Bed & Breakfast in Bretagne, France
Bed and breakfasts in Bretagne are full of character just like the region itself. Once a Dutchy, today the region of Bretagne is one of the most attractive tourist areas in France. The Breton signature is to be found everywhere - habits, cuisine, language, culture, architecture, history and nature. The mix of them all creates the unique character of Bretagne. Staying at a B&B is an excellent way to touch the Breton world and feel its authenticity. The region's major cities (Rennes, Dinan, Quimper) and ports (Brest, Saint-Malo, Doëlan, Saint-Goustan, Lorient) offer plenty of interesting historic and architectural landmarks, rich cultural agenda and delightful atmosphere. There are also charming cathedral towns (Saint-Brieuc, Redon, Vannes), which boast fine examples of the local Breton church architecture. Bed and breakfasts in Bretagne's cities and ports may be found in old town houses with traditional local architecture, stone manors and private flats. The shores of Brittany have lots of forts and defensive castles (Cap Fréhel and Fort La Latte), an inheritance from a turbulent past that attracts romantics and history hunters. Inland there are also plenty of castles and manors, a large part of them converted in bed & breakfasts. Brittany has preserved its rural appearance, which is still to be found in ancient mills, gorgeous rustic buildings and characteristic farms, some of which house classy bed and breakfast establishments. Brittany's landscapes have captivated and inspired plenty of artists like Paul Gauguin and Marc Chagall. The rugged coastline, the patchwork of fields and hills create and enchanting kaleidoscope of colors and sounds. Bretagne has plenty of natural reserves and three natural parks, strongly connected with the rivers, stretching though picturesque planes and floating into the Atlantic ocean. It is also well-known for its megalithic monuments scattered around the whole peninsula, the largest concentration of them being in Carnac (Karnag) as well as the ancient coastal rocks in surprising colors located on the Côte de Granit Rose (the Pink Granite Coast), Côte d’Emeraude, Crozon Peninsula and on the island of Groix.