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Audierne is a pretty fishing port on the estuary of the Goyen where fishing boats bring in their harvest of lobsters, crayfish, and tunny.... more

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Travel through the crowded streets of Benodet and follow signs for the port, which bring you to its yacht harbor—from here the coast road weaves past sandy bays and holiday hotels to the casino. In summer do not tackle the crowded streets; we recommend that you just admire the town ... more

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Cancale is a beachside port full of lobsters, mussels, oysters, and clams, and whose attractive little town is nestled on the cliffs above. Follow signposts for Saint Malo par la Côte to Pointe du Grouin, a windswept headland and promontory. Rounding the point, you are rewarded by vi... more

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Carnac is a seaside town. In the windswept fields on the edge of town are over 2,700 standing stones (menhirs) arranged in lines (alignements). The stones, believed to have been erected between 4,000 and 2,000 B.C., consist of three groups each arranged in patterns of 10 to 13 rows. T... more

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Ignore Concarneau’s bustling town and park by the harbor as close as possible to Ville Close, the 14th-century walled town sitting amidst a vast harbor of colorful boats varying from sleek yachts to commercial fishing trawlers. The old town, with its narrow streets and old houses fu... more

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Dinan is a wonderful walled town. Embraced by medieval ramparts, it is a charming city with cobbled streets, half-timbered houses, a historic convent, and castle ruins. It is a great place to spend an afternoon exploring the maze of streets, from its picturesque port to the encircling... more

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Dinard is a popular beach resort. Once a sleepy fishing village, its confusion of one-way streets and seafront hotels (blocking views) discourage you from leaving the main highway.... more

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La Forêt Fouesnant is a pretty port, with its harbor full of yachts and small arc of golden sand, lies just a few kilometers away.... more

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Fouesnant is a traditional center for cider production. Its pretty port, La Forêt Fouesnant, with its harbor full of yachts and small arc of golden sand, lies just a few kilometers away.... more

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At the heart of Lamballe’s industrial sprawl are some fine old houses on the Place du Martrai, including the executioner’s house, which is now the tourist office. The traffic is congested.... more

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Lannion is an attractive town beside the fast-flowing River Léguer with some fine medieval houses at its center, near the Place Général Leclerc.... more

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Recommended by Domaine de Moulin Mer: The name Logonna comes from ‘Loc-Onna’, place dedicated to Saint Omma who was thought to be Saint Monna abbot of Tech Munna (Ireland). Saint Monna is now the patron saint of the village’s church. Daoulas, the near by village, is located ... more

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Morlaix is a central market town whose quays shelter boats that travel the passage inland from the sea.... more

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Pont Aven is a pretty resort by the River Aven made famous by Gauguin and his school of artists who moved here in the 1890s. Gauguin with his bohemian ways was not popular with the locals and he soon moved on. There are a great many galleries and in summer it’s a colorful and cr... more

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Pont Croix is built on terraces up from the River Goyen. Leading to the bridge, its photogenic narrow streets are lined with old houses.... more

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The Breton town of Pont l’Abbé is set deep in a sheltered estuary. It is home to the Musée Bigoudin, of costume and furniture, with some fine examples of the tall white lace coifs that Breton women wear on their heads for festivals. (Open Mar to end-Sep) A pleasant... more

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Quimper is a large town, set where the Odet and Steir rivers meet. Park by the river, wander the town’s pleasant streets and visit the Musée de la Faïence with its displays of attractive regional pottery.... more

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Quimperlé is where the rivers Ellé and Isole converge to form the Lafta. One of the town’s central streets is cobbled and lined with old houses.... more

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Saint Malo

Saint Malo is almost surrounded by water. Within the walls are narrow streets lined with interesting shops and small restaurants. Much was destroyed in battle between Germans and Americans in 1944 but it has all been magnificently restored. Walk round the walls (stairs by Saint Vincen... more

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Saint Rivoal has a Maison Cornic, a small park with an interesting collection of old Breton houses.... more

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Trébeurden

Trébeurden is an attractive seaside resort with a small sheltered harbor separated from a curve of sandy beach by a wooded peninsula.... more

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Vannes

Vannes is the region’s largest city, complete with all the traffic and navigation headaches that plague so many downtown areas. The old walled town surrounding Saint Peter’s Cathedral is delightful. The cathedral was built between the 13th and 19th centuries and has a great mixtur... more

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