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...

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Faire la fête – Summer Fêtes in France

If you see a sign like this on the side of the road. Stop and ‘faire la fête!’… The French are very good at social events, they love them! Give the French a marquee, trestle tables, long...

Le Grand Prix Rétro at Le Puy Notre-Dame

Le Grand Prix Rétro returns to Le Puy Notre-Dame the weekend Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 July 2012. Have you been before? Are you planning to go this year? Leave us a comment below....

Le Mans 24 hour endurance race

THE 2010 LE MANS RACE The 78th Le Mans 24-hour race takes place 12th-13th June 2010 at the Circuit de la Sarthe. The race track is located near Le Mans in the Pays de la Loire. For the first time...