4 days roadtrip in Brittany. Discover the most impressive sites of this French region.
Día 1110hVisita a Vannes1Day 110:00hVisita a Vannes
At the gates of Brittany lies this city that lived long periods of prosperity thanks to port trade, religious and political power. All this is reflected in the beautiful 13th century medieval wall that surrounds it, the cheerful neighborhoods of colorful half-timbered houses, the cathedral of Saint-Pierre, built between the 13th and 18th centuries, and the beautiful 19th century slate washhouses that line the ramparts. In one of the areas, the moat of the ramparts is a wonderful garden area full of flowers, called "Jardins de Remparts" ideal for strolling.
12hVisit the Carnac alignments2Day 112:00hVisit the Carnac alignments
As if they were mushrooms, almost 3,000 menhirs rise above the surface forming several 1 km long rows. This megalithic complex is the most extensive and extraordinary prehistoric monument in the world. It was erected during the Neolithic, so when Obelix was born these giants were already here, as they were erected between 5,000 and 3,000 years before our era, so they are very much earlier than the Gauls. This concentration of stones is divided into several alignments, the most important are: Menec, Kerlescan and Kermario. Next to them are the Saint-Michel tumulus and the giant of Manio, a 6.5 m high menhir!
14hVisit to Concarneau3Day 114:00hVisit to Concarneau
Concarneau arose in the Middle Ages on a small island only accessible at low tide overlooking a small bay, which offered a natural protection for the inhabitants. Its privileged situation favored its development, acquiring in the 13th century its present appearance, completely surrounded by ramparts. In the middle of the 19th century, the first canneries specialized in sardines and tuna appeared, making the port of Concarneau the first tuna port in Europe. You have to walk inside its walls to get a glimpse of its past. A single long street lined with restaurants and souvenir stores leads you to the impressive wall that surrounds the island, where you can stroll to admire the city and the sea.
17hSunset in Point du Raz4Day 117:00hSunset in Point du Raz
End the day enjoying a sunset in one of the natural wonders of Brittany, the French Finistère. This place is a cape of rocky cliffs of great beauty.
Día 2510hVisit Locronan5Day 210:00hVisit Locronan
In this small village of bluish granite, rated as one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France, time seems to have stopped. Colorful windows and doors decorated with hundreds of flowers, cobblestone streets, a beautiful church from which gargoyles relentlessly watch the gentle bustle, small stores selling cakes, handicrafts and local products and the square where a beautiful well that gives personality to this quiet village will captivate you. It is said that it was a relatively rich village thanks to the manufacture of candles, between the XV and XVIII centuries, for all Brittany, part of France and other countries such as Spain.Tour the Pink Granite Coast
12hTour the Pink Granite Coast6Day 212:00hTour the Pink Granite Coast
Between the beaches of Trestraou and Saint-Guirec, the imposing cliffs of Ploumanac’h are known worldwide for their pink granite cliffs that create a site of exceptional beauty. Imposing stones of surreal shapes sculpted by the sea and the wind attract the attention of visitors. Napoleon's hat, the lovers' den, the mushroom… the largest shapes reach more than 20 meters in height. It is estimated that they were formed 300 million years ago. There are three pink granite coasts in the world: one in Brittany, one in Corsica, and one in China.
14hA ruined abbey with a lot of charm7Day 214:00hA ruined abbey with a lot of charm
This abbey, founded no more and no less than eight centuries ago, is listed as the Great Site of France. The gothic ruins of the abbey and its location by the sea make it a particularly mystical place. The gigantic hydrangea plants and the exuberant vegetation of an impossible green that grows inside it break the monotonous grayish color of the stone of what must have been a prosperous religious center and point of departure for Breton pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela.
15hHeart-stopping views from the lighthouse8Day 215:00hHeart-stopping views from the lighthouse
8.5 km from the center of Fréhel is the imposing lighthouse of the same name, which overlooks the sea from a height of 103 meters. From it, on clear days, you can see the Channel Islands. In the car park, to the right, there is a narrow path surrounded by lush vegetation that leads to the cliffs that are more than 70 meters high. This area is an ornithological reserve, therefore it is worth visiting it without haste to be able to observe the birds, especially if it is the breeding season since it is quite a spectacle.
17hVisit to Dinan9Day 217:00hVisit to Dinan
Its excellent medieval architecture, full of half-timbered houses finished in pointed slate roofs, makes this town mesmerize the visitor. The steep street of Jerzual seems to lead to the Middle Ages. Between the fourteenth and eighteenth centuries this street was full of weavers, tanners ... Today it is an essential visit that allows you to travel back in time to the workshops-shop of glass craftsmen and wood gilders. Some of the monuments that can be visited are the Castle of Dinan, the almost three kilometers of walls, the Church of Saint-Malo from the 12th century, the Basilica of San Salvador from the 12th century and the Clock Tower from the 15th century with its spectacular 45 meters high. In addition, you can also take a nice walk through the marina, on the banks of the river Rance.
Día 31010hVisit to Saint-Malo10Day 310:00hVisit to Saint-Malo
The historic center of this city is located in the port area. As soon as you go through the gates of the walled city it is as if we had moved back in time to the time of corsairs and pirates, since, despite having been almost completely destroyed in World War II, it has been rebuilt in a certain way. almost identical to what was previously. Inside the walls we find a network of alleys and squares with a lot of atmosphere. You can visit the Castle of Saint Malo, which houses the city's history museum and the seat of the town hall, and the Saint-Vincent Cathedral, in Gothic and Romanesque style. The best thing to do in the city is to walk over its wall, which will allow us to enjoy the enclave of the city and the sea, where we find small islets that surround the city, some of them harbor small defensive forts.
12hVisit the magnificent Mont Saint Michel abbey11Day 312:00hVisit the magnificent Mont Saint Michel abbey
Since we have reached this point, although it does not belong to Brittany, we cannot miss this spectacular place in a unique enclave. Mont Saint Michel has been an important center of attraction through the centuries from its origins to the present day. Its architecture and the fact that the highest tides in Europe take place here have made this place one of the greatest tourist attractions in France and that in 1979 it was declared a World Heritage Site. The fortified abbey stands on a rocky hill, with a medieval village at the base. Time in the mountains has not stopped, and what in the past were homes and workshops where humble people made their living working in different trades, today they have become souvenir shops, restaurants and hotels. It is true that neither the trades nor the clothes are the same as centuries ago, but the cobbled alleys and half-timbered houses that accompany you to the top of the mountain still retain their medieval appearance.
It is important that you take a look at the tidal calendar to know the state in which it will be during your visit. If this coincides with high tide you can enjoy privileged views.
Día 41210hVisit A Fougères12Day 410:00hVisit A Fougères
The first thing that will catch your attention as soon as you arrive at this place is its great medieval castle. This fortress was built between the 12th and 15th centuries and has no less than thirteen towers. Being in this place it is not difficult to imagine yourself in the Middle Ages surrounded by knights. The surrounding area is well worth a stroll, where you will find half-timbered medieval houses and cobbled alleys. From here you can walk in ten minutes to the public garden, next to the Saint-Sulpice church, from where there is a good overview of the city and the castle.
12hVisit to Vitré13Day 412:00hVisit to Vitré
This small city maintains a medieval air throughout its historic center. It was founded in the year 1000 by the Dukes of Brittany. Its main attraction is the castle, listed as a Historical Monument, which was built in wood but caught fire so many times that they finally decided to restore it with stone. Its main facade is imposing, with its double drawbridge next to its towers. You have to walk through the alleys of d’En-Bas, de la Baudrairie, de la Poterie or Notre-Dame, with their colorful half-timbered houses; the church of Notre-Dame and its outer pulpit; the Notre-Dame dei Benedictines priory, the Saint-Martin church and the Saint-Nicolas monastery.
14hVisita a Josselin14Day 414:00hVisita a Josselin
The imposing towers of the castle reflected in the waters of the calm River Oust are the first thing you come across when you arrive in Josselin. The history of the city is closely linked to its flamboyant Gothic style castle, which dominates the citadel. It was founded at the beginning of the 12th century and today it is still inhabited by the descendants of its founders: the Rohan family. An idyllic place, where you can breathe peace and harmony on the banks of the river and among its cobbled streets and cheerful colored half-timbered houses and slate roofs.
16hVisit to Roquefort-en-Terre15Day 416:00hVisit to Roquefort-en-Terre
This medieval town developed on a rocky promontory around a castle dating from the 12th century. It was rebuilt in the 17th century and renovated in the 20th century by the painter Alfred Klots, who transformed it into a palace. Quiet streets, houses with stone facades with slate roofs from the 16th and 17th centuries, cobbled alleys, pretty shops with traditional signs and the good taste of its inhabitants for decorating every corner of this town with multicolored flowers, has made Rochefort-en -Terre is part of the Most Beautiful Villages in France.
Before you travel
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