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Nature

From the high cliffs on the coast to the beautiful woods in the midland, from the vast sandy beaches to the mountains of the Monts d'Arrée, Brittany has an overwhelming natural beauty.

Nature Parks

Brittany has two beautiful regional parks, "Parc Naturel Régional d'Armorica" and "Parc Naturel Régional de Brière".

      


The park Parc Naturel Régional d'Armorica has 172,000 acres, much of which is maritime area. The park offers a variety of different areas. Islands, coast and mountainous are part of the Parc Naturel Régional d'Armorica.


Parc Naturel Régional de Brière is smaller and has 40,000 acres. The relatively smaller Parc Naturel Régional de Brière coffers 40,000 acres and is one of the most diverse parks in Europe. The prak is well known for its extensive waterfowls and wildlife.


Apart from the Nature parks, Brittany also contains seven nature reserves with a total area of over 1730 hectares. The nature parks and reserves fall under strict rules which guarantees the protection of the sites. Therefore many endangered animals and plants feel right at home in the territories.

Tides

Brittany is famous for the large difference between low tide and high tide. You can stand in one place and marvel at a beautiful blue expanse of water while a few hours later,  at low tide, a different world of sand, rocks, shells and crustaceans appears. The tide has the great advantage that the beach is kept clean. The flood pours new oxygenated water into the bays so that wildlife is best to right. The tide makes the landscape also greatly varied. At high tide you can see fishing boats and people are sailing, diving or surfing while during low tide you can find people at the beaches searching for mussels and other shellfish. Several times a day the fascinating coastal landscape changes so beautiful that you will not get bored.

Walking / Hiking

The best known trail is called Sentier des Douaniers and developed during the revolution when the trails were built by the Customs officials to monitor the coastline. In the past the customs officials were here day and night to prevent people from plundering and smuggling. Today, the Sentier des Douaniers is a coastal path with a length of 1300 km. The path leads along beautiful cliffs, sandy beaches and impressive rock formations. In addition, Brittany also offers an unprecedented number of paths which take you through all the region has to offer.