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HISTORY

The impressive megaliths offer a great mystery to the land of Brittany.

Breton history is rich with its Celtic roots, the hours of glory of its leaders, such as Bertrand Du Guesclin and Anne of Brittany,  his spirit of independence.

And also its shipowners, its pirates and fishermen, who will build the legend unfailingly linking Brittany to the sea.


The Man manifest his presence in Brittany, there is nearly 450,000 years. Creators of megaliths, Celts, Romans, Britons, Franks will succeed.

CULTURE

Brittany is considered by the Celtic League as one of the six Celtic countries.

Breton is a Celtic language which, with the Cornish and Welsh, belongs to the Brythonic languages ​​still spoken in Brittany.

Brittany is divided originally in nine countries (broioù), the 9 bands of «Gwenn Ha Du» Brittany flag. These countries are divided into two areas and with their own cultural characteristics.

Basse-Bretagne (Breizh Izel):

  1. Léon

  2. Trégor

  3. Cornouaille

  4. Vannetais

Haute Bretagne (Breizh Uhel) :

  1. Pays de Saint-Brieuc

  2. Pays de Saint-Malo

  3. Pays de Dol

  4. Pays rennais

  5. Pays nantais

GEOGRAPHY

One traditionally distinguishes coastal regions (Armor), and the interior regions (the Argoad).


Brittany occupies the western Armorican Massif, where emerge two massive ridges at higher altitude: the Arrée and the Black Mountains.

The whole country is hilly, the highest point rises to 387 meters.

Four types of landscape dominate in Britain: grove, moors, forests (Brocéliande, Loudéac, Huelgoat, Le Gâvre), marshes (Brière, Breton, Goulaine, Lake Grand-Lieu, Muzillac)


All departments of Britanny have a coastline.

Brittany is the French region which benefits from the greater length of coastline.

From Cancale to Pornic, the coast takes place over 1100 km, but it doubles its length if one includes the many islands such as Belle Isle, Groix, Ushant, Batz, etc. ...

It is diverse and each stretch of coast is named according to its characteristics.

Brittany is a historical, geographical and cultural entity which has a strong identity.

They offer varieties of languages​​, traditions, tales and legends, of «pardons» (religious processions), costumes whose famous women headdress, dances, musics, gastronomy, chapels and religious monuments, etc. ...


Alone or with family, the best way to discover Brittany is to rent a minibus car with driver.

This formula of VTC (Tourism Vehicle with Driver in french) is ideal for traveling in Brittany area.

A PHVS minibus hire with driver frees you to organize your transport.

At the end of the Roman Empire, it had been an influx of population due to massive immigration of Bretons island in a part of the ancient Celtic Brittany.

These, freeing themself from the domination of the Franks, will create a kingdom with Nominoé.

The Duchy of Brittany is born and will try to keep his independence from the kingdoms of France and England for several centuries.

In the sixteenth century, Brittany joined the royal estate of the crown of France.

The French Revolution will create on the Breton’s lands different farmers, religious and royalist uprisings which will mark the entry of Brittany into the Republic.

And it will be the division into five departments: Côtes-du-Nord, Finistere, Ille-et-Vilaine, Morbihan and Loire-Atlantique.

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