Drone Tour of Brittany

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Bretagne by Mavic - Part I


For a bird's eye view of the Brittany region of northwestern France, it's hard to beat this video by contributor Lewieque.  Shot with a Mavic Pro drone, the video features footage from across the Breton Peninsula, which is the heart of the region.  With epic shots of the province's famous rocky shorelines, bridges, the ancient city of Brest at its western extreme, and the one-time pirate enclave of Saint-Malo on its northern coast, the video will give you a flavor of this distinctive Celtic region.  

Cap Frehel

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Cap Fréhel, Brittany, France

Amaury Descours

Top contributor Amaury Descours flew a drone over a cape of Brittany in northwestern France to create this amazing video.  Cape Frehel is a promontory that lies on the northern side of the Breton Peninsula, in the Côtes-d'Armor department.   This is a remote slice of Brittany; the peninsula itself is uninhabited but for two adjacent lighthouses, both of which can be seen in the video.  The shorter lighthouse was built in the 17th century while the taller one dates to the mid-20th century.  

Saint Malo: Pirates' Nest

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A Journey to Saint-Malo


In this short drone video by poulain35, you'll get an amazing aerial view of the storied city of Saint-Malo in western France.  It's a walled port town on the northern shore of the Breton Peninsula.  St. Malo is closely associated with the seamier side of Brittany's seafaring tradition: piracy.  The protective barrier created by the town's fortifications permitted a pirate community to thrive here until well into the 19th century.  The city was heavily damaged during the World War II Allied invasion of France in 1944.    

Pointe du Raz, Saint-Malo, and More

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Bretagne by Mavic - part II


Top contributor Lewique brings us the long-awaited part II of his series from the Brittany region of northwestern France.  The video opens with an excellent shot of Pointe du Raz, a rocky point at at the western end of the southern branch of the Breton Peninsula, southwest of Brest.  Another featured spot is the port of Saint-Malo, the great "pirates' port" on the north side of the peninsula.  You'll also be treated to some great aerial views of the Pink Granite Coast, a famous stretch of coastline west of Saint-Malo.

Finistère: End of the World

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The End of the World: Finistère by Drone

Thibault Poriel

Contributor and pilot Thibault Poriel created this amazing drone video of the most extreme western part of France.  At the tip of the peninsula of Brittany in northwestern France is a small department called Finistere.  Its name roughly translates to "End of the World".  When you see what the department looks like on a map of France, one can understand why.  The video features bird's eye views of the spectacular rock formations of Finistere, which is also home to the famous seafaring town of Brest.

Across the Breton Peninsula

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The Nature of Brittany in 2017!


In this drone video, top contributor and pilot LeVoyagedesKoumoul takes us on an aerial journey across the French region of Brittany. The video opens with an amazing shot of the Plougastel Bridge (also known as the Albert-Louppe Bridge), which crosses the Elorn River near Brest, the port city at the western end of the Breton Peninsula. From there you will be taken over a number of other spots on the coast and interior of this fascinating land, which is one of the most culturally distinctive regions of France.

Morlaix Bay to Morbihan Gulf

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Cap à l'Ouest / Heading West!


The French region of Brittany takes its name from the Breton Peninsula, a land mass which juts into the North Atlantic from the "mainland" and covers over 34k square km (just over 13k square mi.) - roughly 10% larger than the territory of Belgium.  In this drone video, you'll see some of the amazing sights of this distinctive region.  It begins with the Bay of Morlaix in Finistère on the north side of the peninsula, and ends at Gulf of Morbihan in the Morbihan Department, on the south side.  

Pointe du Grouin, Ille-et-Vilaine Department

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Pointe du Grouin, Cancale, France | Cinematic Footage

Julien Hulin

France's Mont-Saint-Michel Bay is widely considered one of the world's most beautiful bays, and not just because of its famous island monastery-fortress.  In this outstanding piece by Upintheair11, you'll get a ground/air tour of the area around Pointe du Grouin in the town of Cancale.  Situated in the Ille-et-Vilaine Department, the point forms the western end of the Mont-Saint-Michel Bay.  It also serves as the eastern end of the Emerald Coast, which extends westward to Cap Fréhel.

Brittany's Mountains and Forests

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FAR OUEST : Montagnes de Bretagne

Thibault Poriel

Drone pilot Thibault Poriel heads west in this drone film to the Brittany region in France.  We often see views of its Atlantic coastline and quaint fishing port towns, but this aerial footage takes us into the mountains and forests in the interior of the region.  Warm sunlight strikes across the raw natural features of the landscape that's in the middle of transitioning into the cold winter months ahead.  Take in the aerial views of this region, one of the most culturally distinctive in France.  

Brittany's Monts d'Arrée

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West of France: Monts d'Arrée


Creator LeVoyagedesKoumoul created this spectacular drone video of a little known area in northwestern France.  While the Brittany region is rightfully associated with the sea, it is also home to the Monts d'Arrée, a small mountain range.  Far less visited than the well known port cities of Breton, these beautiful peaks rise gracefully from the plain that covers much of the range's immediate surroundings.  In this video, you'll get a bird's eye view of this spectacular area which lies off the beaten path.  

Carantec and Morlaix Bay

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Carantac and the Sea: Brittany's Best-Kept Secret


Check out this stunning drone video of a bay on the Breton Peninsula in northwestern France, compliments of arsovicy.  It's called Morlaix Bay, and it's a "W" shaped inlet on the northern coast of the peninsula in Finistère, the westernmost department of the Brittany region (and the country as a whole).  The video includes footage of the bay's islands as well as the town of Carantec which sits in the middle of the "W".  The bay lies just to the west of the more well known Pink Granite Coast.  

Saint-Malo, National Fortress, and More

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France by drone


This fantastic drone video by Lewieque begins with a flyover of the great Mont-St. Michel monastery-fortress on a tidal island in Normandy, but the star of this particular show is a bit further south - the walled city of St. Malo, the former "pirates' den" which sits at the mouth of the La Rance River in northern Brittany.  The video also features some great views of the late 17th century National Fortress which sits on a tidal island just offshore from St. Malo, as well as the nearby town of Cancale.

L’Archipel de Bréhat, Granite Coast

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L’Archipel de Bréhat

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L’Archipel de Bréhat is a group of two main islands off of the northern coast of the Breton Peninsula in northwestern France.  The area is distinguished by its distinctive pink granite rocks, so much so that the coast is called the Pink Granite Coast.  The 1,000 or so permanent residents of the islands are spread out, leaving this a largely pristine bit of scenery.  In this drone video by contributor Lumy, you'll get a marvelous look at these gorgeous islands, from a bird's eye perspective.

Drone Tour of Morbihan

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Ballade in Brittany.


Top content creator and pilot Mattcoq created this beautiful drone video of Morbihan, a department of France in its Brittany region.  It's situated on the southern coast of the Breton Peninsula extending some ways inland.  The video was filmed in the inland parts of the department, an area of forests interspersed with lush green meadows and crossed by numerous streams.  The highly cinematic video brings out the unusually appealing colors of the area, which appears as if out of a fairy tale.

Locquémeau, Côtes-d'Armor

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Nice Drone Flight at Locquémeau ! France - Brittany


Check out this beautiful drone video from the Breton Peninsula in northwestern France, compliments of contributor droneballade.  Locquémeau is located near the western end of the coast of the Côtes-d'Armor department, which take up most of the northern coast of this peninsula that is part of the Brittany region.  It lies just to the east of Finistère, the department which translates to "the end of the world" in reference to its position as the westernmost point of mainland France.  

Île-Grande, Côtes-d'Armor

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BRITTANY - "Island-Big"


Despite its name, Île-Grande is a rather small island situated off the northern coast of the Breton Peninsula in western France.  It's situated toward the western end of the coastline of Côtes-d'Armor, the northernmost of the four departments which make up the country's official Brittany region.  In this drone video by top contributor LeVoyagedesKoumoul, you'll get a bird's eye view of the island, which is part of the commune of Pleumeur-Bodou and which measures about two km long by about a km wide (around 1.2 x .6 mi.).  

The Glenan Islands

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Islands Glenan - France

freeway prod

Top contributor Freeway Prod created this magnificent drone video of a group of islands off the coast of Northwestern France.  The Glénan is a group of nine major islands which are situated to the south of Finistère, which is on the western tip of the Breton Peninsula.  Intermixed with the major islands are a group of about a dozen smaller ones.   The islands are a popular day-trip destination for visitors to the Peninsula, although there is no lodging on them and camping is prohibited.

The Gulf of Morbihan

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Golfe du Morbihan (Brittany) - 4K


Top contributor Mattcoq created this magnificent drone video of an unusual-looking harbor on the Atlantic coast of Brittany, France.  Gulf of Morbihan is situated in the department of the same name, the southernmost of the four which comprise the region of Brittany.  The harbor, whose name translates to "Little Sea" is distinguished by the many small islands which are spread throughout it, many of them tidal in nature.  It's also known for being the site of some of the oldest ruins in France.

Vielelle Lighthouse, Pointe du Raz

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phare de la vieille

capitaine citron

The star of this drone video by capitaine citron is the La Vieille Lighthouse near the western extremity of France.  It is situated on a tiny islet just off the tip of Pointe du Raz in Finistère, the westernmost department of Brittany and Metropolitan France. The lighthouse protects the eastern side of the Raz de Sein Strait, a particularly dangerous stretch of water which must be crossed to enter the port of Brest from the south.  Completed in 1887, the lighthouse stands 27 meters tall (89 ft.).

Plouha, Côtes-d'Armor Department

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On the road to PLOUHA !


The French commune of Plouha has many notable medieval chapels and churches. Located in the northwestern corner of France in the region of Brittany, its beaches played an important role in World War II. It was here that French Resistance groups bravely sheltered Allied troops so they were able to return to Great Britain. The town is part of the Côtes-d'Armor Department.  See those infamous beaches and Plouha’s spectacular coastline in this drone video by pilot dronedeballade.

Boyac Manor, Morbihan

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Manoir de Boyac - Ploërmel, Brittany


Top contributor and drone pilot Mattcoq created this excellent bird's eye view of a well-known country manor in the Brittany region of northwestern France.  It's called the Manoir de Boyac, and it's located near the town of Ploërmel in Morbihan, one of the departments that make up the region of Brittany.  While the manor is a registered landmark and thus protected under French laws, it's privately owned and not open to the public.  Until that changes, watching this video is the best way to view it!   

Surfing in Brittany

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Surf Session in Brittany


Given the close association between France's Brittany region and the sea, it's perhaps not surprising that it's the country's surfing capital.  The southern side of the Breton Ocean faces the open ocean, and while it's definitely wetsuit-only swim country, a thriving surfing scene has developed here.  In this drone video by Mattcoq, you'll get a bird's eye view of a surfing  session at Point de la Torche.  It's a small promontory near the western end of the peninsula, more or less due south of Brest.

FPV on the Granite Coast

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Brittany's Côte de Granit-Rose


In this video by contributor PAMaire, you'll see the famous Pink Granite Coast of France's Brittany region from an entirely new perspective.  He flew an FPV racing drone over this well known stretch of coastline known as the  Côte de Granit-Rose.  You'll get some epic views of the famous rose-colored rocks that line the shore, seen from the perspective of an FPV racing quad!  With an FPV drone, the pilot controls the vehicle via video goggles, allowing him/her to fly extremely agressively.  

Sights of Finistère and Morbihan

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Brittany from above (vol 2)


Here's a nicely captioned video of some of the sights of the Brittany region of western France, compliments of arsovicy.  It features footage from a number of Brittany's most well-known sights, including Moraix Bay as well as the communes of Moraix, Carantec, and Locquirec in Finistère (the westernmost of Brittany's four departments); the Mill of Kervoyas, the Chateau de Suscinio and the commone of Damgon in the Morbihan Department on the south side of the Breton Peninsula; and more.

Brittany + Mont St. Michel

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Mavic Pro | La Bretagne, France Cinematic Footage

Karl Veca

This epic drone video of Brittany in France by contributor and pilot Karl Veca begins with a great shot of the famous Mont. St. Michel island, which actually lies in the neighboring region of Normandy.  The majority of the footage is of the cities and towns of Brittany, which is a major population center in France as well as a large agricultural producer.  The video will give you a sense of the rich cultural history of the province, which was an independent kingdom for centuries before consolidating with France.  

Brittany's Emerald Coast

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Brittany (France) - Côte d'Emeraude


France's Emerald Coast (Côte d'Emeraude) refers to a section on the northern side of the Breton Peninsula between Cap Fréhel in the west and the town of Cancale in the east, in the Côtes-d'Armor Department.  The coast, which takes its name from the color of the sea at times, also includes the spectacular walled town of Saint-Malo, which is situated closer to the middle of the fantastically complex-looking coastline here.  Check out the beautiful coastline from above in this drone video by Enciesdailleurs.eu.

The Emerald Coast's Paimpol

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Flight in Paimpol ! France - Brittany


France's Emerald Coast (Côte d'Émeraude) in the French region of Brittany is anchored by Cap Fréhel, the westernmost of three small peninsulas which extend in a northeasterly direction into the Atlantic.  In this drone video by dronedeballade, you'll get an aerial glimpse of a beautiful town at the base of on the eastermost end of the group.  It's called Paimpol.  Seen here in this drone video by droneballade, you'll see the area around Paimpol, including the tiny Bréhat islands which lie just offshore. 

Cap Fréhel: Emerald Coast Anchor

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Cap Fréhel

Julien Hulin

Check out this stunning drone video of France's Cap Fréhel, a rocky peninsula which is one of the top sights of the Brittany region.  The cape anchors the western end of the Emerald Coast (Côte d'Émeraude), a stretch of coastline on the Gulf of Saint-Malo which runs east to the area around Mont St. Michel.  The video features epic aerial views of the gulf's rocky coastline, the cape's two lighthouses, and the 13th century castle Fort-la-Latte, which lies at the end of the southern of the cape's two tips.  

The Island of Ushant

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Ouessant - île hostile pleine de charme

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Check out this drone video of an island that marks the westernmost point of Metropolitan France, compliments of contributor Lumy.  It's called Ushant, and it's situated in the English Channel just a few km/mi west of the mainland of Brittany.  With a population of just over 2k, it's part of the Finistère Department which covers the western part of the Breton Peninsula.  In 1815, the British warship carrying Napoleon Bonaparte into exile sailed past the island; it was the last French territory the Emperor would ever see.  

Sables-d'Or-les-Pins, Côtes-d'Armor

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Sables d’Or - Aout 2018

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Here's a beautiful drone video from a seaside resort town in France's Brittany region, compliments of franck.  It's called Sables-d'Or-les-Pins, and it's located in the Fréhel commune in Côtes-d'Armor, the northernmost of the four departments which make up the official Brittany (Bretagne) region of metropolitan northwestern France.  The town of Sables-d'Or-les-Pins was created in the early 1920's.  It's a quiet, family-oriented spot, located a bit to the east of the better-known Pink Granite Coast. 

Ploumanac'h, Pink Granite Coast

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The Jewel of Brittany!


Ploumanac'h is a small harbor town in the heart of France's so-called Pink Granite Coast, an area on the northern side of the Breton Peninsula in Côtes-d'Armor, the northernmost of the four departments of the Brittany Region. The famed coastline (Côte de Granit Rose) is so named for the spectacular rock formations to be found here.  Check out this drone video by LeVoyagedesKoumoul of the town, voted the best French village in a survey conducted by the national newspaper Le Télégramme.

La Torche, Bay of Audierne

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Flowers and Kitsurfers, welcome to beach of La Torche in France !


Top contributor LeVoyagedesKoumoul created this amazing drone video of a legendary spot on France's Breton Peninsula, in the northwestern part of the country.  It's the area around the town of La Torche, which sits on the Bay of Audierne, southwest of the city of Quimper in the Finistère Department.  The bay is known around the world for its kitesurfing scene, which you'll see in the video.  Also featured are some of the flower fields which dot the landscape here in the far western reaches of France's Brittany region.

Château de Suscinio, Morbihan

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Le Château de Suscinio


Château de Suscinio is one of the most famous castle in the Brittany region of northwestern France.  It's located in the commune of Sarzeau in Morbihan, one of the Departments of the Brittany region.  Seen in this outstanding drone video by top AirVuz contributor Mattcoq, Château de Suscinio dates to the 13th century.  During the 15th century, the castle served as the home of the future King Henry VII of England, as well as hundreds of Lancastrians who were exiled following the War of the Roses.  

Josselin Castle, Morbihan

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Viajes Lost Planet

Here's a nice 4k aerial tour of one of the most famous castles in France's Brittany region, compliments of Viajes Lost Planet.  It's called Josselin Castle, and it's located in the town of the same name in Morbihan, one of Brittany's four Departments.  The current structure was built in the late 14th century, on the site of an earlier castle.  Partially demolished by the Duke of Brittany in the late 1400's, it was restored and played an important role in the religious wars which raged through France in the 16th century.  

Saint Pierre Beach, Gulf of Morbihan

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Sunset on Saint Pierre Beach


France's Saint Pierre Beach is located near the town of Locmariaquer in the Morbihan Department of the Brittany region.  The area forms the western entrance to the Gulf of Morbihan, which (according to legend) has as many islands as there are days in the year.   That figure is actually an exxageration - the gulf is actually home to about 40 islands.  In this drone video by contributor and pilot Mattcoq, you'll get a bird's eye view of Saint Pierre and its surroundings, home to some of Europe's oldest human remains.

Finistère: Loctudy to Phare de la Vieille

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De Loctudy à la Pointe du Raz - Finistère (Bretagne)

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In this drone video by contributor Lumy, you will be taken across the southern "fork" of Brittany in western France, in the Finistère Department. The video begins at the fishing village of Loctudy, which lies just south of Quimper.   From there, you'll be taken over Guilvinec, Kérity, Penmarch, Eckmuhl, Saint-Guénolé, Tréguennec, Audierne, Pors-Loubous, and Pointe du Raz.  The last stop is the lighthouse Phare de la Vieille, which lies just off the Breton coast in the commune of Plogoff.

Aerial Views of the Pink Granite Coast

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Côte de granit rose Bretagne FRANCE.


One of the great natural attractions of France's Brittany region is a roughly 30 km (around 20 mi.) stretch of coastline on the northern side of the Breton Peninsula called the Pink Granite Coast.  Known locally as the Côte de Granit Rose, it's so named due to the coloring of its sands and rock formations.  This drone video by content creator and pilot gerardgiroux features some great aerial footage of the Pink Granite Coast, including the Ploumanac'h Lighthouse; the structure was completed in 1860.

Breton Coast by FPV

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The wonderfully rugged coastline of France's Brittany region is on full display in this fantastic edit from FPV Pilot Jlucidar.  His sweeping lines over the crashing waves, as well his skimming along the cliffs show he's got the boss moves to fly over water and rocks alike.  And by weaving in some ground shots from further inland shows he's got the editing finesse to make a truly beautiful drone video.  In light of his full packed FPV talent, he's been placed on our Pilots to Watch list in January 2020. Bravo, Jlucidar!

FPV Cruising the Brittany Coast

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Cruising the Sea by FPV in Brittany

Dams Fpv

The bright yellows, intense oranges, deep purples and cotton candy pinks seen in this 4K FPV video along the shores of northwestern France can't be beat. Dams Diesel has some serious flow in this video, which was shot along the coast of Brittany, the hilly peninsula that extends into the North Atlantic and is one of the country's most distinctive regions.  Just as ships have had to navigate Brittany's rocky shores for centuries, so the racing quad has to maneuver around the many rocks which lie just offshore here.