Brittany is a French region composed of four very different departments, but united by this common belonging: the Côtes-d'Armor, Finistère, Ille-et-Vilaine and Morbihan. A holiday destination par excellence, Brittany has fishing ports and agricultural land, tourist sites and mysterious places, woods and forests, stories and legends, museums and leisure parks. It is a land of contrasts that offers a real patchwork of places to discover. You can come here to practice water sports, participate in the many music festivals, such as the Interceltic Festival or the Vieilles Charrues. Brittany will present its chapels, but also its menhirs and dolmens... It will also let you discover its islands: Belle-Île-en-Mer,Bréhat,Ouessant, Molène, Groix, Les Glénans... Brittany can also be covered on foot over thousands of kilometres of hiking trails, such as the GR 34, which runs along the coast for nearly 2,000 km! From Cap Fréhel to the tip of the Torch, from the pink granite coast to the Finisterian "abers", from Océanopolis to Brest, to the Pont-Scorff zoo, from the medieval city ofDinan, in northern Brittany, to the Gulf of Morbihan, in southern Brittany, via the Brocéliande forest and the Armorican massif, not to mention the bay of Mont Saint-Michel and the Bigouden region. A tourist guide on Brittany will make you discover all kinds of natural sites, but also restaurants where you can taste delicious pancakes, kouign-amann, oysters and other seafood products...

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When to go to Brittany?

Brittany can be visited all year round, but depending on your desires, it may be interesting to target one period rather than another. Here are some tips on when to go to Brittany.

High tourist season: in July-August, this corresponds to the summer holidays for all French people. It is at this time that the Breton coast is the busiest. Almost everywhere, in the Côtes-d'Armor as in Finistère and Morbihan, people practice sailing, surfing, swimming or simply relaxing. Hikers are legion on the GR34 and the Breton islands are filled with summer visitors. Of course, hotel rates increase during this period and travel is more complicated

Medium tourist season: April-June and September are often pleasant and less crowded. It is therefore the best time to travel to Brittany. Of course, those who wish to swim will aim for the beginning of September, when the water is still a little warm. Walkers and sailors will take advantage of these calmer months to enjoy the Breton countryside.

Low tourist season: October to March. It is generally quite bad during this period, even if the temperatures remain mild. December and January are often rainy months. But in Brittany, nothing prevents you from going for a walk, a good raincoat, boots, and you are ready!

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