Pineau … or Pinot? Do you know the difference?

What is the difference between Pineau and Pinot? When I first met my wife's family in France, I had never heard of Pineau. When I did hear of it, I thought people were referring to Pinot – as in Pinot Grigio, which I love! But I did not realise there is a great...

Le golf en Bretagne et Pays de la Loire

La Bretagne et les Pays de la Loire sont bien connus pour leur excellent choix de superbes parcours de golf à la portée de tous les niveaux et de toutes les bourses. Nous vous présentons ici quelques parcours régionaux, en vous donnant un aperçu des équipements et...

La Rentrée des Classes.

La Rentrée des Classes is near The long Summer holidays are nearing the end in France and everyone is getting ready for "La Rentrée des Classes". Children have been on holiday since July 6th, enjoying (hopefully) 8 weeks of fun and games. Firstly, teachers will be...

La Roche Bernard

Introduction to La Roche-Bernard La Roche-Bernard is a small town in Southern Brittany. It is a very exciting place to visit for many reasons. The town is situated on the River Vilaine, and plays host to a myriad of small boats in its natural harbour. Two superb...

Local Activities

Whatever your interests, the Brittany / Pays de la Loire region of France certainly offers an incredible range of local activities. From walking to sailing or from playing golf to relaxing on one of the many glorious sandy beaches. Do you prefer a self-catering...

Category: House and Home

Ruins in France – what to do with them

A couple of weeks ago we finally purchased a small ruin, about 3 metre square, which has been slowly falling down over the last 50 years!! This small ruin is literally attached to our house but...

Time to enjoy ‘la belle vue’

Since moving to our home in Pouançay, Gérald and I had been wondering what to do with the space that had been semi created prior to our arrival. A lovely spot to the side of the house...

A trip to Ikea in Rennes

A couple of years ago Ikea opened in Rennes and it is proving to be a huge success. I’m sure that its success will however have an impact on the many second hand furniture shops and...