Rich in local history, Brittany
is proud of its ageless megaliths, stone houses with slate
roofs, medieval wayside crosses, and tiny chapels.
Very close to their Welsh, Irish,
and Cornwall cousins, the Bretons make the distinction between
their own character and that of the rest of France, in fact,
in the olden days it was independent of France, and protected
its identity behind a language and culture all its own.. The
heart of Brittany is covered with Brocéliande forest,
home of Merlin and legend of Arthur.
Throughout August, Lorient reaffirms
its Celtic heritage by hosting the renowned Festival Interceltique.