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Brittany, France
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeBrittany - Credit: Rinaldum.
Chateau de Vitre, Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeChateau de Vitre, Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany - Credit: Luna04

When the narrator of 'The Bloody Chamber' marries the Marquis, she moves to his castle on the coast of Brittany.  This is a region in northwestern France, with its own unique identity.  It has its own language, Breton, and is one of the six Celtic nations.  Consequently, the area is steeped in mythology and custom, which lends itself well to the tone of this story.  The climate can be fine, but it does receive quite a high level of rainfall; this can at times create a melancholy atmosphere. 

Read 'The Legends and Romances of Brittany' by Lewis Spence (1917)