Nature of France, Brittany

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In this abundantly illustrated guide, naturalist Dennis Furnell and his wife Ann introduce the reader to the ancient region of Brittany—rich in nature, wildlife, landscape, history, food, and wine. Four "departments" of Brittany are explored—Côtes d’Armor, a lovely area much influenced by the sea; Finistère, with its dramatic coastline; the small but varied Ille et Vilaine; and the beauteous Morbihan. A general introduction to the natural history, ecology, and human history of each place is followed by detailed ...

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Overview

In this abundantly illustrated guide, naturalist Dennis Furnell and his wife Ann introduce the reader to the ancient region of Brittany—rich in nature, wildlife, landscape, history, food, and wine. Four "departments" of Brittany are explored—Côtes d’Armor, a lovely area much influenced by the sea; Finistère, with its dramatic coastline; the small but varied Ille et Vilaine; and the beauteous Morbihan. A general introduction to the natural history, ecology, and human history of each place is followed by detailed introductions to the major sites. Highlights include the dramatic cliffs at Cap Fréhel; the nature reserve at Les Sept Iles; Le Park, with its country lanes, forests, wood valley, and wild heaths; and Cancale, renowned for its seafood. Written with enthusiasm and knowledge, this is an ideal companion for travelers and ramblers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781873429891
  • Publisher: Pallas Athene (UK)
  • Publication date: 7/28/2003
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 4.50 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 11
Preface 15
Introduction to Brittany 21
Cotes d'Armor
Introduction 37
Wildlife
Baie de Beaussais 43
Cap Frehel 47
Rance Estuary 52
Les Sept Iles 54
Towns and Villages
Dinan 59
Quintin 60
St Brieuc 61
Sables d'Or les Pins 62
Treguier 63
Finistere
Introduction 67
Wildlife
Foret Domaniale de Huelgoat 75
Cragou 79
Park Naturel Regional d'Armorique 86
Pointe de Mousterlin & Kermor Plage 89
Towns and Villages
Benodet 98
Concarneau 99
Locronan 100
Pont Aven 101
Pont l'Abbe 102
Ille et Vilaine
Introduction 107
Wildlife
Cancale & Coast 113
Baie du Mont St Michel 117
Foret Domaniale de Rennes 122
Pays de Vilaine 125
L'Ile aux Pies et le Grande Site Naturel de la Vallee l'Oust 128
Towns and Villages
Cancale 130
Dinard 131
Fougeres 132
Le Mont St Michel 133
Rennes 134
St Malo 136
Vitre 138
Morbihan
Introduction 143
Wildlife
Golfe du Morbihan 151
Landes de Lanvaux 156
Foret Domaniale de Paimpont 164
Towns and Villages
Auray 171
Lorient 172
Paimpont 173
Quimper 174
La Roche Bernard 175
Redon 176
Rochefort en Terre 177
Vannes 178
Foods of the Region 179
Further Reading 188
Practical Information
Tourist Offices 191
Conservation Organisations 192
Getting There 193
General Information 195
What to do 197
Suggested Tour of Brittany 199
Market Days 202
Acknowledgements 210
About the Authors 213
Index 215
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