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This new collection of almost 40 walks in Finistère covers a great variety of terrain, from town and country to coast and island routes.

As well as circular walks, the book includes linear excursions along the most spectacular stretches of the littoral and the most attractive sections of the Nantes-Brest canal. There are also features on the Monts d’Arrée and the island of Ouessant, providing many options for exploration of these dramatic landscapes.

Detailed maps present the itineraries clearly, reinforced by written directions where necessary, and colour photos give the flavour of each route. Information about history, legends, architecture and nature helps to interpret sights along the way, and places of interest to visit are also suggested.

The walks differ in length and levels of difficulty to offer something for everyone in this exceptional environment.

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Brittany's Green WaysBrittany's Green Ways

Third edition May 2016

A detailed analysis of Brittany’s former railway tracks, now developed as long distance cycling/ walking paths. It also lists accommodation along the way, refreshment stops and places of interest, so it is an essential tool for planning holidays and days out.

The new edition includes the V8 along the Blavet Canal from Pontivy to Hennebont and the VD6/VD2 Ploërmel to Messac.

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Nantes-Brest CanalThe Nantes-Brest Canal

3rd edition 2016

A comprehensive and well-illustrated guide to the 365km canal, containing all the essentials for exploring Brittany’s most impressive waterway. This guide gives key information for planning and executing a long-distance walk, or simply enjoying a short stroll along the canal, presented clearly in an easy-to-use format and spirally bound. An introduction explaining the history and functioning of the canal is followed by maps of its entire length, clearly showing the towpath route and the location of accommodation, refreshments and provisions. The maps also show the points at which other walks and cycle circuits link to the canal, referenced to a detailed list with sources of further information. The book is illustrated throughout with 150 colour photographs.

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Walking the Brittany Coast

vol 1: Mont St-Michel to Morlaix

vol 2: Morlaix to Benodet

A step-by-step guide to the long distance coastal path, with maps and photographs, background Information on places of interest, details of accommodation and transport.

Not only a guide for walkers but also serves as a reference guide to the North coast or West coast for days out, short breaks or longer holidays.

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(published by RED DOG books specialising in books about Brittany)

The Saints' Shore Way

This guidebook outlines a long-distance coastal walk from Roscoff via Morlaix to Lannion, mainly using the Custom Officers’ path. Its themes are coastal connections between Brittany and Britain: the arrival of saints in the Dark Ages, the linen trade, rivalry at sea and WWII activities. Detailed maps mark the route and places of interest along the way.
Ideal companion for a week-long walk or for days out.

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Legends of BrittanyLegends of Brittany

The perfect introduction to the infinitely varied world of Breton legends, giving a cultural and historical context to stories from all over Brittany

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Crossing Brittany - Walking the Nantes-Brest Canal

by Wendy Mewes

The journal of a long-term love affair with the Nantes-Brest canal

This journey undertaken on foot over a year, in weather and moods both foul and fair, interweaves the story of the canal with lively observations of landscape, nature and Breton history. Issues of identity, integration in a foreign country and the connective power of walking are themes that arise along the way.

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Walks in Côtes D'Armor

36 circular walks of different lengths all over Côtes d'Armor

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Walking Brittany

28 circular walks ranged over Finistere, Cotes d’Armor, Morbihan, Ile-et-Vilaine and Loire Atlantique. Each walk contains full written directions, a sketch map and illustrations, as well as suggestions for other walks and places of interest in the vicinity. There is also a wealth of information about Brittany’s history, legends and landscape within the text. Examples of locations include Lac Guerledan, the Pink Granite coast, the Forests of Fougeres and Broceliande and the Ile d’Arz.

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Walks in Morbihan

36 circular walks of different lengths all over Morbihan.

Now only available as an eBook

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Things to see and do in The Monts D'Arrée

Sites - History - Legends - Walking

This little book gives a sense of the unique atmosphere of this unusual 'mountain’ world in Finistère. Details of places of interest to visit, museums, historical locations, village highlights, annual events, landscape, local history and legends are included, as well as a map of the main sites and more detailed, up-to-date walking maps.

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HuelgoatThings to see and do in HUELGOAT

This little book is full of interesting and useful information about Huelgoat with maps to find your way around the town and the surrounding area

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Footprint guide Brittany

A general guide to Brittany including hotel and restaurant reviews


This takes a thematic approach with chapters such as Stone, Sea, Forest, Town, Island relating landscape to Breton legend, history, society and culture. The book draws on the rich oral legacy which places Brittany firmly in the Celtic tradition, as well as the works of writers, poets, painters and travellers who have been inspired by the region.

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