Enjoy Brittany’s numerous photogenic sights: historic villages, dynamic cities, beautiful chateaux and a sweeping coastline. It’s just a hop across the Channel with Brittany Ferries from Portsmouth or Plymouth.
Beautiful towns and villages
Rochefort-en-Terre, Dinan, Vannes, Locronan, Saint-Malo… Brittany boasts a glut of seriously photogenic towns, where you’ll feast your eyes as well as your stomach.
Beautiful towns and villages of Brittany
Visiting Brittany’s chateaux will have you stepping right into a medieval fairytale. From Fougères to Josselin, we round up our favourite five.
Get out into nature in Brittany’s forests and national parks – or explore the craggy coastline with its numerous secluded bays and estuaries.
Natural sites of Brittany
Eyes and cameras at the ready for island-hopping in Brittany: you’ll be astounded by the wildlife, the walking trails and the colour of the water.
Vibrant cities: Rennes and Brest
See the bright lights of these Breton cities: capital Rennes blends old with new inland, while coastal Brest is nestled in one of France’s most beautiful harbours.
Vibrant cities: Rennes and Brest
Contemporary art and photography
Brittany is a land of inspiration for established artists and a magnet for the talent of tomorrow. It has so many unique places where contemporary art can be appreciated, by an increasingly diverse audience. This autumn, make sure you leave time for one of the regional galleries, art trails or festivals…
FRAC Bretagne, Brittany's regional contemporary art foundation, was established in Rennes in 2012. Housed in a purpose-built centre and a driving force for creative arts in Brittany, it manages a rich collection of over 4,000 works and plays an important educational role too.
If the weather’s still fine, consider a visit to the Domaine de Kerguéhennec , a must-see sculpture park and one of the largest of its kind in Europe. Set around the estate’s château over an area of 45 hectares, it brings together around 20 works by major artists. Each season the Centre for Contemporary Art, located inside the château, hosts temporary exhibitions.
The ‘Art in the Chapels’ trail (until 16 September 2018) has embraced the challenge of transforming central Brittany's chapels into venues where contemporary artists express and exhibit their work. Painters and plastic artists have been active in more than 20 chapels scattered across the countryside around Pontivy, turning them all into unique places where visitors can view art from a different perspective in the Blavet valley.
The Photo Festival in La Gacilly (until 30 September 2018) is another major draw at this time of year. Focusing specifically on the environment, this is an arts event that intends to become fully part of the Breton landscape. The Quai des Bulles Festival in Saint-Malo (12-14 October 2018) sees some 400 comic strip artists unite – and from October to December 2018, Les Ateliers de Rennes biennale returns to several venues in the city.
Get there with Brittany Ferries
The best way of exploring Brittany is in the comfort of your own car, packed with everything you need. With Brittany Ferries you can sail direct to Brittany from Portsmouth or Plymouth.
Plan your trip to Brittany with Brittany Ferries.