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The capes of Brittany: natural heritage and outdoor activitiesMont Saint-Michel, Saint-Malo, Cap Fréhel, Perros-Guirec...

The capes of Brittany: natural heritage and outdoor activities

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A city with multiple facets, Rennes successfully combines historic heritage and contemporary culture. With elegant buildings from the classical period and charming medieval streets, Rennes has the most preserved half-timbered houses in Brittany. The Parliament building is an important example of Rennes’ heritage and reveals a unique page of 17th-century pictorial art and the history of Brittany that it symbolises. In the city centre, visit the Thabor gardens, considered among the most beautiful in France.

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Entirely contained within its ramparts, Dinan, an 11th-century medieval gem, has unique and preserved heritage: belfry, churches, convents, half-timbered houses… Dinan enjoys an exceptional situation on the estuary of the Rance Valley. Don’t miss the Lehon abbey.

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Mont Saint-Michel

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mont Saint-Michel is a mythical architectural gem reflected in the ocean that surrounds it and the exceptional maritime landscape. Don’t miss the abbey, a masterpiece of religious and military architecture with a unique panoramic view of the bay from its viewpoint at the top of Mont Saint-Michel.

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Cancale, a town of food and the oyster capital, is one of the largest oyster farming centres. Here, thousands of tonnes of oysters are produced and acknowledged as part of French intangible cultural heritage. You can book guided tours of the oyster parks at low tide, or tours of oyster farms.

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Saint-Malo, a Town of Art and History, a privateer town, synonymous with dreams and adventures, has been world famous since the 16th century. Its fortified city architecture adds unique character. The citadel is encircled with impressive ramparts that offer an exceptional view of the bay, Dinard and Cap Fréhel. Numerous excursions of Saint-Malo bay are possible, along with departures for the Channel Islands and England.

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Dinard is an elegant seaside resort with a prestigious past. Its splendid listed villas and seaside castles bear witness to this. Dinard is also a cultural hub with artists’ studios, galleries and modern art exhibitions. The Sentier des Douaniers meanders between the sea and the lush vegetation of gardens thriving with Mediterranean.

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Cap Fréhel and Fort la Latte

Dominating the sea at over 70 metres high, the shale and pink sandstone cliffs of Cap Fréhel offer one of the most beautiful views of Brittany. This exceptional site is a bird reserve. A walk through reeds and heathers leads to the famous Fort La Latte.


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Beauport abbey

Near Paimpol, Beauport abbey, dating from the 13th century, is a remarkably well-preserved monastic unit. It is a major witness to religious architecture in Brittany. Surrounded with gardens, the abbey has a wonderful diversity of plant varieties and orchards. All year round, different events are proposed (guided tours, musical evenings).

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Paimpol and the isle of Bréhat

Paimpol became famous thanks to fishing in Iceland, which has left its mark on the place. Today, its port is a pleasant marina lined with restaurants. Its historic centre accommodates beautiful houses that once belonged to the shipowners, and half-timbered houses from the 15th and 16th centuries.
Not far from here is Pointe de l’Arcouest and its jetty to set sail to isle of Bréhat. A 15-minute crossing will take you the island of flowers. Its micro-climate, which is particularly mild in winter (average of 6°C), favours a wide diversity of flowers and exotic plants. Don’t miss a visit of the oyster parks.

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La Roche-Jagu

Near Pontrieux, overlooking the Trieux estuary, La Roche-Jagu castle is an impressive fortress with two faces: on one side, a residential-looking façade, and on the other, a more military appearance. Its medieval-inspired garden of contemporary landscaping art, which has earned the Remarkable Garden and Eco Garden labels, make this site a must-visit. The view of the valley is incredible.

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Tréguier is a Small Town of Character. Its cathedral is a masterpiece of typically Breton Gothic style. Its cloister is made of galleries with 46 arcades.

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Perros-Guirec and the Pink Granite Coast

It is a splendid natural site in the middle of a unique landscape on the edge of the coastal path, scattered with pink granite rocks that have been shaped by erosion. The site of Ploumanac’h is a listed natural site covering 60 hectares of moorlands. It boasts vast ecological diversity and a surprising mineral landscape

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