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BRITTANY HERITAGE STUDY DAYS – EXPLORING BRITTANY'S PAST

Brittany Walks is part of Brittany Heritage Services, an enterprise which promotes Breton history, culture and landscape to English-speakers. We offer a History of Brittany Course and also individual Study Days to look at interesting aspects of Brittany’s heritage and foster an understanding of how the region has developed.

STUDY DAYS - 2017

ONE DAY COURSE – Monday FEBRUARY 6th

Venue : L’Autre Rive café bookshop in the forest of Huelgoat

The TRO BREIZ – a modern and medieval pilgrimage around Brittany

This circular journey connects the seven cathedrals of the seven founding saints of Brittany. We will look at evidence, the sacred sites along the way and the symbolic importance of this fascinating piece of Breton heritage.

Although the c700kms of the Tro Breiz might take rather a long time on foot, the places of interest concerned are all accessible by car, so this course will provide many ideas for visits and things to look out for, and offer a real insight into Brittany’s extraordinary past.

Course material provided.

Time: 11.30am – 4pm

Hot and cold drinks and food are available for purchase all day at the venue.

ALL WELCOME, BUT ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL.

Please email brittanywalks@orange.fr

Cost: 15 euros.

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Previous courses include:

History of Brittany

Brittany's Coast

Brittany's Islands

Understanding Brittany

The Landscape of Brittany

Neolithic Brittany

Medieval Brittany

The Age of Saints

Course Tutor

The writer Wendy Mewes is also an experienced guide, teacher and course presenter. The author of thirteen books about Brittany, including Discovering the History of Brittany (2006), Walking the Brittany Coast and a recently updated guide to the Nantes-Brest Canal, she has also broadcast a radio series about the history of Brittany for AIKB community radio and has been filmed for French TV for her work on the Nantes-Brest canal.

Her tourist guide to Brittany in the famous Footprint series came out in 2010 and Legends of Brittany appeared in April 2012, followed by two short tourist guides to Huelgoat and the Monts d'Arrée. A major recent work - Brittany, a cultural history – was published by Signal Books in their Landscapes of the Imagination series in 2014. Latest books are Walks in Finistere, a new collection (May 2016), and Spirit of Place in Finistère (January 2017). She has been teaching and writing about history for thirty-five years.

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