"Forget everything about France!" Top 5 Page for this destination Bretagne by Mikebond

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Bretagne (Breizh) is a region of France, but it's much different from the rest of France. People feel Breton, Celtic, European but not French.
Many cultural aspects make this region different from the rest of the country: the Breton language is still spoken by some people and used in folklore (e.g. in Guerlesquin, Plestin-les-Grèves, etc.) and religion (e.g. in Guimiliau); people are much more religious than in the rest of France; and many more...

Bretagne consists of four départements:
22 Côtes d'Armor (Saint-Brieuc);
29 Finistère (Quimper);
35 Ille-et-Vilaine (Rennes);
56 Morbihan (Vannes).

Ille-et-Vilaine is the only département where Breton is not spoken. The Breton of Morbihan, known as Vannetais, is a bit different from the one spoken in the two other départements. Finistère is the most different from the rest of France.

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  • Pros:it has kept its traditions alive
  • Cons:none
  • Last visit to Bretagne: Aug 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • LeslieofTodd's Profile Photo
    Sep 30, 2013 at 9:14 PM

    Very interesting reading! I spent time in Bretagne in Spring of 2013 and your page and tips make me long to return.

  • gwened's Profile Photo
    Nov 16, 2011 at 2:26 AM

    nice page on Bretagne, my home ground now,cheers

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    May 5, 2010 at 9:32 PM

    Nice page with interesting tips.

  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Dec 14, 2008 at 2:10 AM

    Very interesting page Michele! I've been to Bretagne a few times and really love it.

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Jun 4, 2008 at 5:17 AM

    Your page brings back memories of our trip here in 1985. Yes, it really is a very different side of France!

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Mar 30, 2008 at 6:53 AM

    Great page Michele! I really would love to Bretagne some day! Strangely enough it feels so far away, but yet it is relatively close.

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Apr 30, 2006 at 10:14 PM

    Excellente page sur cette région très spéciale !

  • Apr 22, 2006 at 4:06 PM

    A ce moment j'ecoute la musique de Didier Squiban Merci pour tes informations de Bretagne.J'irai en Bretagne cet été. Kenavo ha trugarez

  • chiara76's Profile Photo
    Jan 3, 2006 at 3:22 AM

    Very nice page about this special place, I really like your photos.

  • ByeByeBayan's Profile Photo
    Oct 11, 2005 at 1:52 AM

    Salut Mikebond, Merci d'avoir pensé à mon anniversaire et... merci d'aimer la Bretagne ! Je suis née à Brest. Kenavo ! Véronique


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