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Saint-Malo is a port city in Brittany, in France's northwest. Tall granite walls surround the old town, which was once a stronghold for privateers (pirates approved by the king). The Saint-Malo Cathedral, in the center of the old town, is built in Romanesque and Gothic styles and features stained-glass windows depicting city history. Nearby is La Demeure de Corsaire, an 18th-century privateer’s house and museum.

 Laval, in the Mayenne département of France, is one of the country's designated “towns of art and history,” and certainly has the credentials to merit the accolade. The naïve painter Henri Rousseau was born here, and the town has an impressive 12th century château built on a rocky spur in its centre.

Le Mont-Saint-Michel. Normandie Tourisme. A magical island topped by a gravity-defying medieval monastery, the Mont-Saint-Michel counts among France's most stunning sights. For centuries one of Europe's major pilgrimage destinations, this holy mount is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as is its breathtaking bay.

Visit Vitre (Brittany, France) ... Vitré is a historic town in central Brittany, about 25 kilometres east of Rennes in the Ille-et-Vilaine department and an hour and a half from the Brittany coast to the north. ...Vitré has a very attractive and extensive well maintained old-town centre ...

Rennes : The vibrant university city of Rennes, Brittany's administrative capital, is worth a day or two of anyone's time. Take a ... building, which was designed by the architect of the Palais du Luxembourg in Paris, was constructed from 1618-55 to house the Breton parliament following the region's reunification with France.

The main reason to visit Fougères is to see its magnificent castle, one of the finest fortresses in Europe, but this little town on the Brittany-Normandy border also has a lovely medieval district and a lively Saturday-morning market.

Mention Cancale to a Frenchman or a foodie and the instant response will be 'oysters'; the magnificent molluscs have been cultivated in this attractive fishing village for hundreds of years. There are also breathtaking views over the Baie de St Michel and scenic walks around the coast.