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30 November 2023  |  Tourism

Discover the charm of Brittany villages

Brittany is a region with a singular charm that is full of architectural treasures and picturesque villages that seem frozen in time. Far from artifice, the villages of character found in Brittany offer an authentic immersion in the cultural and historical richness of the region. Let's embark on a journey through these Breton jewels, where each village tells a story with a unique history.

1. Locronan: A Stone Case with the Scent of History

Located in Finistère, Locronan is a true architectural gem. Discover its granite houses, its cobbled streets and its central square lined with half-timbered houses make it a village where time seems to have stood still. You will find pagan activities that highlight the intact beauty of the city. Many films have been shot in a unique setting: “A Long Engagement Sunday” by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, “Chouans” by Philippe de Broca, “Tess” by Roman Polanski… Filmmakers (and spectators) are seduced by the single frame. Ranked among the Most Beautiful Villages in France, Locronan is also known for its rich past linked to the textile industry.


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2. Rochefort-en-Terre: A Floral Jewel

Charming streets, half-timbered houses, castle, abundance of flowers on balconies, galleries and craft stalls...Rochefort-en-Terre, classified among the Most Beautiful Villages in France, is an unmissable place to visit in Brittany . This village was also elected as the favorite village of the French in 2016, due to its bucolic atmosphere. Both in summer and in winter, the little town has great surprises in store for you! Rochefort-en-Terre is an enchanting village with a flowery character. The colorful facades of the half-timbered houses and the cobbled streets blend harmoniously with the flower gardens that adorn every street corner. The village was popular with many painters at the beginning of the 20th century.


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3. Saint-Suliac

Saint-Suliac owes its name to a monk who founded it in the 6th century. Visiting this village is done on foot, strolling through its narrow little streets. You will discover houses with arched doors, windows with lintels, thatched roofs and even fishing nets hanging on the walls of the houses. On the banks of the Rance, Saint-Suliac reveals itself as a rare pearl. Its stone fishermen's houses, its lively little squares and its church listed as a Historic Monument create a peaceful and authentic atmosphere. Ranked among the oldest villages in France, Saint-Suliac invites you to stroll along its picturesque quays.

4. La Roche-Bernard: Between Land and Sea

Nestled between the river and wooded hills, La Roche-Bernard is a town of character which offers a harmonious blend of medieval architecture and breathtaking views of the port. The half-timbered houses and small craft shops give this Morbihan village a unique charm. These characterful villages in Brittany allow for picturesque stops. Whether you are passionate about architecture, history or simply discoveries, the Breton villages will offer you an authentic experience, far from the hustle and bustle, in a setting where heritage combines with beauty.

Go on an adventure, discover these charming streets, and let yourself be enchanted by Breton authenticity.

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Amélie Roca

I am a Community Manager for Pure France as well as the host of Pure France TV, presenting high quality rental homes all over France.

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