Gardens of Broceliande
Gardens of Broceliande

I really can’t believe that we are only just out of March. The weather is glorious… hope that we are in for a scorching summer.

Yesterday we visited the Gardens of Brocéliande. These large gardens are near Rennes, about 20 minutes drive, and contain specialised plant collections such as the French national iris collection. In addition, there’s a variety of landscapes to explore, all with their own specialised plants. The plants are well tended and are labeled up so you know what you’re looking at. There are also a lot of gardeners at work who are more than happy to chat to you about the plants.

Barefoot walk in the gardens of Broceliande
Barefoot walk - Gardens of Broceliande

Our children love the barefoot walk, which, as it says is a walk for about 20 minutes without shoes on. The walk is designed to ‘wake up your sense of touch’ and you will walk over a 100 different surfaces. Really good fun.

This year they have also added a ‘Blindfolded walk’ where you walk around a circuit wearing, surprisingly a blindfold! Excellent fun.

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Nicola moved to France in April 2002 with husband Mark and daughter Iona. Joe, their son, was born in France, in 2003.<br/><br/>The main reasons for Nicola and Mark moving to rural Brittany were to escape the fast pace of London life and to experience a simple, yet very fulfilling lifestyle.<br/><br/>They have seven gites in Southern Brittany sleeping two, four, six and eight people. Prices from 150 Pounds per week. All have UK TV, dishwashers, washing machines and comfy sofas. Their location is makes them a perfect base from which to get out and about to visit the local mediaeval towns, great restaurants and the nearby stunning sandy coast.

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  1. […] looking for other places to visit in this part of Brittany you might also be interested in the Gardens of Broceliande, the submarine pens at St Nazaire,  or La Gacilly (the home of the Yves Rocher company). […]

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