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.
The Most Beautiful Villages Of Brittany
Author: James Bentley. Hugh Palmer, photos.