It is a spectacular and unspoilt region with a rugged coastline, lovely beaches, quaint villages with picturesque buildings, ancient churches, amazing cavalries, and prehistoric megaliths which are unique in the world. Its main towns are impressive and have both vibrant universities and a high degree of culture The Breton heritage and its traditions is fascinating. It has a different identity to the rest of France, with its own folklore and legends.
Brittany is well served by excellent motorways which, unlike in the rest of France, are toll free, and it is only a three hour train ride from Paris from its main cities.
The climate is moderate since the coast is bathed by the Gulf Stream, so rather humid but not too cold in the winter and very pleasant in the summer.
There is an abundance of wildlife, birds, etc...and wonderful opportunities to enjoy unspoilt nature, and take long walks on the coast or in the countryside in the nature reserves.
It has its own culinary delights, buckwheat pancakes and fresher than fresh fish and shellfish, as well as locally grown vegetables.
There are numerous ferries from there to the UK, the Channel Islands, Ireland and Spain, and many English speakers go there on holiday, or have a second home there.
However unless you live in one of the main cities, life becomes extremely quiet and dull out of season. Many foreigners have bought secondary residences in small villages which they only use in the summer and whilst the place is thronged in July and August, it is practically deserted in the winter, with houses shuttered and many shops closed.
The converse is also true, namely that it is extremely busy in the summer and certain places are so overcrowded by tourists that you have to fight or wait for service or parking spaces.
Despite its local industries and the tourism in high season, there is a great shortage of jobs and many people have to try to find work elsewhere. Prospects for local young people in the region are dire .
You can read more about Brittany on its own Breton website:
and obviously on Wikipedia: