Brittany is one of the most beautiful places in France to visit. From quaint villages, and beautiful countryside to a stunning coastline; Brittany has it something for everyone. Best of all, there are so many of the best things to do in Brittany that are dotted all across the region.
This all makes it one incredible area in the north of France to visit during a road trip. It’s so much fun and we had an absolute blast when driving around. Over the years, we’ve explored all over the country and loved the west of France and Brittany itself.
So, to make it nice and easy for you, we’ve popped our favourite places in Brittany to visit when you arrive. This way, you won’t have to spend hours researching the top places in Brittany and focus on all that enjoyment!
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Just north of Quimper, the gorgeous village of Locronan might be small but it’s well worth visiting for a few hours when in Brittany.
Fondly named, Petite Cité de Caractère, Locronan holds several religious processions that are pretty well known in Brittany. Now, if that sounds like your thing, make sure to stop by Locronan and a remarkable one is the Grande Troménie which is held in July. Though to set expectations, it only happens every six years!
Another place of pilgrimage is the Chapelle Sainte-Anne-la-Palud, just kilometres away from Locronan. It’s one of the best things to do in Brittany if you want to explore the region’s religious heritage.
There is a painted statue of Saint Anne in this chapel, which is also made of granite. As you leave the village, you can enjoy the sunset on Sainte-Anne’s Beach; which is so lovely. It’s very rural, so take lots of sunblock and a picnic, but it’s worth it.
Visiting Saint-Malo is easily one of the best things to do in Brittany if you love medieval history. With some of the best-preserved medieval barricades, Saint-Malo is a spot you can easily spend a day exploring.
There are a lot of winding roads and cobbled streets that make the city perfect to explore on foot. You’ll be able to take in the likes of; Saint-Malo Castle which is totally iconic to see. There’s a small entry fee, but it’s well worth it.
Afterwards, you Grande Plage du…