Top things to do in Brittany

Top Choice Archaeological Site in Carnac

Carnac Alignments

Predating Stonehenge by around 100 years, the Carnac (Garnag in Breton) area is the world's greatest concentration of megalithic sites, with no fewer than 3000 of these upright stones, erected between 5000 and 3500 …
Top Choice Historic Site in Concarneau

Ville Close (Walled City)

This special walled town, fortified in the 14th century and modified by the architect Vauban two centuries later, sits on a small island linked to place Jean Jaurès by a stone footbridge. Just past the citadel's clo…
Top Choice Castle in Josselin

Château de Josselin

Guarded by its three round towers and overlooking the canal, the extraordinary town château is an formidable sight that remains the home of the Rohan family today. Beyond the entrance gate, the castle fans out into …
Top Choice Seafood in Quiberon

Le Vivier

The seafood is superb, but almost secondary at this convivial but busy eatery dramatically perched on a small cliff on the blustery Côte Sauvage; bookings are essential for the top tables, squeezed onto a sunny terr…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Golfe du Morbihan

Locmariaquer Megaliths

This unusual neolithic site on the eastern edge of the village of Locmariaquer (13km south of Auray) sits in an area rich in dolmens. This one features three distinct forms. A giant broken menhir (20m long and the t…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Morlaix

Cairn of Barnenez

This enormous ancient series of hilltop tombs is set spectacularly overlooking the Bay of Morlaix, on the edge of the modern-day village of Plouezoc'h, 10km north of Morlaix. Built between 4500 and 3900 BC, the cair…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Carnac

La Côte

Top recommendation on the Morbihan Coast goes to this Carnac restaurant run by Carnacois maître-cuisinier Pierre Michaud, who has won plaudits for his inventive cuisine that combines the very best Breton ingredients…
Top Choice Church in Locronan

Église St-Ronan

At the core of Locronan, this beautiful and very sacred church dates from the 15th century. It contains the tomb of St Ronan, as well as a green wooden pulpit that is a marvel to behold, carved and painted with scen…
Top Choice Natural Feature in Camaret-sur-Mer

Pointe de Pen-Hir

Three kilometres southwest of Camaret, this spectacular and sublime headland is bounded by steep, sheer sea cliffs. On a peninsula known for its breathtaking scenery, this might be the most impressive lookout of the…
Top Choice French in Crozon

Le Mutin Gourmand

There's no sea view (it's in Crozon's town centre), but this is the gourmet choice. With its intimate dining room, charming welcome and delicious cuisine, Le Mutin Gourmand has honed the art of dining to perfection.…