France's premier book town, Bécherel has a host of bookshops and related businesses. This ancient fortified settlement sited on a rocky promontory overlooking the Rance Valley retains numerous old granite houses (reminders of its rich history as a flax centre) lining evocatively named streets. There are several interesting castles nearby, including Montmuran.
Changing landscapes, a strong identity, a rich heritage and abundant cultural life: this is what Brittany has in store for you! Explore our selection of the most beautiful villages in this region so full of character.