On 1st January, 2016
France reduced the number of metropolitan
regions from twenty-two down to thirteen.
Bretagne (Brittany) remained unchanged.
Pre 2016 Regions
of Bretagne (Brittany) has four departments:
Ille-et-Vilaine (35) and
Neighbouring regions are
and Pays de la Loire.
regional capital of
Brittany is Rennes.
With the longest coastline in France, the rugged Bretagne
peninsula offers visitors to Brittany a variety of amazing landscapes to admire.
Although more famous for its natural sites, Brittany does have plenty
of urban architectural heritage; the Cites d'Art de Bretagne includes several towns
dating back to the gallo-roman era.
Blessed with 2,730km of coastline, Brittany offers extremely varied environments with a
succession of cliffs, dunes, estuaries, mud flats and marshlands.
Brittany Travel Tips
Le Parc de Branfere
is a haven for an electric mix of easy going wildlife, which coexists harmoniously in
delightful surroundings. A good visit for the whole family, Branfere is situated in Le
Guerno; Morbihan, South Brittany.
Rocher Vegetarium and factory - at La Gacilly in Morbihan, South Brittany. This is
where the beauty products empire has its roots. Yves Rocher has been the Mayor of La
Gacilly since the 1950's, and is the patron of this pretty village crammed with artisan's
- South Brittany Cottage.
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