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Brittany urban's heritageMont Saint-Michel, Dinan, Vannes, Quimper...

Brittany urban’s heritage

To do in
3 days
3 nights
Step 01


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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Vitré had a strategic situation both for defense and economical exchange. Closed in a surrounding wall, it was during the Middle Ages one the most important Breton city. The intricate façades of the private townhouses was erected in the 16th and 17th centuries by the overseas cloth traders, or the Marchands d’Outre Mer.

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One of the finest fortresses in Europe ! The magnificent castle dates from the 12th century and consists of three enclosures whose walls are dotted with towers. Enjoy beautiful views over the ramparts and the gardens ! Fougères also has a lovely medieval district, which is lined with halftimbered house,and a lively saturday-morning market.

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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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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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Le Château de Josselin

Overlooking the Nantes-Brest canal, Château de Josselin has been the residence of the Rohan family for over 10 centuries. From the river side, visitors can discover its powerful medieval fortress architecture. And from the town side, in spectacular contrast, its sumptuous sculpted granite façade. The French formal garden contains an exceptional rose garden and a valley with a landscaped English-style garden.

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20 minutes from the Gulf of Morbihan, Rochefort en Terre, a “Small Town of Character” is one of the most beautiful villages of France. Every detail is meticulous and the cobbled streets are lined with 16th-century dwellings which contain boutiques selling craft items or Breton products. A little gem at the heart of Morbihan! Don’t miss the castle grounds and the Naïa museum.

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Bordered to the south by the Gulf of Morbihan, Vannes is a marina, fortified town, medieval town, Town of Art and History, and so on. With its preserved architecture, magnificent French formal gardens, medieval streets and a lovely blend of elegant mansion houses and half-timbered houses that date back to the 15th century, Vannes is a major tourist destination in Brittany.

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