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Brittany Highlights for your Celtic Vacation

Brittany, France is a unique Celtic nation. All of the Celtic nations have a very rich past. You discover ancient castles, ruins, rock formations and amazing architecture in Celtic lands. However, Brittany offers something special. If you’re taking a vacation to France or exploring the Celtic nations then consider stopping by Brittany and enjoying some of the area’s finest highlights.

The Pink Granite Coast

Between Perros-Guirec and the port of Ploumanac’h there is coastline of Brittany that exhibits some of the most unique rocks. They’re pink. It’s called the Pink Granite coastline and the rock formations are something that must be experienced. You can while away the time by enjoying the sandy beaches in the area, which Brittany is famous for. You can also enjoy bird watching and watersports in the area.

Carnac Stones

The city of Carnac is famous for one thing, the standing stone structures.  The menhirs, the standing stones in the city of Carnac, were made from local rock and built by the pre-Celtic people of the area. The area is the largest collection of standing stones; there are more than 10,000 of these Neolithic structures.

Legend says that the statues, where are erected in straight lines, are the remnants of a Roman legion that was turned to stone by Merlin the great wizard. Another theory on the presence of the stones is that each stone was erected to honor a family member that has passed – much like gravestones today.

St Malo

This city is a destination all by itself. It’s a port city in Brittany that is walled off. It was fortified during the middle ages and has a history of piracy. Destinations to note include:

* The château of Saint-Malo; be sure to visit the museum

* The Cathedral of St. Vincent

* The Great Aquarium Saint-Malo

* The Labyrinthe du Corsaire

* The Pointe de la Varde, a park

* Fort National and Fort de la Conchée

You can take a night-time hike known as the du Clair de Lune or the moonlight promenade outside the walled city. The hike is a two-hour guided walk along a seaside trail. You’ll absorb about the city’s great history In addition to views of the Rance River estuary and the walled city.

It’s quite easy to feel overwhelmed by all there is to do and see in the beautiful Brittany countryside. You can enjoy rugged shoreline, tour the castles, shop and eat from sunup to sundown. If you have the great pleasure to visit this lovely Celtic nation, be sure to stop by and enjoy the highlights of St Malo, the Pink Granite Coast and the Carnac Stones.

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