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Topic: Culture of Brittany

  Brittany,Bretagne France,French region of Bretagne,Brittany
Brittany’s coast is both rugged and indented, composed of rocky land in the north and sandy, sun swept beaches in the south.
Brittany is characterized by a large number of small villages, several small towns, one city and no large urban areas.
Breton is spoken principally in the Brittany départements of Cotes-d’Armor, Finestere and Morbihan.
www.french-at-a-touch.com /French_Regions/Brittany/brittany_5.htm   (1741 words)

  Brittany - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Brittany occupies a large peninsula in the northwest of France, lying between the English Channel to the north and the Bay of Biscay to the south.
In 2004 the population of Brittany is estimated at 4,200,000 inhabitants.
The megalithic alignments at Carnac testify to the organisation of the prehistoric population of Brittany
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Brittany   (2328 words)

 Bretagne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The remaining 20% of Brittany is the Loire-Atlantique département which lies inside the Pays-de-la-Loire région, with its capital Nantes, which was the historical capital of the duchy of Brittany.
Although Nantes had been the main capital of the duchy of Brittany until the 16th century, Rennes had been the seat of the parlement (supreme court of justice) of Brittany between 1560 and 1789.
As for the provincial states of Brittany, which originally met every two years in a different city of Brittany, they had only met in Rennes from 1728 to 1789 (with only the exceptions of 1730, 1758, and 1760).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bretagne   (531 words)

 Brittany - France
During the 15th century, ties between France and Brittany became stronger (France was keen to incorporate Brittany so as to block any allegiance with the English), though it wasn't until 1532 that the Breton parliament agreed to unification.
Relations between Brittany and the Paris administration have often been stormy since then, and the Bretons have always been quick to voice their disapproval of any government plans that threaten the interests of the region.
Brittany's young lambs, raised on the salt meadows, are also very good, and a wide variety of vegetables are produced locally.
www.inntravel.co.uk /destinations/rom_brittany.htm   (658 words)

 Brittany properties, holidays in Brittany, Breton culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
80% of Brittany has become the région of Bretagne, while the remaining 20% of Brittany (Loire-Atlantique département with its préfecture Nantes, one of the former capitals of the duchy of Brittany) has been grouped with other historical provinces (Anjou, Maine, and so on) to create the région of Pays-de-la-Loire (that is "lands of the Loire").
Brittany occupies a large peninsula in the northwest of France, lying between the English Channel to the north and the Bay of Biscay to the south.
In 2004 the population of Brittany was estimated at 4,198,500 inhabitants.
www.go-brittany.net   (274 words)

 Brittany: Introduction - France.com
Also known as the land of the sea, Brittany's past is filled with the legends of drowned cities and Arthurian forests as well as strange and inexplicable archeological formations.
Brittany was, after all, home to the enchanted Forest, was where Merlin lived,  and where corsairs sailed to the new world.
The south coast of Brittany is gentler, with wooded river valleys and a milder climate.
www.france.com /docs/84.html   (300 words)

 The guide of Brittany, France
Brittany is above all a farming region, mainly livestock and market gardening.
Brittany is also (since a few years ago) a major player in French Hi-Tech, especially telecommunications.
A visit to Brittany is a voyage into the heart of history, from prehistory to the Revolution, from the 100 years war to the wars of independence.
www.visit-bretagne.com /ou-c-est/vie-economiqueus.html   (134 words)

Brittany (French: ''Bretagne'', ; Breton: ''Breizh''; Gallo: ''Bertaèyn'') is a former independent duchy, then province of France.
80% of Brittany has become the ''région'' of Bretagne, while the remaining 20% of Brittany (Loire-Atlantique ''département'' with its ''préfecture'' Nantes, the old capital of the duchy of Brittany) has been grouped with other historical provinces (Anjou, Maine, and so on) to create the ''région'' of Pays-de-la-Loire (that is "lands of the Loire").
In the early Middle_Ages, Brittany was divided into three kingdoms - Domnonée, Cornouaille, and Broërec (also called Bro_Waroch) - which eventually were incorporated into the kingdom of Brittany.
www.witwib.com /?s=Brittany   (2137 words)

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Known to the Celts as Armorica, the land of the sea, Brittany's past swirls with legends of drowned cities and Arthurian forests...
Brittany has just been expanded to include the entire region and not just La Baule & La Bretesche, a fantastic region for golf and scenery, using the western ferry routes with Bittany Ferries.
Northern Brittany is more suited to short breaks and very popular with golfers in the west country and the Channel Islands, look out for Golf des Ormes, Le Tronchet and Dinard plus the fabulous links at Val Andre.
www.3dgolf.com /darea.asp?lcid=1&a=3   (432 words)

 Celtia.info > Country > Brittany
The population of Brittany is homogeneously distributed across the whole Atlantic coast.
Brittany begins to enter under the influence of France after the Succession War of 1341-1364.
A navigable canal crosses central Brittany from Brest to Nantes, ideal to be explored by boat or by bike.
www.celtia.info /country/brittany   (1249 words)

 Breton Culture & Traditions
Brittany is also known as Llydaw, Bretagne and Breizh by its neighbours in Wales, France and by Breton speakers.
Breton culture and traditions including the history of Brittany, Breton flags, language, megaliths and monuments, artists, Breton music, maritime heritage and more.
It is said that he is the one who collects the souls of the dead and aids them on their journey to the next world, in his old rickety cart...
www.frenchentree.com /france-brittany-culture-traditions   (513 words)

 Polish culture: Brittany And Polish Painters in Brittany (1890-1939)
Polish culture: Brittany And Polish Painters in Brittany (1890-1939)
On view from June 24 to November 7, 2004, the exhibit consisted of one hundred ten paintings, drawings and prints by artists who were part of the Polish artistic colony that existed in France from the end of the 19th century to the beginning of World War II.
Brittany was eagerly visited by vast numbers of Polish artists, and it was there that so many famous and important Polish artworks were created.
www.culture.pl /en/culture/artykuly/wy_wy_polscy_malarze_w_bretanii_warszawa   (632 words)

 Go Brittany - Brittany Properties for Sale, Holidays in Brittany, Brittany Tourism, France   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The result of that is not of specific interest to the history of Brittany but one facet most certainly is. As reward for his support in the struggle, and the killing of its previous lord, Maximus gave the region of Armorica to the cousin of his wife.
Over-simplification of this migration of the British to Brittany sees the British as being those forced out by the English Anglo-Saxon invaders but as the English didn’t have any possibility of such a move until over a century after Brittany was British it can be reasonably discounted.
She later also married King Louis XII of France in 1499 and her daughter Claudia married King Francis II of France in 1532 and the Union Treaty of Vannes was signed uniting the duchy to France.
www.go-brittany.com   (1217 words)

 Brittany, hotels in Brittany, holidays in Brittany, with Drive-Alive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Brittany is a deservedly popular holiday area with excellent beaches and attractive countryside, ancient sites and an emphasis on Celtic history and culture.
Brittany's south coast is less wild, warmer and blessed with miles of safe sandy beaches.
Fougeres An eastern gateway to Brittany, on a hillside cut by steep lanes and steps, it is known for its castle but is also close to an airy beech forest containing Dolmens.
www.drive-alive.co.uk /brittany.htm   (510 words)

 AngloINFO Bretagne - Bookshop: Travel Guides - Brittany
Covering Brittany at a scale of 1:200,000, this is one of the Michelin "Regional Maps", with updated information for motorists.
Occupying the north-west corner of France, the region of Brittany covers a land area similar to that of Wales.
Brittany has long been a favourite destination for the UK and it is famous for its cultural heritage and Celtic links with Cornwall, its natural beauty and the strong sea-faring traditions that still continue into the 21st century This travel guide is...(read more)
brittany.angloinfo.com /bookshop?ID=1   (679 words)

 Jamaican students in Florida win Independence essay competition - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM
Brittany wrote an exciting story on her two favourite places in Jamaica, while Meleisha wrote about her most admirable Jamaican heroine, Nanny of the Maroons.
The essay topics, while relating to the culture and history of Jamaica, also challenged the students to address issues affecting the Jamaican overseas communities.
Brittany Shirl Anne Murray moved to South Florida from Jamaica with her family nearly seven years ago.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /news/html/20040823T220000-0500_65067_OBS_JAMAICAN_STUDENTS_IN_FLORIDA_WIN_INDEPENDENCE_ESSAY_COMPETITION.asp   (567 words)

 Reality Shack - Articles
Brittany and Keenyah are getting on each other’s nerves these days, and begin to argue about cutting each other off in the middle of sentences.
Brittany was not blessed with rhythm but gives it her best, and Kahlen is mortified.
Brittany comments that Keenyah’s tears must be for attention since she didn’t even know if the man was still alive or not.
www.realityshack.com /modules/articles/article.php?id=797   (1268 words)

 Province of Brittany, France
The Anglo-Saxon invasions of Britain in the 5th and 6th centuries drove Celtic refugees to settle in Brittany.
In the 10th century, Brittany became a duchy with its capital at Rennes.
Travelers to the Brittany and Normandy sections of France will find wild coastal areas, sheltered beaches, dense forest, sparse heathlands, as well as medieval and pre-historic landmarks that help define the area.
www.discoverfrance.net /France/Provinces/Brittany.shtml   (592 words)

 Brittany travel guide - Wikitravel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Brittany (French: Bretagne, Breton: Breizh; [1]) is a diverse region of northwestern France.
Brittany received its modern name when it was settled (in around 500 AD) by Britons, whom the Anglo-Saxons had driven from Britain.
While France tried to discourage the use of regional languages their use is rebounding, bringing a stronger understanding of culture, contributions, and history.
wikitravel.org /en/Brittany   (837 words)

 Brittany France
One of France's most rugged regions, Brittany is a fascinating mix of spectacular coastline, ancient towns, magical islands and inland woods.
Built in granite rock in the English Channel, the bathing resort of Saint Malo is known for its castle, the cathedral of Saint Vincent, and its 14th century ramparts which overlook the sea.
Located in the heart of traditional Brittany and flanked by the Odet and Steir rivers, Quimper is famous for its faience ceramics which have been produced by skilled craftsmen since the 17th century.
www.westernfrancetouristboard.com /brittany.html   (433 words)

 Brittany: France’s Best Kept Secret ~Traveling Through A Painting ~ By Maxine Rose Schur
Brittany: It is a permanent impressionist exhibition here; you only have to put your nose outside the door when the weather is fine: it’s Monet all over: violet overalls, green land, orange sky, blue trees, violet, red and pink boats etc. It’s enough to make you mad.— Emile Bernard
With a revival of Brittany’s Celtic culture, there are radio stations entirely in the Breton language and as if to cement the solidarity with their neighbors across the Channel, the twisted medieval streets of half-timbered houses sport Irish pubs and Irish street musicians.
To kick-start your arty tour of Brittany, take advantage of their “Art deVivre” package including 2 nights in a double room for 650 euros plus breakfast plus a 3 course meal with wine for two and a one day pass to all Paris museums.
www.escapeartist.com /efam/50/Brittany_France.html   (2167 words)

 Unit IV Internet Assignment
Culture is a body of learned behavior that shapes human consciousness within a society from generation to generation.
Popular culture refers to cultural manifestations that have a broad appeal across class, gender, race, regional, sexual, and political, and religious divisions.
During World War I, governments tried to harness the power of mass culture to unify and energize their populations for the war effort.
www.accd.edu /sac/history/jleewh/unitivia.htm   (396 words)

 Information on Celtic Region   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Brittany developed a unique culture due to its long isolation from the rest of
Brittany is one of the Celtic regions with a direct connection to Camelot (Arthurian Week is held in Broceliande each July)
Brittany is distinct from other French regions because of its Celtic heritage.
www.nachs.info /regions/brittany.htm   (261 words)

 Cookbook sales to aid middle school art Collection of recipes will be on display at ‘Taste of Middlesex’ on March ...
The children not only learned a recipe and illustrated a book, they also learned about the culture of their classmates.
Brittany said she was happy her work was going to benefit the art department because art is her favorite subject.
While this is the first year that the students are creating a cookbook, in past years the art department has auctioned furniture the students painted during the Taste of Middlesex, Bovadikov said.
ems.gmnews.com /News/2004/0317/Schools   (571 words)

 Brittany Cities of Art from FrenchEntrée.com
There are two Breton Associations acting as ambassadors for cultural and heritage tourism, now expanding in Brittany to supplement the coastal resorts and sports tourism.
Incorporated in the Union des Villes d’Art et d’Histoire de Bretagne, they are bound by a common charter to preserve and enhance their architectural and cultural heritage.
Tourist and cultural activities are organised depending on the artistic and historical riches of the communes, with a view to bringing the heritage to life.
www.frenchentree.com /france-brittany-culture-traditions/DisplayArticle.asp?ID=8763   (634 words)

 Benodet Breaks - Brittany
Brittany is the ideal choice for English visitors hoping to embrace the pleasures of France - and it's so close!
Brittany is the most popular region of France and has a unique freshness and tranquility unmatched by any other area.
The historic Celtic culture of Brittany is still evident in its towns and villages and this continues today in the numerous "pardons" and "Fest Nozs" which the locals are delighted to share with visitors.
members.aol.com /weaverslake4/brittany.htm   (226 words)

 BBC NEWS | Wales | Celtic festival shows off Welsh culture
A little corner of Brittany is an showcase for Wales and the Welsh as an international Celtic cultures festival gets underway.
And Wales is the host nation for the 2002 event, with a pavilion to promote its food and drink, culture, music and crafts.
Culture is a tradable commodity nowadays and the aim is to raise the profile of Wales' cultural contribution to the world beyond that of its most famous, clichéd stars like Tom Jones, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Hollywood actress Catherine Zeta Jones.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/low/wales/2169457.stm   (423 words)

 Brittany - France Culture/Travel Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Brittany, the westernmost region of France, juts into the Atlantic like a giant peninsula, surrounded by 750 miles of dramatic coastline.
The earliest people of Brittany erected dolmens and menhirs dating to 3500 BC.
Conquered by Caesar in 56 BC, the region was named Armorica after the Celtic word for "seaside," a label that lives on today in the department Côtes-d'Armor.
www.romanfrance.com /travel/regions/18.html   (293 words)

 Sky Cars Brittany Region
Finistere, or 'Land's End', is the westernmost area of the region and has a myriad of tiny coves, rocky inlets, and granite cliffs and outcrops.
The walled city of St Malo, in the Ille-et-Vilaine district, is an interesting stop and while in the vicinity visit the Foret de Paimport of Arthurian fame.
Other famous attractions of Brittany include the Standing Stones of Carnac at Morbihan, the Armor and Emerald Coasts, Cap Frehal, and the spectacular Mont-St-Michel with its fascinating yet frightening tidal rush.
www.skycars.com /car_rental_Brittany_Region.html   (404 words)

 Brittany Self Catering, The Valley of the Blavet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Brittany Self Catering, The Valley of the Blavet
Brittany Self Catering - The Valley of the Blavet
and culture in central Brittany a thousand years ago, which can be seen in the layout of its gardens,
www.brittanylocation.com /the_blavet.htm   (587 words)

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