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Bretagne consists of 80% of Brittany which is a province in the Northwest corner of France corresponding to the departments of Finistere, Cotes- d'Armor, Morbihan, Ille-et-Vilaine and Loire -Atlantique. Part of the reason why Brittany was split between two modern day regions was to avoid the rivalry between Rennes and Nantes.

Rennes (pop.203 533) is the administrative and cultural capital of Brittany. It has a large industrial zone and is also a major agricultural and business centre.

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Tourisme Bretagne
Tourism and Leisure in Brittany

The coat of arms consists of an ermine canton (this is a heraldic fur that represents the winter coat of the stoat (white with a black tail)) and recalls the ducal arms of Brittany. The Duchy was merged into the Kingdom of France as a province by 1532, and was eliminated in 1792 during the formation of the French system of Departments during the French Revolution.

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The Breton flag (Gwenn-ha-Du or White and Black) is made of nine horizontal stripes; 5 blacks and 4 whites alternated, and a field of eleven black ermine spots, placed 4 + 3 + 4.

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  • Last visit to Bretagne: Jul 1990
  • Intro Updated Jun 14, 2012
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