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Brittany

Fontaine de Jouvence

Fontaine de Jouvence – Foret de Paimpont

The Fontaine de Jouvence in the magical Forêt of Brocéliande – Paimpont, the Druids’ sacred fountain that gives eternal youth to those who drink from it

Tombeau de Merlin

Tombeau de Merlin – Foret de Broceliande

The Tombeau de Merlin in the magical Forêt de Brocéliande, a Neolithic circle of megaliths which is said to be the legendary Tomb of Merlin the Wizard

Chateau de Comper

Chateau de Comper – Fairy Vivian’s Castle

The Chateau de Comper near the Lac de Diane, the Castle of Crystal built by Merlin the Wizard for the Fairy Vivian in the magical Forest of Brocéliande

Trail in Foret de Broceliande

Foret de Broceliande – Paimpont – Brittany

Broceliande Forest, today known as Forêt de Paimpont, the enchanted forest of Merlin the Wizard and the perfect setting for the Arthurian Legend

La Mere Pourcel on Place des Merciers

Place des Merciers in the Historic Dinan

The Place des Merciers, a medieval square framed with listed timbered buildings among which the restaurant Chez La Mère Pourcel one of Dinan’s landmarks

Saint-Samson Cathedral - Gothic Grand Porche - Dol de Bretagne

Saint-Samson Cathedral in Dol de Bretagne

Saint-Samson Cathedral in Dol de Bretagne, one of the seven original bishoprics of Brittany founded during the 5th century by Cornish Christian missionaries

Champ Dolent Menhir

Champ Dolent Menhir near Dol de Bretagne

Menhir de Champ Dolent near Dol de Bretagne, an isolated megalith known as the largest in the region that gave birth to countless legends

Fete des Remparts in Dinan

Fete des Remparts de Dinan – Celebration

The Fete des Remparts is a medieval thematic festival that takes place every other year on the last weekend in July in the historic city of Dinan

Carnac megaliths

Carnac megaliths – Morbihan – South Brittany

Carnac, the largest megalithic site in the world is located in Morbihan in Southern Brittany, a region considered the core area of the megalithic culture

Breton iconic images - Artichoke

Breton iconic images – List – Western France

Each French region has its peculiarities that give it a unique identity, Brittany has many, so here is a short list of the Breton iconic images

Triskel - Brittany

Brittany – Origins country and Duchy

Brittany, a land of granite located in the Péninsule d’Armorique in Western France, a former influential Duchy today consisting of four departments

Arthurian Legend - Excalibur in Broceliande

Arthurian Legend – Ancient Celtic Brittany

The Arthurian Legend was introduced to Brittany during the 5th century by the Celts from Cornwall who were driven out of their country by the Anglo-Saxons

Kerascoet thatched cottages in Nevez

Nevez, from Anse de Poulguin to Port Manech

Nevez, a picturesque rural district located by the mouth of the Aven, boasts many tourist spots such as Kerascoet village, Hénan tide mill and Port Manech
Early morning in Pont-Aven

Pont-Aven, Gauguin and La Cité des Artistes

Pont-Aven, a small seaport nestled in the Aven estuary and worldwide known for the School of Pont-Aven, an artistic group founded by the painter Gauguin
La Pointe du Grouin - Ile des Landes, Chenal de la Vieille Rivière and lighthouse

Pointe du Grouin, a rocky spur south of the Baie du Mont Saint-Michel

La Pointe du Grouin, a rocky spur and protected natural site on the Emerald Coast in Brittany, marks the south boundary of the Baie du Mont Saint-Michel
Colonne du Guesclin marks the site of the castle

Colonne du Guesclin – La Motte-Broons

The Colonne du Guesclin was erected in 1841 on the site of the Château de la Motte-Broons, the castle of Bertrand du Guesclin that was pulled down in 1616

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