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...

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...

La Brière

A 5 minute drive from La Roche Bernard takes you to the Parc Naturel Régional de La Brière. The park includes the largest wetland area in France outside of the Camargue. It covers around 100,000 acres. Its establishment in 1970 aimed to  protect the cultural and...

It’s been a particularly cold period across France, and we hope that you are all keeping safe and warm. Our own recent trip to France was curtailed due to the weather – we were due to come back to the UK late tonight, but decided to bring it forward by 2 days to avoid the worst of the forecast Brittany and Normandy snow and ice.

Well done Brittany Ferries

I was surprised to get a response from Brittany Ferries when I complained about them on Twitter. This should be a normal PR activity for all businesses though.

Find out how Brittany Ferries dealt with my issue on Twitter and why this it could be an important lesson for your business too

10 reasons to have your own holiday property website

Do you need a personal website to market your holiday rental property or are holiday rental listing sites good enough to deliver the return you need for your money? Here’s a slightly updated article that I wrote a year or so ago, but which I think is relevant still.

My 10 reasons for having your own website to market your holiday rental property

Recent Posts : Tartiflette – perfect for Sunday lunch if it’s cold outside.

Tartiflette is a French dish from the Haute Savoie region of France, made with potatoes, reblochon cheese, cream, and lardons. It is not for the faint hearted, nor those on a diet, but is very popular in French ski resorts.

Learn more about the origins and ingredients in a Tartiflette

Recent Posts : What do you dunk?

Nicola’s stomach can just about cope with watching her children dunking their breakfast bread into their milk, then pouring their cereal into the milk and finally drinking the milk. This dunking habit is firmly ingrained into the French culture, and it’s not just bread that is dunked…

Find out what else the French dunk in their coffee

Recent Posts : Goodbye Serge

Simon had really busy weekend attending a funeral with the Tempo fanfare band and then playing Verdi in Penvanen.

Read about the enterrement for Serge and his falling out with the new band leader

Recent Posts : Bistrot Les Tontons is now quoted in the reputed French restaurant guide ‘Petit Futé’

It has been an exciting six months since Bistrot Les Tontons opened in Place Saint Pierre, Saumur and today is no exception… as we can announce our bar à vin now joins other respected places to eat in the reputed restaurant guide ‘Petit Futé’.

Take a look at what Le Petit Futé says about Bar à vin in Saumur

Recent Posts : Galette des Rois, slightly warm puff pastry and frangipane, impossible to resist.

The long-standing January tradition of Galette des Rois and the search for the ‘feve’ is popular all over France.

Learn more about the Galette des Rois tradition

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