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“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

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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, don’t relax on your speed awareness. It is … Continue reading

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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

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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

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“A view of the Bridge”

  All the time we have been travelling in this part of Finistere, and particularly since we have been living here, we have been following the construction of a bridge over the river Aulne between Le Faou and Crozon. The … Continue reading

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Walking in Brittany

When we first arrived to live in Brittany, we were having drinks with our new neighbours when I asked if there were plenty of places to walk in the area. It was a genuine question as I hadn’t by then … Continue reading

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Warning: I am going to cross the road

I was interested to read the other day that the French government has changed the law giving right of way to pedestrians to cross the road anywhere, unless within 50 metres from an authorised crossing point. I found this interesting from … Continue reading

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Hiring a car with no money or means of identificaton

We could have argued all day about who had locked the keys in the car boot, who had opened the boot only and not the main car doors, who forgot to check the keys weren’t in the boot before it … Continue reading

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Beware professional people bearing gifts from the east, west or any other direction.

Like everyone in the travel letting business a request for two weeks accommodation for two couples in March is a welcome sight. March not being a typically busy letting period as far as I am aware in Brittany and this … Continue reading

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