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...

Plestin, Lannion Band in BrittanyWe were married on May the 8th. In France this is a bank holiday to celebrate the end of WW2, so I have no excuse to forget.

12 of us played in the fanfare this year – which was ironic as Lannion only had 9. It’s going into decline rapidly since I quit in February, another sax player left and joined me at Perros, and the guys do nothing but moan about the new band conductor.

We had our annual visit to the accountant this week, and were surprised as the old boss has retired and we had a meeting with 2 women. I was feeling a bit chauvinist, but I think they did a better job than the previous guy and were more helpful. In general France isn’t a very sympathetic place to do business – we all pay too much in social charges and the change of president will do little to alter things. I think the public gave the correct result, as Sarkozy was deeply unpopular and surprising for a politician unable to hide his nasty side. Still, I think Hollande’s presidency should speed up the inevitable euro crisis as the current policy of austerity is destabilizing all the “Med ” countries, and its a nonsense to pretend to have one policy for all the euro countries when they don’t have the same cultural  attitude to work and Germany is unwilling  (normal) to redistribute its wealth.

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