Visit Brittany

3.3 million

Brittany is a beautiful region of France located in the northwest corner of the country, surrounded by the English Channel to the north and the Bay of Biscay to the south. Rich in history and culture, Brittany is a popular tourist destination.

A must-see on any visitor's itinerary is - while in Normandy - Mont Saint Michel, an iconic Benedictine abbey built from granite that rises from a tidal island off Brittany's coast. Other attractions include Carnac, an ancient megalithic site with rows and rows of standing stones; Quimper Cathedral, with its Gothic architecture; and Saint-Malo's historic walled city centre.

Brittany was once a separate kingdom with its own language and customs. It wasn't until 1532 when Anne de Bretagne was forced to marry King Charles VIII that it was ultimately annexed by France.