oysters and shells. This fishing port and oyster centre is located in the hedge of Mont-St.-Michel. But Cancale is also a seaside resort where it makes good to stroll on the quays and jetties at the small port of swell.
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Saint-Malo
Ancient city of the Corsair Surcouf, Saint-Malo is a famous seaside resort. The city of Saint-Malo is remarkably rebuilt identically after its destruction to 80% during the second world war. It is a very active port, one can admire the ramparts and the Grand Aquarium of Saint-Malo.
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Dinard
Dinard is a superb resort with beautiful beaches, promenades along the sea, sumptuous villas and gardens where flourishes a Mediterranean vegetation. Dinard has retained the special charm of the Belle Epoque stations.
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Dinan
The medieval town of Dinan is surrounded by its ramparts dominated by the imposing Castle. City of Art and history, it has preserved old half-timbered houses. Cobbled and picturesque streets are lined with shops, restaurants and crêperies with typical decorations.
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The Château de Combourg
The fortress of Combourg (12th) allowed to defend Dol Cathedral and independence of Brittany. The writer and politician François-René de Chateaubriand, spent his childhood. The Château de Combourg is regarded in French literature as the birthplace of romanticism.
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Fougères
City of Art and history, Fougères, has retained its old-fashioned charm with its characteristic medieval castle founded in 1020. The lower town (bourg Viel) is the oldest district of Fougères. It was the District of the craftsmen, the only one that has retained its XVIIth century timber-framed houses.
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Glass
Classified "Town of Art and history" and "Most beautiful detours of France", glass has kept intact an exceptional architectural heritage, a memory of the 15th and 16th centuries where she was one of the most important and powerful cities of Brittany.
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Rennes
The capital of the Brittany region and city of Art and history Rennes has retained its medieval streets. Renowned for its academic and cultural dynamism, we discover the place royale, the medieval houses of the 15th century and Renaissance as well as the majestic classical-style buildings.
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Josselin
Milestone on the road to des Ducs de Bretagne, Josselin was founded in the 11th century by the Viscount of the Porhoët. Stroll through its streets and discover the castle of Dukes of Rohan, the venerable Basilica of Notre-Dame-du-Bramble Bush and its many timber-framed houses plunge us into the story.
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The Château de Kerguéhennec
The Domaine de Kerguéhennec is witness to several centuries of history, offering a meeting between heritage and contemporary creation. A centre for Contemporary Art is installed in the dependences of the Castle.
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Valves
Former residence of the Dukes of Brittany, Vannes is a "town of Art and history. The medieval old town has preserved its architectural wealth: beautiful XIlle century ramparts, of old picturesque neighbourhoods with half-timbered houses colored.
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The Château de Suscinio
Suscinio Castle stands on the exceptional site of la Presqu' Isle of Rhuys. Built in XIllth century and altered in the XIVth and XVth centuries, it was the preferred residence of the Dukes of Brittany. Residence of pleasures, the Dukes of Brittany loved come hunt in the great forest which surrounded it.
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Auray
The ancient town of Auray seduces visitors with the beauty of its landscapes. Filed "City of Art and history" for the wealth of its heritage, in particular for the attractiveness of its port seen from the promenade of the Loch and its old district Saint-Goustan.
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The site of the megaliths of Locmariaquer
The site of the megaliths of Locmariaquer is a monumental combining exceptionally, in the same place, the three families of megalithic monuments: the great broken menhir, the Er Grah tumulus and the cairn of the Table by the dealer.
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Carnac
The lines of megaliths made Carnac prehistoric symbol, equal to Stonehenge in Britain. Museum of prehistory is world famous for its collection of objects from the Megalithic period. Carnac is also known for its trendy resort of southern Brittany.
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Citadel of Port-Louis
The Citadel of Port-Louis command the entrance to the harbour of Lorient, it was built in the 16th century by the Spanish. It has a rectangular plan, two bridges and a halfpipe to protect access. The Citadel is home to the East India Company Museum and the national Museum of the Navy.
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CONCARNEAU
City of Art and history, Concarneau is famous for its large fishing port (7th french port in tonnage) and its historic town Close to the Museum of the fishing.
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Quimper
Quimper is labeled 'City of Art and history' thanks to the quality of its architectural heritage: the Saint-Corentin Cathedral, the houses of the 16th and 17th centuries that alongside walls and docks of the Odet, Locmaria district, museums and the streets whose names evoke the corporations of the middle ages.
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The castle of Trévarez
Labeled 'Heritage of the twentieth century', the castle of Trévarez is built at the end of the 19th century. It is an example of the eclectic style, combining Victorian and Gothic Revival styles with elements of breton decor. The unusual building is a prototype of the equipped remains of the latest advanced technology of the time.
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The churchyard of Pleyben
Masterpiece of religious art, the churchyard of Pleyben is, undoubtedly, one of the most beautiful and one of the most complete of Brittany: Church, monumental Calvary, ossuary, triumphal arch. It flows very far to attend the famous forgiveness every first Sunday of the month of August.
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Brest
Brest is equipped with a maritime and military port. Its medieval period, the town has retained its castle of the Llth century. Rebuilt after World War II, the centre of Brest presents architecture of the 1950s. Capital of Oceanography with Océanopolis Park.
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The churchyard of Guimiliau
The fame of the village of Guimiliau is owed to its remarkable architectural complex built in the XVIth and XVIIth century, it is one of the richest in the Finistère. Guimiliau is close to the regional natural park of Armorique
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Churchyard of Saint-Thégonnec
The churchyard of Saint-Thégonnec is composed of a triumphal gate, a wall, of an ossuary of a calvary that surrounds Notre Dame parish church. It was built between the XIVth and the XVIIIth century and it is one of the most visited monuments in the Finistère.
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Saint Pol de Leon
Léon has a most beautiful Bay of the Northern Britain, which houses a rare bird reserve. Old Episcopal city, it has a Cathedral from the 13th to the 16th century and the Kreisker Chapel. Labeled "Historic" it has preserved many houses and monuments.
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Morlaix
City of Art and history, Morlaix is located at the bottom of the estuary on the Celtic Sea. It has preserved an old authentic area with its houses at lantern, the alleys and shops of artists and artisans. A beautiful 58 meters viaduct built in granite overlooks the old town and the port.
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Tréguier
Historical capital of Trégor and labeled 'Petite Cité de character', Tréguier has a very beautiful architectural heritage, witness to an important religious and cultural past. In particular the Gothic Cathedral Saint - Tugdual of 15th century streets, half-timbered houses and mansions.
Saint-Brieuc
Saint-Brieuc is the capital city of the Côtes d'Armor. The historic centre is built around the Church-fortress of the 12th century. Saint-Brieuc surprised by the varied nature of its architecture, houses with half-timbered and constructions from the beginning of the century and contemporary achievements.
Fort-la-Latte
Fort-la-Latte built in the 14th century has retained its feudal appearance. It occupies a spectacular site overlooking the sea of more than 60 metres. There's the Tower of the Watchtower, the oven to Redden the cannonballs and the Dungeon. The chemin de ronde, it has amazing views of the Emerald Coast.
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