Upper Brittany Ille-et-Vilaine
Upper Brittany Ille-et-Vilaine, together with Brocéliande – Dinard – Fougères – Redon – Rennes – Saint Malo – Vitré are all set to give you a special welcome to discover the multiple, diverse and occasionally surprising faces of their region.
Come to Upper Brittany – Ille-et-Vilaine – a constant source of pleasure!
The dynamism of Brittany
Pays de Rennes
Proud of its identity, the capital of Brittany enjoys the status of a Town of Art and History and its dynamism is reflected across the whole region. Its elegant and lively old quarters, characteristic festivals and lifestyle make the city both surprising and attractive - a crafted blend of history, originality and fun.
The coast of Brittany
Pays de Saint-Malo
Whether it is from the top of the ramparts at Saint-Malo or on the beautiful beach resorts dotted along the coastline, all eyes and thoughts are on the sea. You will love the walled city of Saint-Malo and the ramparts that shelter the town from the sea. Wander around the marina where it is always bustling with activity. Marvel at the amazing sight of the highest tides in Europe going in and out, stroll along the fine sandy beaches or treat yourself to a seawater spa treatment. You will be seduced by the delightfully retro charm of the resorts at Dinard, Saint-Lunaire and Saint-Briac-sur-Mer. And why not take a boat trip through the Rance Valley.
|Saint-Malo Tourist Board|
|Dinard Tourist Board|
|Saint-Lunaire Tourist Board|
|Saint-Briac Tourist Board|
|Combourg Tourist Board|
|Saint-Suliac Tourist Information|
|Tinténiac Tourist Information|
The history of brittany
Pays de Fougères
Come and discover the imposing fortress of Fougères and the Château of Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier in a setting of lakes, woods and groves. You can also follow the daring course of the River Couesnon, visit the charming artists’ village of Bazouges-la-Pérouse, and explore the gardens of Château de la Ballue and the Parc Floral de Haute-Bretagne. The stories and legends, as well as the memory of the Chouannerie royalist uprising, add to the mythical quality of these places where you feel like you have stepped back into an epic storyworld.
The creativity of Brittany
Pays des Portes de Bretagne
Visit the flourishing towns of Vitré and La Guerche-de-Bretagne, where you can still hear the echo of the noise from the markets and the sailcloth trade. Let your imagination run wild in the land of green countryside and sparkling rivers, steeped in the memories of Madame de Sévigné and brimming with history and culture. Its artistic spirit lives on in the churches of Gennes-sur-Seiche, Domalain, Coësmes and Champeaux where you can see magnificent reredoses and Gothic stalls.
|Tourist Information of Bain-de-Bretagne|
|Vitré Tourist Board|
|Messac-Guipry Tourist Information|
|Brittany Tourist Information|
|Pays Gerchais Tourist Board|
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The legend of Brittany
Pays de Brocéliande
The Forest of Brocéliande at the mythical heart of Brittany is the setting of the legend of King Arthur. With its purple shale landscape, groves and deep valleys, the forest has a spellbinding charm which can be felt in Paimpont and the surrounding villages. Don’t miss the abbey church of Saint-Méen-le-Grand, the Ecomusée environmental museum at Montfort and Bécherel, Cité du Livre.
The wonders of Brittany
Pays de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel
Wavering between land and sea, this part of Brittany gets its distinctive character from its wild and fragile beauty. On one side the vast Bay lives to the rhythm of the timeless ebbing and flowing of the tides and bristles with mussel beds, while on the other side the groves and moors are well sheltered behind the Duchess Anne sea wall. Here the horizon stretches away into the distance and you can just make out Mont-Dol or the spires of Dol-de-Bretagne cathedral. Make the most of the salty seaside air, have a plate of oysters in Cancale harbour or simply take in the scenery - these are the best ways to experience the wonders of Brittany.
The nature of Brittany
Pays de Redon
Have a total change of scene and pace as you take a gentle boat trip on the River Vilaine. From the water you can take in the green twists and turns of the river, the timeless locks, the villages bursting with flowers and the charming little river ports. But you will also discover the beauty of the natural sites of Corbinières, Ile-aux-Pies and the Marais de Gannedel, which add to its wealth. The historical city and major river port of Redon stand guard over this peaceful world where life is enjoyed to the full.