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Brittany Tourist Information Guide

With its beautiful coastline and charming villages, as well as being within easy reach of the ferry ports, it’s no wonder people return to Brittany time and time again. Visit popular Carnac or wander the narrow alleys in the old quarters of Auray or Vannes. Eurocamp Independent's guide to Brittany Tourist Information includes links to the best campsites in the area, with details on Brittany tourist attractions and sightseeing suggestions to make the most of your tent, motorhome and caravan holiday experience.

Eating out in Brittany

Brittany has a vast variety of dishes, in particular its pancakes, or crêpes. Lobster, oysters and mussels are excellent, with the local Muscadet white wine ideal as an accompaniment. Local delicacies include Breton leg of mutton with white beans, ‘pâté de campagne’ (a rough pâté, usually made from pork, possibly with garlic), ‘boudin blanc et noir’ (black and white puddings) and ‘andouille’ (chitterling sausage).

Moules Marinière
A favourite dish found in any French seaside town or port.

Locally produced Cider
Brittany’s refreshing cider is classified like wine with an ‘appellation d’origine controllé (AOC).

Traditional Breton Crêpes
Delicious sweet or savoury buckwheat pancakes.

Brittany Sightseeing and Culture

Must see locations and information for tourists visiting Brittany:

Mont St. Michel
Boasting a magnificent Benedictine Abbey, which towers above the town and a great many shops and cafés in the narrow streets leading up to the abbey.

Dinan
This ancient walled town with its cobbled streets is dominated by a castle overlooking the River Rance.

Carantec
A quiet and pleasant holiday resort with large, safe, sandy beaches attracting many visitors.

Carnac
One of the most important prehistoric sites in Europe with over three thousand mysterious menhirs stretching for approximately 4km. Carnac is also a popular seaside resort with a selection of restaurants to suit all tastes.

How to get to Brittany

Take an overnight crossing to Cherbourg with a drive of 5 to 6 hours. Alternatively cross to St. Malo with a drive of around 3 hours.

Campsites in Brittany