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Flights to Britanny promote Rennes as a city break destination

More Brits are finding it easier to travel to Brittany following the introduction of direct flights to Rennes

More Brits are finding it easier to travel to Brittany following the introduction of direct flights to Rennes, the Brittany Tourist Board has said.

Michael Dodds, director of the Brittany Tourist Board, said that Rennes could become a popular city break destination because "it is a very happening place".

Commenting on Brittany’s appeal, Mr Dodds said: "The Welsh and the Scottish feel very at home there and you can sense it in the old stone and the general ambience of the place.

"There are no ten places you have to go and see [as] they’ve all got their own appeal and a special feel about the place."

Mr Dodds added that Brittany has "become very accessible" due to airlines flying into Rennes and regional airlines serving Brest and Quimper.

One of the region’s biggest draws is its 600km of navigable waterways, which range from the historic Nantes-a-Brest canal to the Rance and Vilaine river estuaries.

According to figures from the Office for National Statistics, the number of Brits travelling to Europe fell by one percent in February to 54.5 million.

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