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Local Information

BRETAGNE (BRITTANY)

Brittany is one of the most distictive regions of France. Its origins are celtic and the Bretons consinder themselves a people apart. The many prehistoric monuments, castles, churches, manor houses, and fortresses are a testament to the rich history and culture of this region. The coastline is rugged and dramatic with long sandy beaches to enjoy. Further inland are wooded valleys, moors and green fields.

WATERWAYS

The canals of Brittany are in the main canalised rivers which give them a beautiful natural feel. They include the Canal de Nantes à Brest, the Canal d'Ille et Rance and the Erdre. There is almost no commercial traffic on these canals nowadays, the traffic is primarily pleasure craft. The lock houses are particularly picturesque in this region.

TOURISM

Briitany is filled to the brim with places to see and things to do. Here is a sampler of ideas...
Nantes - Nantes is a bustling modern city. The Château des Ducs houses a maritime museum and Breton culture exhibition. Also in the city is the Gothic cathedral of St. Pierre et St. Paul.
Redon - The 17th century ship-wrights' houses overlook the many waterways and contribute to the name "Little Venice". The church of St. Saveur is well worth a visit and musical events are held here regularly.
Josselin - Village with quay and picturesque moorings beneath the castle. This is a beautiful small town with a fascinating history. Must sees include the castle, the basilica and the medieval streets.
Pontivy - The junction of the canal and the river Blavet is marked by the fortified 15th century château. It is the centre of the medieval section of Pontivy. Other parts of the town tell of the Napoleonic era when it was a military base.
Rennes - City with excellent shopping and restaurants. Much of the medieval city was destroyed in a fire in 1720 but some ancient buildings remain. The wide boulevards make Rennes a pleasant city to walk in.
Dinan - Dinan is a charming tourist town. The port area is lined with old buildings, a few shops and restaurants. The main town is set high on the cliff overlooking the port and is a well preserved medieval fortified town.
Saint Malo - The fortified coastal town of Saint Malo was once a stronghold for corsairs and political dissent.
Mont Saint Michel - Technically in Normandy this is a landmark on the Breton border. Set in the salt flats, a rock rises steeply from the water and perched thereon are a Benedictine abbey and an assortment of other buildings.

More information on the waterways, town and tourist attractions here...

FOOD & DRINK

The food here is delicious and distinctly Breton. Specialities are crepes; pancakes with a sweet filling, galettes; buckwheat pancakes with a savoury filling) and cotriade; a fish stew made from conger eel and the remains of the catch. The variety of fresh seafood and locally grown vegetables available is endless. Also the lamb salee is unique to this region; the lambs are reared on the salt meadows. The local wine is Muscadet (and very fine it is too) but the primary drink is the area is cider.

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Location Information

Situated 30 km from Cahors and 60 km north of Montauban. Access by the motorway des Deux Mers (Montauban exit - between Toulouse and Agen)

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