Benodet – A village of contrasts.

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Benodet – A village of contrasts.

I have just returned from a property visiting week centred around the Pays Benodet region of Brittany. Our first day on Monday was cold, cloud was low and the village was deserted. Contrast that with Thursday, a public holiday in France, when it was a hot sunny day. There were crowds everywhere and there was […]

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Driving in France

Written by on 21st April 2016 in Blog with 0 Comments

There are some new laws for France. The drink driving limit has been reduced to 0.02% for novice drivers. This basically means no alcohol whatsoever! Drivers are also forbidden from using headphones whilst driving. This includes any headset device attached to the ear for making calls or listening to audio. Integrated systems are still allowed. Driving […]

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Guerleden lake – empty this summer!

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Guerleden lake – empty this summer!

  Lake Guerleden, near Pontivy in southern Brittany, has been emptied this summer, and is a great attraction. Here is some background about it from Wikipedia. Lake Guerlédan is an artificial lake in the centre of Brittany, France. It extends across the borders of the departments of Morbihan and Côtes-d’Armor, within the communes of Saint-Aignan, […]

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St Malo- A Sensible Life

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St Malo- A Sensible Life

The beach – St Malo Whilst on holiday last week I picked up a novel at the property called A sensible Life by Mary Wesley. Its always interesting to read a book you would not normally come across, by an author not on your usual list. With great surprise I found that the early part […]

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The Caribbean in Brittany

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The Caribbean in Brittany

The Glenan Islands For as long as I can remember I have intended to visit the Glenan Islands a 30 minute boat trip from Benodet, but at every turn I seem to have been thwarted. Success! This year I finally found a spot in our always busy schedule to experience what is locally described as […]

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The Brittany Expert!

Written by on 24th June 2015 in Blog with 1 Comment
The Brittany Expert!

Its nice when your expertise really comes into use. Janine Marsh who writes and edits The Good Life France blog and magazine (www.thegoodlifefrance.com)  is writing an article on Brittany for the next edition and wanted to use the following picture, but was unable to identify its location.   There she was left scratching her head […]

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The Wild West of France: Part 2!

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The Wild West of France: Part 2!

The wild West of France – Part 2. It had been sometime since I visited Audierne, but it looked just as delightful as ever with the sun sparking on the harbour and the fishing boats bobbing at the quayside. Just a few local boats these days, a long way from what it was like in […]

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The Wild West of France

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The Wild West of France

  The Point du Raz in the far west of Brittany in the department of Finistère,  is known as the wild west of France for its rugged scenery and the fact that it’s the most westerly point in France. Little did we know when walking it recently that this also applies to the bus service! […]

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Brittany here we come.

Written by on 7th May 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments
Brittany here we come.

Planning well underway for the Brittany trip. Have checked the weather and that looks OK, checked the bus times so we can do the Pointe du Raz walk and get back to the car. This should be our most challenging day lots of up and down along the cliffs of Cap Sizun. We’ll be posting […]

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Brittany Islands

Written by on 25th April 2015 in Blog with 1 Comment
Brittany Islands

Whilst we come from an Island to get to Brittany and then may be happy not to get on a boat again, there are some great short trips that can be made to the close by offshore islands of Brittany. The most famous of which is surely Mont St Michel, the tiny rock with a […]

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