Shaped by the land and sea, the beautiful landscapes of Brittany are remarkably varied, with the wooded countryside and cider orchards of Ille-et-Vilaine, the barren hills and moors of the Monts d’Arrée, and river valleys shaped by the tides. Historically, Brittany has always been an agricultural region, with soils that favour forage production and a climate that suits farming. Having experienced successive waves of modernisation and profound changes in the organisation of its sectors and work on farms, it remains France’s leading region in terms of livestock breeding. More salted butter is made here than Tommes.