76 attractions you should visit in Brittany - With photos & details

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Top 76 attractions to explore in Brittany

Brittany is the farthest west of the regions of Metropolitan France. It is named after the historic and geographic region of Brittany

Abbaye de BeauportChemin de l'Abbaye, 22500 Paimpol, France
Churches

A beautiful maritime Abbey Built on high ground founded by the Prémonté order in 1202 in Paimpol’s cove. One of the beautiful architectural wonders in this area and also the main pilgrimage centers in this area. You can stroll through the grounds and enjoy the views over marshland, moors, reed beds, and pasture, plus the orchard collections, walled garden, and cloisters. The long chapterhouse is a fine example of the Anglo-Norman Gothic.

Alignements de CarnacLIeu-dit le Ménec, 56340 Carnac, France
Man-made Structures- Other

The megalithic site of Carnac, the most famous in the region, remains a high place of European prehistory. It has been classified as a historic monument since 1889.  Built between the 5th and the 3rd millennium BC, the two main sites Ménec and Kermario alone group together nearly 3000 menhirs. These alignments extend over nearly 4 kilometers.

Baie des TrepassesBaie des Trepasses, 29770 Cléden-Cap-Sizun, France
Beaches
Surfing Spots

A beautiful bay on the west coast of Finistère is also called the Bay of the Dead. It has a very wide sandy beach and you can have your adventure activities here and also it is a popular surfing location too. A long walk through huis sandy beach will change your mind and also The place is calm and quiet, so you can enjoy the place very well.

BarnenezCairn de Barnénez, 29252 Plouezoc'h, France
Old Ruins

Barnenez is the largest megalithic mausoleum in Europe and also one of the world’s oldest pyramids. It shows light to the ancient history and mystery of the locality. The footprint of the Barnenez cairn takes the form of a trapezoid. The entire monument is 74 meters long and it is one of the earliest megalithic monuments in Europe and one of the oldest man-made structures in the whole world.

Cap de la ChèvreCap de la Chèvre, 29160 Crozon, France
Beaches
Outdoors- Other
Surfing Spots

The southern tip of the Curzon peninsula and also the beautiful moors covered cliffs offers a nice view of the sea and the long sandy beaches is nice for a sunbath. This place is famous among surfers but swimming is prohibited here because of the high waves. This place is apt for an outing with your family and can enjoy the natural beauty by along walk through the sandy beach.

Cap FréhelCap Fréhel, France
Outdoors- Other

Cap Fréhel is a peninsula in Côtes-d'Armor. It is one of the most visited sites in Brittany. Once you get there, you will quickly understand why. Just try to imagine the festival of colors: the grey, red, and black high cliffs and pink sandstones overlooking the deep green water. This incredible site overlooking the Emerald Coast is classified and protected since 1967, and any construction is prohibited. Only two lighthouses are located here, making this place even more enchanting and romantic. 

Castle HunaudayeLa Hunaudaye, 22270 Plédéliac, France
Iconic Buildings
Old Ruins

A beautiful medieval castle which was built in the 13th century and it belongs to the Tournemine family at the heart of the forest in Côtes-d'Armor. Now the castle has been restored by the state and is now open for visitors. There are so many things to see in and around this castle and there is a 3D film to help you understand this fortress' history. It has been classified as a Historic Monument since 1922.

Cathedral Saint-Pierre de RennesRue de la Monnaie, 35000 Rennes, France
Churches

A majestic building which was a unique example of a Roman basilica in Brittany. It towers over the heart of the historic center and can be seen from a distance with its two towers, each almost 50 meters tall. The cathedral, which was classified as a Monument Historique in 1906, has stood for centuries and seen many changes in style, both in its external architecture and its interior decoration. It was one of the famous cathedrals in this area and it also attracts a lot of tourists with its majes

CézembreCézembre, Saint-Malo, France
Islands

A beautiful island located in Brittany which is famous for its sandy beach that was facing Saint-Malo. It is an ideal place for so many water adventure activities and also the island is uninhabited but there are some remains of the buildings of the older times. One of the nice place which was calm and quiet where you can spend some nice time enjoying the beach and natural beauty.

Château de Combourg23 Rue des Princes, 35270 Combourg, France
Iconic Buildings

A majestic medieval castle which was the birthplace of writer François-René de Chateaubriand. it was constructed between the 12th and the 15th century to defend the Dol Cathedral. A guided tour of the castle described so vividly his Memoirs reveals the rich and tragic history of this illustrious family. One of the beautiful structures which shows light to the history of this area.

Iconic Buildings
Old Ruins

One of the beautiful castle which was located in the heart of Brittany which was famous for its collections. It has a vast collection of the imaginary world of Brocéliande, the Celtic world, medieval literature, romantic renewal, artistic creations, and contemporary collections. It was a forest castle in the olden ages at the Paimpont forest. Today, the castle is listed as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture.

Château de Dinan29160 Crozon, France
Iconic Buildings
Old Ruins

A majestic castle which was built in 1382 by John IV of Montfort, Duke of Brittany. It stands on the Medieval rampart of the town. It was an example of the ancient architecture of France and also it paves light to the ancient history of this area. The castle was listed for protection as a monument historique in 1886. It is owned by the commune and houses the local museum.

Château de FougèresPlace Pierre Symon, 35300 Fougères, France
Iconic Buildings
Old Ruins

An impressive castle with a curtain wall and 13 towers. A beautiful architectural wonder which takes you to medieval times and tells the fascinating history of the fortress. The current castle dates from the 12th century and consists of three enclosures whose walls are dotted with towers. It was one of the main tourist attractions in this area and also a nice place which paves the way for the history of France.

Château de KerjeanRoute de Kerjean, 29440 Saint-Vougay, France
Iconic Buildings

A majestic castle which was fortified inb the 16th century which was located close to the town of Saint-Vougay. It was built for members of the Barbier family. It was damaged during the french revolution and The building was taken into state care in 1911 and restored in the late 20th century. This castle was located in a 20-acre land and there is a beautiful park and there are so many architectural structures.

Château de La Roche Jagu22260 Ploëzal, France
Iconic Buildings

A 15th century beautifully fortified house which was located in the  Ploëzal commune. owned and managed by the Council of the department of the Côtes-d'Armor who restored the castle in 1968. It also has a public park and there are so many exhibitions inside the castle and it is also a venue for concerts and other public events.

Château de SuscinioRoute du Duc Jean V, 56370 Sarzeau, France
Iconic Buildings
Old Ruins

A beautiful castle which lies in the village of SArzeau. The castle has started as a Seigneurial manor which was managing an agricultural estate, later it has enlarged. It was located in the middle of a natural park of richness and diversity of rare activities. This majestic area now consists of the moated castle, a ruined chapel, a dovecote, and a few ruined outbuildings.  One of the nice locations to visit and it is quite interesting too.

château du TaureauBaie de Morlaix, 29252 Plouezoc'h, France
Iconic Buildings
Old Ruins

A majestic and beautiful chateau that was built in the 16th century. this building has begun its life as a defense and look-out, then became a prison, then a holiday home and a sailing school before nearly falling into ruin in the 1980s. It was classified as a historical monument by decree. One of the beautiful building which paves light to the history of France.

Cité de la Voile Eric TabarlyLorient La Base, Rue Roland Morillot, 56323 Lorient, France
Iconic Buildings

The Cité de la Voile Éric Tabarly is a multimedia exhibition center located in Lorient. This center is the only tourist site in Europe dedicated to ocean racing. It presents, in a lively and didactic way, the methods of construction of modern and older sailboats, as well as the stories and techniques of sailing.

Conleau Beach56000 Vannes, France
Beaches

A beautiful beach which was located in the heart of Brittany which was famous for its sandy beaches and also it is a very nice place for a picnic with your family. Here you can have so many adventure activities and also the beach and surrounding are very neat and beautiful.

CouesnonCouesnon, France
Lake/ River/ Ponds

The Couesnon is a river running from the département of Mayenne in north-western France. One of the nice locations where you can spend a nice time enjoying nature. Its banks are the starting point for lots of discoveries and outdoor activities. it is one of the main water sources for this area.

Map of attractions in Brittany