Brittany Travel Guide
Dinan - The town has attracted artists and crafts men for years and the rue du Jerzual is where you'll find a healthy concentration of them. Items designed of glass, wood, silk, leather and clay are available. A great place for an original gift.
Georges Gautier - 9 rue de la Fosse, Nantes. This hand made chocolate shop is an institution in the town. Years of chocolate making has run through the family and the smell will be tempting enough. You simply can't leave without trying and buying.
Breton Market - This popular market takes place in the old city of St Malo on Tuesday and Friday mornings. Fresh produce, cheese, sea food, crafts and household items are all available. The market is bustling and you won't be the only visitor.
Brittany Restaurants and Bars
A la Duchesse Anne - 5 place Guy-La-Chambre, St-Malo. This is a popular restarant with locals and visitors alike. The area attracts many holiday makers and this top of the range diner is No1 in town. Built cleverly into the ramparts and offering traditional French food with pizzaz. Sea food is the obvious choice as a specialty and they do it to perfection.
L'Ambroisie - 49 rue Elie Freron, Just north of the Cathedral in Quimper, this is an institution in the town. Lovely relaxed atmosphere inside with modern decor. The creative menu definately has a Breton flavour and sea food comes out tops. Prices are reasonable and they have a childrens menu.
L'Atlantide - 16 quai Ernest-Renaud, Nantes. There is a lovely view from this forth floor restaurant in Nantes. One of the towns top eating places with the enthasis on sea food cooked in the modern French way. The signiature dish is Breton turbot with Cantonese spices, but the selection is overwhelming.
La Cigale - 4 place Graslin, Nantes. This charming brasserie is one of the best loved restaurants in the town and it is just across the road from the theatre. Mostly sea food served in Breton style. The small menu is complemented by a fine list of wines.
Brittany Bars & Clubs
Balapapa - 24 quai Francois-Mitterrand. Nantes. This is the place for a diverse mixture of sounds. The two dance floors are separate. Headbangers can freely mix with ballroom dancers in the bars. Great atmosphere.
Le Pub Univers -, 16 rue Jean-Jacques-Rousseau, Nantes. The Djs pump up the volume at this busy pub/disco. Techno rules here and you won't get much in the way of conversation as the beat seeps into your body. Se la vie.
Le Tie Break - 1 rue des Petites-Ecuries, Nantes. This is a piano bar that encourages their patrons to take to the dance floor. A mature crowd in general enjoy cocktails and the occasional live Jazz concert.
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