Author Archives: Richard
“Today I am going to walk along the bottom of a Lake”, What’s your plan?
Sounds bizarre I know but a 10km hike along the bottom of a lake is exactly what is going through my mind. Walking along the old canal path submerged since the 1930’s, viewing the remains of the old locks and … Continue reading
Tromenie of Locronan
It only happens once every six years and I expect it only happens in 30 degree heat for one in six of those. You have to admire the resilience of all of the hundreds of people who took part in … Continue reading
Concarneau – Medeival town of character
This is a port on the South coast of finistere in Brittany. It has two distinct parts; a modern town and harbour, which holds daily fish markets and several general markets on the quay, and the medieval Ville Close in … Continue reading
Pont Aven – a place so good Brittany Ferries named one of their boats after it.
Following in the footsteps of Paul Gauguin the famous French Artist (admittedly about 120 years after him) we visited Pont Aven, just 40 miles South East of us in Finistere. Sitting on the River Aven at the limit of its … Continue reading
Pors Peron a beach to get away from it all.
We decided on hot May Day to go and explore a beach that we hadnt visited before. Pors Peron is a very small beach a few miles west of Dournanaez. To get to it we went out through the pretty … Continue reading
Planes, Planes and Planes. Three regional airports serving Brittany
Travel in Brittany is a totally different experience. Roads are well maintained with easy direct routes and no tolls. Traffic is not an issue and driving can be a pleasure. But beware, dont relax on your speed awareness. It is … Continue reading
Locronan: Breton Petite Cité de Caractère
One of the wonderful things about Brittany is the old houses you see in all of the towns and cities in the region. So many medieval buildings have remained that you are spoiled for choice when visiting. One of the … Continue reading
Coastal walk with an adventure if you want it.
North of Camaret sur Mer on the Crozon Penninsula is the Pointe des Espagnols. This is the Northern most point of the Roscanvel Peninsula. It gets its name from Spaniards who landed there in 1594. They were dislodged after several … Continue reading
Jus De Pomme
Below our Gites are two orchards owned by our neighbours Cathy and Herve. We have regularly sampled the products from them (Cider, Juice and Lambig which is similar to Calvados). We decided it was only fair that we would help … Continue reading
Guilvinec a port of many colours
One of the reasons for coming to Brittany was to be close to the sea and be able to pursue a fascination for all things nautical. A little while ago we went down to Le Guilvinec on the Southwest tip … Continue reading