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Places to visit

La Roche Bernard

La Roche Bernard is a pretty Brittany town in Morbihan on the banks of the river Vilaine. Picturesque, with a natural harbour, two superb bridges, shops and great restaurants. It is a Ville Gastronomique and Petite Cité de Caractère.

Find out more about La Roche Bernard

Driving in France

French Education

French Traditions

Gardening in France

Holiday Website Tips

Holiday Website Tips (6) – What your clients say is important!

As a french property owner you are constantly competing for bookings with other owners in your area. In times when demand outstrips supply you should all be able to co-exist happily, but the number of available rental units has been rising steadily and exchange rate fluctuations and economic crises are conspiring to dampen demand too. Internet searchers will usually look at a number of properties before choosing those to enquire about, so how do you increase the chances of your property being one of them?

Find out how to stand out from your competition by putting testimonials on your website

Food and Drink

The great tomato shortage saga

Martin and Nadine have travelled to France, leaving behind the current tomato and vegetable shortage in England.

Things are quite different in France and seem better. Or are they? Read on

Fresh quails’ eggs

As a British expat living in rural France, Rachel’s relationship with her neighbours is a very fruitful one, with frequent food gifts handed over

Read about the food presents Rachel gets from her neighbours

Kouign-amann vs Lardy cake

Kouign-amann is a beautiful, buttery, traditional Breton cake. During the current lockdown, unable to travel to Brittany, we have found an alternative: the British lardy cake.

Find out the difference between the two and decide which one appeals more to your taste buds!

Soup in the snow – the fête de la soupe in La Gacilly

Every year, La Gacilly (Morbihan) hosts the Fête de la soupe, and 2019 was its 13th edition. Gourmands can sample weird and wonderful soups for 4.50 euros a bowl, and even vote for their favourite.

Find out more about the popular Fête de la Soupe… you never know, you might want to take part next year!