Bretagne, extended over an area of ​​27,208 km², is located in the northwest of France. It includes the departments of Cotes d'Armor, Finistère, Ille-et-Vilaine and Morbihan. It has a very long coastline and almost 800 islands and islets! There is a little over 3 million people in Bretagne. The main income of Bretagne comes from the agriculture, the food industry and the summer tourism.

The climate of Bretagne

La Bretagne is famous for its rainfall, but its geographical location and the presence of the Gulf Stream actually bring a temperate climate to Bretagne, similar to the climate of London: a lot of wind, frequent showers but of short duration, a mild climate.

To see!

The best known places of Bretagne are certainly Rennes, which is the capital of Bretagne, Finistere, Brest and Saint-Malo. But in Bretagne, discover the most beautiful and unique landscapes, such as:

  • A panoramic view in the heart of the Bay of Saint-Brieuc, on the heights of Hillion. This bay is classified National Nature Reserve, is famous for its tides and is a paradise for bird watching.
  • The Arrée Mountains (Monts d'Arrée) are located in the Armorique Regional Park. Stroll down the rounded peaks and rocky peaks.
  • Lake Guerlédan and its beaches. It is the largest lake in Bretagne. It offers water sports, fishing, trips, mountain biking.
  • The Black Mountains, near the Monts d'Arrée, with their green slopes, wide meandering of the Canal of Nantes and its locks, and forests.
  • The valley of Hyères Carahaix-Plouguer.
  • The reserve of Cap Sizun near the Pointe du Raz, offers spectacular wildlife and natural landscapes: cliffs and islets. Again, a paradise to watch the many birds.
  • Pointe du Raz, to discover!


Food specialties of Bretagne are often dishes with fish, oysters and shellfish. However, other dishes like the famous pancakes and pound cakes are also from Bretagne!