The Most Beautiful Villages of Brittany by James Bentley & Hugh Palmer

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The Most Beautiful Villages of Brittany

by James Bentley 

Photographs by Hugh Palmer

Thames & Hudson, 1999, ISBN 0500019355, full-colour photographs throughout, 251 colour illustrations, hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condtion, dustjacket repaired in a couple of places (see photographs)

'A visual and verbal account of 31 villages and islands in one of Europe's most popular tourist spots. The villages are drawn from the four departments of modern-day Brittany: Finistere, Morbihan, Ille-et-Vilaine and Cotes-d'Armor. Brittany is very distinct from the rest of France. It is a place of dramatic contrasts - a jagged coastline, fertile plains and wild moorland. Its people and culture are Celtic; legend has it that King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table gathered in the Forest of Paimpont, and that Merlin is buried close by. Centuries of religious piety are enshrined in Breton architecture. Brittany's vigorous and varied village life and architecture are captured here in James Bentley's commentaries and Hugh Palmer's evocative photographs.'