Brittany is a region located west of France, between the Channel and the Atlantic.


From steep cliffs to thick forests through wild moors and cities marked by traditions, diversity of its territory is the wealth of the region.


Britain experiences strong identity and a pervasive culture. Brittany is one of the original Celtic regions such as Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Isle of Man, Cornwall, Galicia and Asturias.







In Britanny, two languages ​​were historically spoken: Breton (Brittonic language close to Gaelic languages such as Welsh, Cumbric, Cornish and manx) and Gallo (Romance language, close to the French). The evolution of languages ​​in Brittany was stopped early in the 20th century and especially at the dawn of the Second World War. Mixtures of populations and prohibitions of the French State led to an almost total loss of the two languages. Today these languages ​​are in re-development. In the past each territory spoke a breton of its own - difference in pronunciation, spelling or word. It is now taught in a form known as "unified" called the KLT (Kerne-Leon-Treger). Only in the Vannes area (Bro Gwened) people continue to learn and speak an older form of Breton.


Since 2012, the "Fest noz" - Breton Night of dances somewhat similar to Ceili - is registered to the intangible heritage of UNESCO. The Fest Noz was created in the 1950s to revive moments of conviviality that punctuated the lives of farmers. Formerly, people were dancing for all occasions: a wedding, a birth, a house built, the harvest ...
Today the Fest Noz is also an opportunity to meet friends and have a good time at lower cost. Genuine population mixing, the fest-noz is the place where young and old are found, men and women to listen to Breton music and enter the circle to dance.
The Fest-noz is an integral part of daily life of Brittany. Find a Fest Noz near you on