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: Music in France

Goodbye Serge

I had really busy weekend, attending an “enterrement” with the Tempo fanfare band for Serge, one of the original members who played tenor sax. His wife had recently died and he had been depressed...

Unrequited love

I have two practices on a Monday evening: the first is with Lannion’s “L’Harmonie”, then the jazz fanfare from 8.30-10pm. “L’Harmonie” has a baby practice from...

The summer in autumn

This year, we have had an amazing autumn, with probably the best weather of the year. In fact, I went in the sea more times in September than the rest of the year, and even swam in the pool as late...