Thursday, July 18, 2024

Issues to do in Brittany France (Podcast)


Things to do in Brittany France (Podcast)

Hear about issues to do once you journey to the Brittany area of France because the Beginner Traveler talks to Kristin Montgomery from about this less-touristed nook of the nation.

Kristin says, “Brittany is positioned in northwestern France. It was a Duchy however within the 1500s it was integrated as a part of France, principally taken over towards their will so there may be nonetheless a really robust regional identification. There are some individuals who nonetheless determine as being Breton earlier than they’re French. Brittany is a spot that isn’t often on plenty of traveler’s lists. If you will head to France you consider Paris. You consider southern France, Province, or Good, however there are plenty of actually nice issues to see in Brittany.”

“There are lovely seashores initially they usually’re sand seashores in contrast to the rocky seashores you discover down south. If you’re touring with household it’s a excellent place to go to as a result of it’s a little much less touristy, much less crowded. There are extra issues to try this are in small cities out within the nation. It has this Celtic identification that actually shouldn’t be present in some other place in France. You will be listening to issues like bagpipes. You will be seeing conventional dancing, even a few of the Breton language. I discovered that individuals right here have been very very pleasant which is one thing that in different components of France, and I consider Paris, they don’t have a fame for being very pleasant. If you’re somebody who’s into historical past or likes myths and legends, Brittany has plenty of that too.”

A possible itinerary would begin in Rennes, the capital of Brittany and the smallest metropolis in France with a metro (and it’s driverless!). Brittany has some autonomy in France nonetheless and has its personal parliament. In the summertime there’s a distinctive gentle and music present projected on the parliament constructing.

Subsequent, Kristin takes us alongside the southern coast of the Breton Penninsula. She recommends stops in Carnac (Standing stones), Lorient (Crusing Museum), Pont-Aven (cookie factories and Gauguin artwork),  Quimper, and Locronan (spiritual pilgrimage website). 

A lot of the issues you will notice and do revolve round Breton historical past and tradition. For instance, the large monoliths at Carnac are 7000 years previous and steeped in legend. The dense Brocéliande Forest is supposedly the place the Knights of the Spherical Desk roamed and the wizard Merlin is buried.

Fishing is significant to the economic system of Bretagne and the walled metropolis of Concarneau is a superb place to study extra about this and take boat journeys out to sea.

Lastly, Kristin takes us to go to St. Malo, a walled metropolis filled with pirate and nautical and pirate historical past and a preferred seashore city. Close to St. Malo you will discover Dinan with its lovely bridge and cute outlets.

In the summertime there are out of doors Fest Noz events with galettes (buckwheat crepes), kouign amann (buttery pastry), and naturally cider. You possibly can watch conventional music and dance and even take part! There are conventional wood video games and Breton wrestling.

Let’s see if Kristin can put Brittany in your to-do listing. She did so for me!

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Present Notes

Rising World Residents
Duchy of Brittany
Parliament of Brittany
Musée de Bretagne
Durand Chocolatier (Rennes)
Hélène Jégado
Fest Noz
Breton language
Le Park Carouj (Breton Theme Park)
The Forest of Brocéliande
Crusing Museum – Lorient
Lorient Submarine Base
Moulin de Rosmadec (windmill restaurant)
Pont-Aven Artwork Museum
Breton Cider & Apple Juice
Musée départemental Breton – Quimper
Cornouaille Pageant
Parc naturel régional Armorique
The Pink Granite Coast
Traou Mad Galettes de Pont Aven
La Demeure de Corsaire
Breizh Cafe – St Malo
An ideal day journey to Saint Malo, France
The perfect small cities for day journeys in Bretagne, France


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Amy on Journey to Devon and Cornwall, England – Beginner Traveler Episode 712

Hello Chris,

It was nice to listen to the Devon and Cornwall episode. I grew up not removed from Plymouth and there are such a lot of nice issues to do right here! One factor not talked about, that I might extremely suggest is getting the prepare in Devon and Cornwall. The trains journey proper on the shoreline and you may see some good views. As soon as the prepare observe even washed away in Devon, don’t fear they’ve rebuilt it since then (

One other factor I wish to point out is it’s the four-hundredth anniversary of the mayflower pilgrimage. This has clearly been postponed however it’s price trying on the web site for particulars as there are some good occasions deliberate for Plymouth, UK and Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Thanks out of your listener,

Amy from Teignmouth, UK

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