Brittany is a region in the west of France. It has an area of 27,208 km² and 3,258,707 inhabitants (as of 2013). The capital of the area is Rennes. Brittany is the largest peninsula in France and the westernmost foothills of the European continent north of the Iberian Peninsula.
The peninsula is surrounded by 2,700 km of coastline. The panorama of the wild Atlantic inspired the French authors Victor Hugo and Gustave Flaubert.