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Things to see and do on a camping holiday in Brittany  23/10/2013

The French region of Brittany is a potentially fascinating backdrop to great family holiday, as it is home to a broad array of fine arts, museums, awe-inspiring views and so much else besides.

It is located in the north-west of the country and is considered to be one of the Celtic nations.

The region features a number of metropolitan areas, the largest of which are Nantes (854,807 inhabitants) and Rennes (654,478 inhabitants).

However, you'll also find loads of cultural gems as soon as you step off the beaten path and out into the French countryside.

Here, we provide a brief rundown of some of the exciting things you can expect to encounter on a camping holiday in France.


If you're a bit of a food and drink lover, Brittany ought to be something of a paradise. Cider is considered to be the traditional drink of the region.

There's much more else besides, however. Pancakes and galettes are the two most iconic dishes associated with Breton.

The pancakes are made and served with butter, while the galettes are made with buckwheat. Both are equally scrummy, especially if they are served with cheese, sausage or something similar.

Head into one of the local cafes and have a taste of some of the cuisine that is on offer.


The region is also home to some of France's biggest and best festivals, which are definitely worth looking out for.

For instance, La Route du Rock in Saint-Malo is considered to be among the best contemporary music festivals in the country.

Versions of the festival are staged in summer and in winter, so there's plenty of opportunity to catch France's top acts in action.


If architecture is more your thing, you won't be disappointed by what you find in the region, which is home to many megalithic monuments.

The Menhir de Champ-Dolent, the Mane Braz tumulus and the Gavrinis tomb are all sites that are well worth visiting, as are the historic city walls of Rennes and Nantes.

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