Discovering the most beautiful villages of Brittany

Brittany is a region renowned for its picturesque and historic villages. You will find 4 villages labeled “Most Beautiful Villages of France” and 28 communes labeled “Small Cities of Character”. A good reason to discover the beauty hidden in the landscapes and the architectural wealth of the hinterland.

Let yourself be tempted by the experience and discover what our magnificent region has to offer!

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Montcontour is a medieval city located 25 kilometers south of Saint-Brieuc. Its ramparts are a true jewel of medieval architecture. The church of Notre-Dame and Saint-Mathurin, dating from the XV-XVIth century and rebuilt in the XVIIIth century, is one of the most outstanding buildings of this village. It is located on the Place Penthièvre, in the heart of the city.

Rochefort en Terre (56)

Rochefort en Terre is a village located in the Morbihan. It houses one of the oldest cafés in Europe, the Café Breton. The village is a mixture of architectural styles, from half-timbered houses to Renaissance and Gothic dwellings. Each street is carefully paved and decorated, offering visitors a total change of scenery. Numerous activities and events are organized throughout the year.

Saint Suliac (35)

Saint Suliac is an old fishing village located on the estuary of the Rance. It was elected among the “Most Beautiful Villages of France” and owes its name to an evangelizing monk who founded it in the 6th century. Visitors can explore the narrow streets called “ruettes” on foot. The village is known for its architectural features, such as curved doors, window lintels and thatched roofs.

The charming port is another strong point of Saint Suliac. Information panels throughout the village add a personal touch to the discovery of the village, with anecdotes and old illustrations. Mount Garrot offers a breathtaking view of the stone foundations emerging from the shoreline, which may be the remains of an ancient Viking camp.

Locronan (29)

Locronan is another of the most beautiful villages in France, located 15 minutes from Douarnenez. It has an architectural heritage typical of the region and benefits from protection as Historical Monuments. The city has prospered thanks to the weaving of cloth for sails, and hosts two unique Troménies in Brittany with Celtic origins. Located at the top of the mountain, the Ar Zoñj chapel is an ideal place to take a break and admire the view over the Bay of Douarnenez.

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Quintin (22)

This small city of character is located in the Côtes d’Armor. With the Gouët river and the pond dominated by the unfinished castle, you can enjoy nature while discovering the history of the city.

Quintin knew a great prosperity thanks to the “Toile de Bretagne” in the XVIIth and XVIIIth century. You can still see evidence of this wealth in the many half-timbered houses and the imposing granite houses. The park of the castle, with its two historical castles dating from the 17th and 18th centuries, is one of the 13 listed monuments of the city. The Basilica of Notre-Dame-de-la-Délivrance, completed in the 19th century, is also classified and offers a glimpse of the history of Quintin.

Finally, don’t miss the Roz Maria Park, a beautiful park with trees and flowers that is an ideal place to relax and recharge.

Ploumanach (22)

Ploumanac’h is a destination to discover in Brittany. A walk along the Pink Granite Coast offers spectacular scenery. Strolling through the streets of the village offers a unique charm with its stone houses, its shopping street and its small port.

The beach of Saint-Guirec is a wonder not to be missed. Fine sand, breathtaking view of the sea and the Pink Granite Coast. Check the tide times and come in the morning or late afternoon to avoid the crowds.

It is the ideal place for those looking to disconnect and explore a unique and charming place in Northern Brittany.

Kerascoët in Nevez (29)

The hamlet of Kerascoët is another village to discover in South Finistère. It is made up of thatched cottages dating from the 15th century and is the first village of Nevez, which unfortunately lost half its houses during the war. You will be able to admire stone lean-tos dating from the 18th century, built by sailors of the time who helped the farmers to recover granite blocks. In summer, the hamlet hosts a free festival for children “Place aux mômes” with shows such as clowning, magic and dancing.

Guerlesquin (29)

Guerlesquin is a small city of character located in the foothills of the Monts d’Arrée, about 30 km from Morlaix. It is the only town square in Brittany that combines the three elements of the Ancien Régime urban power: the market, the seigneurial prison and the church. The city has a unique architecture with noble houses with turrets and granite buildings. The landscaping and plants offer a beautiful freshness. The “Garden of Secrets” is actually a garden of simple plants with labeled aromatic and medicinal plants. Guerlesquin is also on the doorstep of the Armorique Regional Nature Park and the parish enclosures.

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Jugon-les-Lacs (22)

Jugon-les-Lacs is an enchanting town located in a valley surrounded by water with a rich historical heritage dating back to the Roman way and the 12th century. The village has cobbled streets with water channels, historic houses and a castle built in 1220 that offers an annual exhibition on a part of the Middle Ages. There is also a farm of yesteryear that allows you to dive back into the rural habitat of the 1950s. Activities and entertainment are organized throughout the year, ranging from concerts and hikes to fishing and water sports. It is a place where past and present are closely linked and where you can recharge your batteries.

Brittany is a vacation destination not to be missed for lovers of picturesque and historical villages. Our campsite is located only 30 minutes from Kerascoët in Nevez and 40 minutes from Locronan.

Be sure to book your vacationnow! And who knows, you might even meet a Breton leprechaun along the way.

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