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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imagesCAG1SLT1 (190x120) France has always had a reputation for passion and romance, and we all think of French kissing as a passionate act from this country. But there hasn’t been a word in the French language to describe the act of French kissing…….until now!

The word, Galocher, pronounced ‘Ga-losh-ay,’ is the new word – literally meaning to ‘kiss with tongues’ and it will be included in the 2014 edition of Le Petit Robert dictionary, which hits the shops on 1 August. The word has been used in the UK for centuries and is believed to have been introduced by soldiers returning home from Europe, after World War I.

Laurence Laporte, of the Robert publishing house said,

“We always had many expressions to describe ‘French-kissing’, like ‘kissing at length in the mouth’, but it’s true, we’ve never had one single word”.

Well…they do now….ooh la la!

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