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Culture of Brittany. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Nantes (Loire-Atlantique) Historic monuments of Bretagne are as interesting and diverse as cultural traditions of the region are. One of the most popular places is the ancient port town of Saint-Malo; it was named in honor of a Christian monk. For many years the picturesque coastal town remained the center of the slave trade and corsairs’ haven; the Old Town district reminds about those old days. It is surrounded by high walls offering marvelous panorama of the main symbol of the city, the castle. Today its walls house a rich collection of historical artifacts; a visit to the museum would be interesting to everyone.
Indigenous people of Bretagne consider themselves descendants of the Celts; they feature a very hospitable and cheerful nature. Locals are very patriotic and treat the national culture with … Open
No less interesting is the fortress town of Dinan. Among its main attractions is the city wall that is the highest in the region. Thick walls hide a number of unique historical objects, including awesome Basilica of Saint Sauveur, Saint-Malo Cathedral and the medieval castle housing the interesting historical museum.
One of the most popular resort towns is Dinard; in the second half of the 19th century, this small fishing town reached its zenith. Developed modern resort is famous for an abundance of natural attractions. Luxury villas located near the coast remind visitors of the city about the bygone historical era. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
One of the main attractive features of Bretagne is an abundance of beautiful beaches; the mild climate makes the region an ideal place for water sports and beach holidays. The coast region … Open
The capital of Bretagne, Rennes, also offers travelers a rich excursion program. The Town’s Hall Square is considered the center of the city; it is located next to the old town hall and the theater. The Parliament building is an amazing landmark; its construction has begun in the 17th century. The undisputed symbol of Rennes is represented by picturesque half-timbered houses that have witnessed the most important historical events.
Palais du Parlement de Bretagne Those who wish to walk around interesting archaeological areas are recommended to visit Carnac. Barrows and menhirs built as far back as prehistoric times are among its main attractions. In total, there are about 4,000 menhirs in the city and its immediate vicinity. Travelers would be impressed by the medieval city of Vannes; the scenic 13th century cathedral is situated in its downtown. The most visited cultural institution of the city is the Archaeological Museum.
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Brittany
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame d’Espérance, Saint-Brieuc, 36.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique-Cathédrale Saint-Étienne, Saint-Brieuc, 36.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame du Roncier, Josselin, 39.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame de Bon-Secours, Guingamp, 43.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame du Paradis, Hennebont, 51 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Sainte-Anne, Sainte-Anne-d’Auray, 55.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique-Cathédrale Saint-Pierre, Vannes, 61.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Iconic cultural sights of France

In the suburbs of Paris, there are two legendary places where the history of the country was created and the destinies of its kings were made. In Versailles, is the famous Versailles palace built by one of the most famous French kings - Louis XIV, the sun king. In the palace is the Museum of France, where you can fill in the gaps of history and get acquainted with the exciting history of the royal court and the whole country. Around the palace is a picturesque park, decorated with statues and fountains. Another palace is located in Fontainebleau. In it four French monarchs were born and in its halls, Napoleon Bonaparte was abdicated. The Palace of Fontainebleau has uniquely luxurious interiors in the Empire style. Several picturesque parks are broken on its territory. It has its own theater. … Open
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Brittany

Culture guide to Brittany. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Brittany: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Brittany. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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