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...

Category: Gardening in France

Who owns the right of way?

About seven months ago, the mayor agreed to sell us a small right of way which only serves our garden. The notaire asked for our marriage certificate (I have absolutely no idea why our marriage...

Don’t press apples on a descending moon

The seasons are all wildly ahead of themselves this year. We had a gloriously warm April, May and June, a pretty mixed July and August, and September feels almost autumnal. Consequently, the apples...

Garden nosiness

I am rather nosy when it comes to other people’s gardens. I love peering over their fences to see what they are growing, and comparing their crops to mine. There is a man in the centre of the...

The fruits of our labours

It’s that time of year. Everything is starting, and from nothing at all we are suddenly bubbling over with things to bring into the kitchen. The asparagus, as always, started us off, but we...

Record sunshine in Brittany

Spring temperature records were broken last week in Brittany. The temperature hit 26 degrees. It was very unusual for this time of the year. I had a lot to catch up in the garden so I thoroughly...