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...


Classical Music Concert – Chateau du Val, Saint-Just 35550 on Saturday 5th May 2012

Come and listen to talented Chinese pianist Eileen Huang at a magnificent Chateau in Brittany before she embarks on her “Piano on Silk Road” adventure.

Enjoy an evening of piano music against the backdrop of a private Brittany chateau


Immense and indestructible, or polished and clever? St Nazaire or Nantes in France?

Nicola was so impressed on her recent visit to the submarine pens and town of St Nazaire, that she has gone back for another look, following it up with a visit to the modern exhibition of Machines de L’Ile in Nantes.

Take another look at the World War 2 submarine pens in St Nazaire, and at the majestic heron, part of Machines de L’Ile exhibition in Nantes


St Nazaire Tourism – Submarine Pens and Shipbuilding Tours

The French coastal town has a big World War 2 history – it was the Atlantic base for German U-Boats and was often the subject of allied bombing raids. Today it is a major shipbuilding town.

Visit St Nazaire, the submarine pens and L’Escal’ Atlantic

France Fines Google for offering Free Maps

I have just read an article about a law suit brought by Bottin Cartographes in France against Google. Bottin Cartographes claim, and the French court agrees, that Google has been anti-competitive by offering it’s Google Maps API service free of charge, and that this is not competitive with it’s own business mapping service.

Read my views on why competing in the same marketplace as Google could be good for business

Local markets in FranceIs there a good market near you?

Tell us about your local Brittany or Pays de la Loire market. Where is it, when is it, what’s good about it.

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Add your local market, tell us where it is and when it happens

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