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Colors of Brittany - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

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 great respect and awe. They are sincere and straightforward, persistent and quite severe that may initially alert guests from other countries. Just look into a typical national restaurant or bar located in one of the villages to understand how pleasant and open locals are.
Bretagne is sometimes called ‘the land by the sea;’ the region owes its name due to the successful geographical location. However, its national cuisine is widely known not because of … Open
They always welcome new guests and treat them as good old friends. In rural places you can taste real apple cider, which is considered the national drink, and enjoy the most popular national dishes in their classical version. Don’t be surprised if the barkeeper would ask to throw a chuck in a fireplace or talk with new acquaintances, as such behavior and communication style is quite appropriate here.
One of the most important and large-scale cultural events of the region is held in Lorient. The Inter-Celtic Festival, which is attended by residents of different countries, is celebrated here every year. It's an incredibly fun celebration that brings participants back for several centuries; the international festival is attended by hundreds of thousands of foreign visitors. Colorful old-fashioned fairs, Celtic music and dance, amazing outdoor activities and plenty of treats are main attributes of this colorful holiday. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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 … Open
Until recently, the cultivation of land remained the main mean of subsistence for many indigenous people; agricultural sector is well developed in Bretagne. In memory of the past centuries the Old Plows Festival is held annually; it is also one of the popular national holidays.
Fest Noz night festivals are very common in France. They are constantly held in various cities of the region; during summer, holidays are held almost every night. They differ from those parties that take place at major resorts; traditional dances are preformed and national music is played at night feasts in Bretagne. Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table represent another local feature; travelers can hear them during excursions to local attractions.
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Reference information
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Brittany
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame-de-la-Joie, Pontivy, 15.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame de la Délivrance, Quintin, 22.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   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
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Brittany
♥   Castle 'Château de Ducs des Rohan' Morbihan, 14.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Josselin' Morbihan, 39.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Pierre II' Côtes-d’Armor, 42.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de La Hunaudaye' Côtes-d’Armor, 53.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Trécesson' Morbihan, 55 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Largoët' Morbihan, 57.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de La Roche-Jagu' Côtes-d’Armor, 61.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

National traditions of France

The government in France is a system that should provide its citizens with the most comfortable conditions for life. It is the government that serves a person, and not vice versa. The country maintains a high level of security (not counting the regions where migrants from Paris live in large numbers), the streets are always well-groomed, beautiful flowers bloom, and fountains with drinking water are installed. Another important feature of the mentality of the French is that they know how to enjoy life and get maximum pleasure out of it. The process of food intake turns into a complex and fascinating ritual, falling in love can turn into a passionate adventure. The French people pay great attention to manners. Manners are part of a beautiful life. … Open
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Brittany

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Brittany. Learn the best periods to visit Brittany to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Brittany.
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