Lost Cities of Brittany

Fascinating history of lost cities…we all have an “Atlantis” somewhere in our neck of the woods!

Bonjour From Brittany

The history and folklore of Brittany contain many intriguing references to once flourishing cities that disappeared from the face of the earth, having left little or no trace of their ruins upon the land. Information on these lost cities is scarce; some seem to have been abandoned under strange circumstances while others simply vanished into myth.

The most famous of the world’s lost cities is surely Atlantis, which is said to have been consumed by the sea in a single day and night. In 1934, the French author François Gidon proposed that the Atlantis legend was born from the flooding of the coastal plains off north-west Brittany. More recently, several researchers have suggested that the megalithic monuments of Brittany are somehow connected with Atlantis. In his book The Glass Towers of Atlantis (1986), Italian scientist Helmut Tributsch expounds a theory that Neolithic Europe was Atlantis and that its capital was…

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  1. It has been many years since I visited Brittany and sampled its delicious fare especially the seafood…The history is really interesting Thank you for sharing, John 🙂 x

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  2. Just read the linked post. Really interesting history, John. I have been to Brittany many times over the years. The food there is really good, with local specialities of filled buckwheat pancakes, langoustines, and ‘Far Breton’, a lovely thick flan.
    You can also visit Fort La Latte, the location for the battle in the film ‘The Vikings’. I stood on the area where Kirk Douglas and Tony Curtis fight to the death! 🙂
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort-la-Latte
    Best wishes, Pete.

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