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About Brittany

Welcome to Brittany – no  longer a kingdom, no longer a duchy, but still proud and beautiful. Brittany, the most westerly of France’s 22 mainland regions, occupies a large peninsula between the English Channel to the north and the Bay of Biscay to the south. Divided into four departments, it has a long, rich history […]

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Mathurin Méheut (1882-1958)

Mathurin Méheut (1882-1958) Our pretty local market town of Lamballe is home to the Mathurin Méheut Museum. This renowned local artist was born in the town and eventually studied in Rennes before working in Paris and across the globe. Wherever he travelled, he never forgot his native Brittany which was always a primary source of […]

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Flying the flag

When Bretons refer to the Gwenn ha du (‘black and white’ in Breton), they mean the stripy Breton flag. You see it flying all over the place. Although so engrained in the regional consciousness now, the pattern was only invented between the wars. The five black stripes represent the dioceses of eastern Brittany, the four […]

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Brittany Ferries

Take the relaxed route into Brittany – drive to either Portsmouth or Plymouth and then relax on board! Onboard facilities include comfortable lounge areas, internet access and a wide range of bars and restaurants. You will also find cinemas, children’s entertainment and disco clubs onboard some vessels. All this means you will never be bored […]

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Flying – easy and cheap way into Brittany….

Ryanair : – Hate them or love them? Personally I love them! Having flown with Ryanair many times I have no complaints. Yes they charge for baggage, and a hefty price for excess baggage, they are expensive if you want to change your booking BUT the conditions are clear and I say, if you don’t […]

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Little Britain

Links between Brittany and the UK have always been strong and there seems to be an affinity between the people built over many generations. In the Middle Ages the Duchy of Brittany regularly switched allegiance between England and France and to this day the local people think of themselves as Breton, not French. Historically referred […]

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Brittany Coastline

With around 700 miles of coastline (double that if one counts the many small islands) and a geography which means you are never much more than an hour from the coast, it’s easy to see why the sea is so important to the people of this region. The harvest from the sea, shellfish, including the […]

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