Brittany

Dramatic 750-mile coastline, storybook medieval villages, cider fresh off the press and a lot of history

Capital:
Rennes
56°F (13°C)
Local time: Wed 3:11 AM
For generations, the people of Brittany have risked their lives by fishing in rough waters and battling barren saline soil, and their resilience has been fueled by a Celtic culture, mystical and musical, sometimes melancholic, and sometimes life-affirming. After unification with France in 1532, the Bretons gradually lost their language and the local population declined. These days, the locals still tend to consider France a separate territory, although few of them can be called a nationalist.
Key info
Population:
4.6 mln
Local Weather:
Broken Clouds, 56°F (13°C) Wind N at 3.94 mph (6.34 kmh), 92.0% Humidity