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

Make sure there is a clear and obvious way for people to get in touch with you wherever they are on your website. Failure to do so could result in lots of potential bookings finding their way to somebody else's website. A few simple ideas may make all the difference...
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          30th Brittany Vintage Car Rally

          The first Tour de Bretagne Rally was organised way back in 1966 and has grown in interest ever since. It is organised every May and features hundreds of vintage vehicles accompanied by people dressed in authentic clothes.

          Morlaix – from the forthcoming book by George East…

          George East is a writer and humorist. His latest book about the culture, history, food and drink (especially the latter) of Brittany comes out this summer. He has kindly agreed to give our readers some sneak previews in the run-up to release. The previous excerpt...

          Brittany in 1936

          A compelling 18 minute video, in English, working through Brittany from St Malo down to Saint Nazaire (which was still part of Brittany until the early 1960"s), stopping at Concarneau, Carnac, St. Anne d"Auray Vannes and a few other places in between....

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2CV closer to regaining French Nationality

Our 2CV comes closer to regaining its French Nationality status!! I decided to order the Certificat de Conformité online. Experience has taught me that sometimes it is better to pay a little more...

A Brit, a French mechanic, a hammer, and a 2cv

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2cv v French bureaucracy

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French bureaucracy at its best

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I leave the 2CV in the hands of French bureaucracy

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2CV to combat road rage

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....