3 Reasons to Visit Brittany, France

Brittany, France
Brittany, France. Photo by Peter Burdon on Unsplash

Brittany is a coastal region found in the northwestern corner of France. It has some stunning coastlines and amazing cuisine as well as a rich and layered history. Here are three reasons to visit Brittany, France.


Brittany boasts some of the most amazing coastlines that France has to offer. All along its coast, you can find rugged cliffs, sandy beaches, and charming fishing villages in Brittany. The Pink Granite Coast, so-called due to the hue of the cliffs, is a mesmerizing sight. Towns such as Concarneu and Saint-Malo have the coastline built into their history as sites of maritime activity and are well worth a visit.


Brittany is steeped in history and folklore, with many ancient monuments and medieval towns a testament to this history. The region has thousands of megalithic sites, including the famous Carnac Stones. The city of Vannes still has medieval city walls, which offers visitors a glimpse into its past. The UNESCO World Heritage Site Mont St Michel is just over the border in Normandy and well worth a visit if you have a car.


Brittany is a must-visit destination for foodies with its abundant seafood and crepes, as well as its rich regional specialties. Along the coast, seafood takes center stage and you can find oysters, mussels, and lobsters in most restaurants. Crepes and galettes originated from Brittany and are absolutely delicious sweet or savory. Britanny is also famous for its dry cider, and wherever you find yourself you will be surrounded by good cuisine.