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Brittany (Bretagne)

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May 23, 2017 - Tue
Brittany, France
fog
14°C fog
Wind 11 km/h, WSW
Humidity 93%
Pressure 1019 hPa
Day Cond. Temp. Wind Humidity PressurePres.
mon may 22
light rain
24/16°C 7 km/h, WNW - 1006.08 hPa
tue may 23
sky is clear
24/16°C 9 km/h, NW 67% 1014.79 hPa
wed may 24
sky is clear
26/19°C 17 km/h, NE 56% 1016.06 hPa
thu may 25
sky is clear
27/22°C 20 km/h, ENE 51% 1012.61 hPa
fri may 26
sky is clear
29/20°C 13 km/h, ENE - 1006.02 hPa

General information about Brittany

Brittany is a cultural region in the north-west of France. Covering the western part of Armorica, as it was known during the period of Roman occupation, Brittany subsequently became an independent kingdom and then a duchy before being united with the Kingdom of France in 1532 as a province governed as if it were a separate nation under the crown. Brittany has also been referred to as Less, Lesser or Little Britain (as opposed to Great Britain). It is bordered by the English Channel to the north, the Celtic Sea and the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and the Bay of Biscay to the south. Its land area is 34,023 km² (13,136 sq mi).

The historical province of Brittany is now split among five French departments: Finistère in the west, Côtes-d'Armor in the north, Ille-et-Vilaine in the north east, Loire-Atlantique in the south east and Morbihan in the south on the Bay of Biscay. Since reorganisation in 1956, the modern administrative region of Brittany comprises only four of the five Breton departments, or 80% of historical Brittany. The remaining area of old Brittany, the Loire-Atlantique department around Nantes, now forms part of the Pays de la Loire region.

Brittany is home to many megalithic monuments; the words menhir and dolmen come from the Breton language. The largest menhir alignments are the Carnac stones. Other major sites include the Barnenez cairn, the Locmariaquer megaliths, the Menhir de Champ-Dolent, the Mane Braz tumulus and the Gavrinis tomb. Monuments from the Roman period are rare, but include a large temple in Corseul and scarce ruins of villas and city walls in Rennes and Nantes.

Brittany has a large quantity of medieval buildings. They include numerous Romanesque and French Gothic churches, usually built in local sandstone and granit, castles and half-timbered houses visible in villages, towns and cities. Several Breton towns still have their medieval walls, such as Guérande, Concarneau, Saint-Malo, Vannes, Fougères and Dinan. Major churches include Saint-Pol-de-Léon Cathedral, Tréguier Cathedral, Dol Cathedral, Nantes Cathedral and the Kreisker chapel. Most of the Breton castles were rebuilt between the 13th and the 15th century, such as the Château de Suscinio, the Château de Dinan, the Château de Combourg, the Château de Largoët, the Château de Tonquédec, the Josselin Castle and the Château de Trécesson. The most impressive castles can be seen along the border with France, where stand the Château de Fougères, the Château de Vitré, the Château de Châteaubriant and the Château de Clisson.

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Hotel du port Rhu **
Douarnenez France

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The Hôtel du port Rhu located in Douarnenez, a city of Cornouaillen in Brittany (southern Finistère). You will find along the year warm and personal welcome, in a building halfway between the center of Douarnenez and the marina of Tréboul.

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Package holiday 2 nights in Bretagne without car, France. Including: your staying a double room, breakfast, dinner in a local restaurant, activities and transport.