|James Bentley. Hugh Palmer, photos.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||208 / 1999|
|Publisher:||Thames & Hudson|
Geography and geology have combined to make Brittany a land distinct from the rest of France, influenced by Breton and ancient Celtic culture. The peninsula possesses a unique natural beauty, seen here in more than 250 color photos, including the rugged granite houses and austere churches of Finistère; the ornate 17th-century dwellings in Rochefort-en-Terre; Ille-et-Vilaine, home of picturesque mills; Painpont, with its lakes and châteaux; and Côtes-d'Armor, with its tranquil seascapes and exquisite stained glass. Along with an informative overview of these locales, James Bentley provides additional maps and travelers' information.