Home » Travel

Brittany is a Unique Place

Aug 18, 2007
Brittany is unique. There is no where else like it in Europe, the huge skies, a freshness and tang in the air, lots of unspoilt countryside, where you can chance upon ancient settlements, in the often wild untamed beauty of this land. Mystery and intrigue yes, friendly yes too. The people, like the countryside, are warm and welcoming. It is a place to escape to, unwind and get happily lost in.

Jutting out far into the Atlantic Ocean, with its convoluted coastline, Brittany is essentially a land where life revolves around the sea. Much of its economy is based on the sea, whether its fishing or tourism and wherever you are, you will never be very far from one of the huge number of beaches, coves and inlets, which means that, except in the most popular resorts, you can always find a relatively uncrowned beach somewhere. No queuing for hours to get to the beach, only to find that the car parks are all full when you get there.

This is still in places a very wild country where many animals and birds that have long since disappeared from Britain roam free.

For a home from home holiday Brittany is the perfect choice. The environment is more Celtic than French, with a climate similar to that of the South West of the UK. On the other hand there are unique attractions in Brittany that should not be missed, with fascinating history and outstanding coastline offering rugged cliffs, quaint harbours with active fishing fleets, delightful sandy beaches and excellent attractions that will make a holiday really memorable.

Eating out is a part of the French way of life. Dont have a holiday in France without a meal in a French restaurant. Although there are many unusual French foods, frogs legs and snails you will find many foods that are a true delight. The Charente Vendee has some fantastic restaurants to choose from.

Its mystical qualities are an essential ingredient of Brittany. It is a very old country the mountains were once higher than the Himalayas and have been worn down to their present gentle heights by countless years of erosion. People have lived here since earliest times and their traces can be found almost everywhere. The great standing stones, of which the most famous are at Carnac, date from prehistoric times. Come across one looming before you in a forest clearing and you can almost see the ghosts around it living their daily life of long ago.

Wayside stone crosses, chapels hidden in the woods or a fold of the hills, churches and magnificent cathedrals bear witness to the strongly Christian past, but the old religions have left their mark and many of the wayside fountains have magical properties, usually of healing, that are still strongly recommended by the Bretons.
About the Author
Douglas Scott works for The Rental Car Hire Specialist. and is a free lance writer for The Brittany Rental Site
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 108
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Babies
    • Collecting
    • Elderly Care
    • Genealogy
    • Hobbies
    • Parenting
    • Pets
    • Pregnancy
    • Woodworking
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources