You probably already know that Brittany is the land of oysters, mussels, the legends and the Druids. But did you know that the south of Brittany has more hours of sunshine than the Cote d'Azur? Or that the first human presence in Brittany dates back to 5000 BC?
Brittany is the most western province of France and is divided into four departments, Ile-et-Vilaine, Morbihan, Cotes d'Armor and Finistere. The area of Brittany is over 27,000 square kilometers and is home to just over 3 million people. The capital is the city of Rennes. Brittany has 1,268 municipalities. Some well-known people from Brittany are Jules Verne (author) and Bernard Hinault (cyclist / Tour de France winner)
Brittany is the land of legends. Think of the legend of the Knights of the Round Table, Merlin the magician and Tristan and Isolde. And then there's also the legend about a small village on the Brittany coast that resisted against the Roman rule. According to tradition, they could do this because of a druid who could make a special potion. The drink made the people invincible. The story goes that one of the villagers fell into the potion as a small boy, and thus never allowed a sip again. He has never been able to have peace with that.
During a visit to Brittany, you'll discover medieval towns, picturesque villages, fascinating history, mysticism, legends, an overwhelming nature, the outdoors, the coast, a good French cuisine of fish and meat and a variety of sporting opportunities. In addition, the people are hospitable and you do not spend hours and hours in traffic jams on the way to your destination.
So it is hard not to fall in love with Brittany. People who have been there, know the beauty of the nature, the deserted coves, delicious cuisine and ancient culture. It's for this reason that many drive with a "L'aise Breizh" sticker on their car. Telling you the true nature of Brittany, being:
The friendly Brittany!
So, in two words: …………….Visit Breizh !