Places to visit in Brittany (France) – Start the tour with your car with a visit to some real attractions.
Terre De Sel
Guérande is renowned for its extensive salt pans.
A guided tour explains you how salt processing takes place.
On every corner, shops sell all kinds of salt: aromatic salt, fleur de sel sea salt and coarse salt of different sorts.
Isle of Gavrinis
Our tour continues with a visit to the Isle of Gavrinis, in the Gulf of Morbihan, which can be reached from Larmor Baden by means of a pleasant ten- minute boat trip.
It’s advisable to book in advance (tickets can be bought at any local tourist office) since the island is very busy with tourists.
Gavrinis hosts Brittany’s largest cairn (a huge burial mound made of dry stone), which stands out as one of the most important megalithic sites in France.
It was originally covered with earth and stones, thus hidden for millenia.
When it was discovered, archeologists partially removed the dirt it lay below, allowing the interior to be visited.
Unique, very well preserved engravings will leave you astonished.
The passage is very narrow and visitors enter in small groups. Mind your head!
Vannes, things to do in the medieval town
Vannes lies in the Gulf of Morbihan (France).
We park our car along the canal leading to the old town.
The late XVIth century Saint-Vincent Gate (dedicated to the city’s patron saint) is the main entrance to the old town.
The medieval town centre extends around the imposing gothic cathedral of Saint Pierre.
It measures 110 metres of length and is thus the longest in Brittany.
The peculiar half-timbered houses in Saint-Patern neighborhood, near the Cathedral, are a must-see.
A market enlivens the town centre on Wednesdays and Saturdays; the Halles de Lices covered market is open daily, except on Mondays.
Beyond the city walls, the lawns and flowerbeds of the Jardins des Remparts are really well-kept.
Overnight stay around Vannes.
SOUTH OF BRITTANY
Mouth of the Loire River
Places to visit in Brittany
Paul Gauguin in Pont Aven
Locronan (Brittany guide)
A port in Brittany
Southern Brittany map
Brittany photo gallery