"Brittany - Bretagne" Bretagne by grayfo
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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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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.
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.
- Pros:Crêpes and cider
Kouign-amann is a Breton cake that is round crusty and made with bread dough containing layers of salted butter and... more travel advice
Vitré lays 35km east of Rennes and is located on the slopes of the Vilaine river. The castle is the focal point of the... more travel advice
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