Environmental info

From the Loire estuary in the south to Mont Saint-Michel Bay in the north, Brittany and its 2,800km of coastline is a peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean like the prow of a boat. With hundreds of fine sandy beaches, coastal paths with breath-taking views, and exceptional hiking trails into the interior, Brittany has a truly unique relationship with its environment.

  • Blue Flags

    39 of Brittany's beaches currently boast the Pavillon Bleu (Blue Flag) label for environmental quality.

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  • Water quality

    Of the 548 beaches in Brittany where water quality was regularly measured by the Health Ministry in 2010, 62% were assessed as “good quality” and 35% as “average quality”. Only 3% may have been polluted for a short period. No beach was found to have water of poor quality.

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  • Air quality

    Because Brittany is one of the most westerly points of mainland Europe in the Atlantic Ocean it benefits from excellent air quality, which is rated at least “good” in 83% of its towns.

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