Learn French and explore beautiful Brittany
Learn French in the most beautiful region of France, Brittany.
Brittany is a picturesque artists paradise with lots of hidden gems to explore, a perfect destination to learn French.
Discover colourful history, contrasting landscapes and rich heritage of the Breton people. Walking along the coastline, long sandy beaches and exploring the old timber framed towns of Dinan and St Malo will really get you feeling the culture of France.
Exploring the Ille-et-Vilaine
Named after the two rivers that flow through this department is home to St Malo, Mont St Michel and Combourg, the French town that is home to Accent France.
Pretty Hamlets scatter the landscape with beautiful stone French houses dating back to 16th and 17th century.
Rennes the regions capital
Brittany became part of France in 1532, Rennes became the regional capital in the heart of Ille-et-Vilaine
The Cathedrale St-pierre sits on a place of ancient worship and although the facade is a 16th century the Cathedral was rebuilt in 1784.
From the cathedral narrow streets meander through original timber framed houses that conceal original courtyards. The Place Des Lices is alive with colour on Saturdays as one of the biggest markets in Brittany.
If you are love architecture then the city exhibits some excellent Neo-classical buildings by Jacques Gabriel (1667 – 1742). One of the finest mansions in Rennes – Hotel de Blossac – was a designed by a follower of Jacques Gabriel.
Rennes is University town alive with students and nightlife bringing creating a lively atmosphere to contrast the history.
Musee Des Beaux-arts
This museum contains works by Leonardo Da Vinci, Botticelli, Donatello and Durer with also a focus on 17th century works.
Ecomusee De La Bintinais is one of the largest old farms in Brittany converted into a living museum illustrating the history of rural life in Bretagne.
Parlement De Bretagne dates from 1618 is a major landmark of Rennes. the facade is designed in Italian style while the courtyard is built french stone in french style. The coat of arms of Brittany and France is displayed in Salle Des Pas-Perdus.
The old walled town of St Malo is probably the most visited town in Brittany. The cobbled streets of intra muros ‘inside the walls’ have many restaurants, shops and hotels for visitors.
In the word of Victor Hugo Dinan perches “on an overhanging precipice…like a swallows nest“. The old walled town is high on a hill where 14th century and 18th century buildings nestle together. The town is enclosed by a 3km high wall, the oldest in Brittany.
The Franciscan monastery built 13th century is now a private school.
The castle consists of a keep, Tour De Coetquen and the Porte Du Guichet.
Port de Dinan on River Rance
Combourg Accent France
Accent has an office in the beautiful French town of Combourg.
The famous Chateau de Combourg 11th Century home of Francois Rene de Chateaubriand is the centre piece of this picturesque place just East of Dinan.
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