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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Category: Food and Drink

Why are Breton Oysters so good?

The Breton oyster farmers will argue that it is due to their unrivalled expertise that has been handed down through the generations. This is possibly partly true, but the quality is also due to...

Friday Night in Brittany = Galette Night

There aren’t too many takeaways in rural Brittany…. In fact I think our closest takeaway restaurant is 45km away. So instead of a takeaway night the French have a ‘galette night’ which, in Brittany,...

Making cider from apple juice

I almost prefer cider to wine. When we lived in England we never drank cider – the occasional glass of wine but never cider. The French, however, drink a lot of cider. It is drank as an...

Weekend de l’Amateur du Vin d’Evreux

Representing Domaine de la Paleine Gérald returned to Evreux for the Weekend de l’Amateur de Vin d’Evreux wine fair and caught up with Thiebault Huber-Verdereau, Domaine Huber-Verdereau...

Mont d’Or cheese

This cheese is a delight! Made from cow’s milk in the Jura region in France, this cheese called Mont d’Or is an Appellation Origin Controlled cheese. It is marketed in round boxes made of spruce...