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BÉCHEREL, THE BOOK CAPITAL OF BRITTANY


35190 Bécherel

BÉCHEREL, THE BOOK CAPITAL OF BRITTANY

Thumb through books while admiring Bécherel’s heritage. Book lovers, collectors and art enthusiasts are all drawn to this Small Town of Character, perched high on a hilltop. Just 30 kilometres north of Rennes, Bécherel is home to no fewer than 15 bookshops and 6 artists’ studios. Antique dealers, gallery owners, sculptors, painters and bookbinders have given a new lease of life to the town’s old district, which was a major centre for textile production in Brittany from the 16th to the 18th century. Bécherel was also once a fortified town, its many historical remains testifying to its turbulent past. Accompanied by an expert tour guide, stroll through the narrow streets while admiring a variety of traditional architecture. Optional: grounds of the Château de Caradeuc, Brittany’s answer to Versailles (late 19th century) 1 hour guided tour / From €6 per person + entry fee*

Prices :

  • : Starting at 5 €
  • : Starting at 126 €