- The four departments of Brittany are Cotes d'Armor, Ille et Vilaine, Morbihan and Finistere. See them on a map here.
- Nantes is a historical capital of Brittany and its castle was home of the Dukes of Brittany. Administratively, it is now part of the Loire region.
- Galettes are traditionally eaten on a Friday - the meat-free day of the week.
- Ouest France, which covers Brittany, Normany and the Loire, has an amazing 42 editions.
- The English name for the hortensia is hydrangea.
- Argoat means 'land of woods'.
- Mathurin Meheut was a twentieth-century artist, whose work includes many depictions of Breton daily life.
- Cap Frehel has two lighthouses, one dating from 1701 which sits alongside its much larger modern replacement.
- Jules Verne was borne in Nantes in 1828.
- Asterix lived in a village which the books locate near the modern town of Erquy.
Monday, 11 August 2008
Brittany quiz answers
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