Category Archives: Local Attractions

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

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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

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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

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Pors Peron a beach to get away from it all.

We decided on hot May Day to go and explore a beach that we hadn’t 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

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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

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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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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

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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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The River Douffine

A short walk down the track from our property is the river Douffine. Twice every day this provides a place to exercise an enthusiastic young Springer Spaniel. We walk down through the oak to a plantation of pine running along … 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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