La Roche Bernard

Introduction to La Roche-Bernard La Roche-Bernard is a small town in Southern Brittany. It is a very exciting place to visit for many reasons. The town is situated on the River Vilaine, and plays host to a myriad of small boats in its natural harbour. Two superb...

Local Activities

Whatever your interests, the Brittany / Pays de la Loire region of France certainly offers an incredible range of local activities. From walking to sailing or from playing golf to relaxing on one of the many glorious sandy beaches. Do you prefer a self-catering...

La Brière

A 5 minute drive from La Roche Bernard takes you to the Parc Naturel Régional de La Brière. The park includes the largest wetland area in France outside of the Camargue. It covers around 100,000 acres. Its establishment in 1970 aimed to  protect the cultural and...

Markets in France selling food, crafts and antiques

Visiting local food, craft, and antiques markets in France is one of the most pleasurable experiences enjoyed by holidaymakers. This certainly applies to Brittany and the Pays de la Loire regions. Whether you are looking for local Pottery, Speciality salt from the...

Holiday Website Tips (2) – Be easy to contact

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Red 2CV in France

The Happy Car

Whoa… I have just passed another 2CV coming back from Malestroit… and the driver waved. I am now part of a secret club!!

I have a theory. If everyone drove 2CVs, there wouldn’t be any road rage. There are many reasons for this :

1. As soon as anyone sees or gets inside a 2CV a ‘happy hormone’ is released, and you can’t help but smile. Now, whether this smile is due to sheer happiness or due to the utter ridiculous nature of the 2CV, I can’t be sure.

2. 2CVs just don’t do speed. Therefore, overtaking is totally out of the question, which is probably just as well as the brakes take time to respond…  we are talking minutes here, not seconds.

3. Now if you combine the ‘2CV happy hormone’ with the complete lack of speed, the result is a slow enjoyable driving experience.

I am now about to try and import this jolly car.

Chez Citroën is a good place to start. I shall go to Ploërmel after the 15km warm up cycle ride this afternoon.

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