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Brittany

page pixBrittany reaches out into the sea, into the Atlantic - nearly 750 miles of coastline of a rocky picturesque peninsula, home to tall tale telling Celts and misty origins in Arthurian legend. Brittany is the farthest eastward reach of France, often separate in custom and history.

A sea-faring land, home to an independent people - parts of Brittany still maintain old customs. St. Malo, home to corsairs (pirates, we’d say) and Pont-Aven - home to artists are only two of the special places to be found here.

Brittany is only very lately part of France - conquered by the Romans, it was Celtic immigrants who settled here - bringing with them the Arthurian lore and legend, the Celtic character, and a separate language - Breton - related not to French but to Welsh, Gaelic and other Celtic tongues. In the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, religious architecture flourished in Brittany, producing many cathedrals, abbeys and unique to the area - the parish closes. Great fortress castles also appeared and still dot the landscape.

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