If you wish to discover the Brittany
in his all diversity, you should experience its soul and his culture in Breton dance .
If you want, you can easily learn these traditional dances ... or, at the least, discover them at a
"Fest-Noz" (night festival) : great fun !
It is not the surprise to know that Fest-Noz was recognized
immaterial cultural heritage of the humanity by Unesco on December 6th, 2012.
If you want to know the dates and locations of imminent Fest-Noz you can see :
Every Thursday the newspaper 'Le Trégor' advertises the dates of different Fest-Noz in the area of Lannion.
In a some of towns or villages you can be introduced to Breton dances. Classes are organised in summer.
You can find information in the town hall (mairie).
The breton languag
When you speak about Brittany, it's interesting to have
information about the Breton language. Breton is a Celtic language. During the 5th century, a massive
emigration came from the Great-Britain (Wales, Cornwall, Devon) by boat bringing
a new population : the Armorique became Brittany and the Breton its language.
Here is a tiny glossary which helps you to understand better the meaning of some places,
villages and towns :
||town, village, hamlet
||isolated place, hermitage
||big, majestic, important
||head, top, summit, end
|Plo, Plou, Pleu
|Roc'h, Roch, Roh
||subdivision of a parish