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  1. 1. Aaron D., Valeriya F., and Joseph F.
  2. 2. ?• Rests on a peninsula that extends about 150 miles into the Atlantic. The capital is Rennes.
  3. 3. …• (Arrival from Paris)Exploring Old Town for couple hours, driving on to the unique Bay of Mont Saint Michel(spending the night)• Day 1 Exploring village near Mont Saint Michel Abbey. After, visiting St.Malo. Driving along the Rance Estuary to visit the old town of Dinan. (spending the night)• Day 2 Visiting medieval castle of Josselin. Next-tour of the Morbihan Gulf by boat.(spending night in Vannes)• Day 3 Visiting city of Nantes. Tour takes entire day to explore Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, chateau,museums and the Old Town of Nantes
  4. 4. • Originally, when France was Gaul, Brittany was conquered by Julius Caesar (Roman Empire)and had a Latin name Armorica. Which means Are-”close” and Mor-”sea” from Latin.• After Romans left, the Celtic missionaries came from British Isles to Christianize the province. From there region was known as Bretagne(Brittany ).• People in province always felt apart from the French and even French language was hardly spoken.• La Bretagne became part of France through marriage (Anne de Bretagne). It was a royalist rebellion during the French revolution and a collaboration of resistance during World War 2.• Still today, over a quarter of Brittany speaks Breton language.
  5. 5. • The Vieilles Charrues Festival every year!Over 200,000 people go to this festival every year(240,000 in 2010).
  6. 6. • Cultural festivals• Music festivals• Maritime festivals• Aquariums and zoos• Sea parks and gardens
  7. 7. Joselin has numerous thingsto do. It has a medievalcastle that the Rohan familystill lives in and a doll store!If a doll store doesn’t winyou over, I don’t know whatwill.The entire town is medievalbased such as the Nantes-Brest canal in the Ste-Croixdistrict and the houses arehalf-timbered.
  8. 8. Just over a mile fromPloumanac’h is anaquarium, waterpark, planetarium, and an 18hole gold course. Known as the Pink Granite Coast due to the color of its rocks that stretches along thecoastline.
  9. 9. Used to be the top summer resort until the 1930s when the French Rivieratook over.Attracted wealthy celebrities and businessmen as well as European royaltyThe tourist office runs guided tours on several themes including ‘the Englishtouch’ and there’s a British film festival in October.
  10. 10. • Picturesque old towns, castles and fortresses• Beaches, leisure parks, ports ,ruins, fishing• Also for marine life and fish• For handmade lace, brushes for artists• Known for its calvary sculptures
  11. 11. MajorCities
  12. 12. • Famous for their seafood, crêpes, and apple cider.• Brest also hosts an annual Short Film Festival called "Festival European du Film Court de Brest".• Oceanopolis-has fifty aquariums, divided into three climatic zones, with diversity of fish and marine life. Brest is one of main naval ports in France.
  13. 13. • Carnac has many fascinating Neolithic ruins. (“French Stonehenge”)The beaches of Carnac are famous for their fine sand, gentle shops and crystal-clear water which has benefits of water therapy.
  14. 14. • It is a walled port city in Brittany at the mouth of river Rance. Has most seafood restaurants in Europe and famous for local oysters .Also has narrow streets. The most visited city in Brittany.• Is a terminal for ferry services to Poole, Portsmouth and Weymouth in England via the Channel
  15. 15. • It’s a riverside town with cobbled streets and half-timbered houses. One of the best to experience the Breton culture. The Cathedral of Saint- Corentin with gothic style façade was constructed there.
  16. 16. • It is Brittany’s capital that has plenty entertainment, shopping and leisure facilities.