A lunar calendar to improve my gardening skills

Does the lunar calendar work for planting fruit, vegetables, flowers, for sowing seeds, or for simply gardening? What is the Calendrier Lunaire? Read on.

Exporting a UK-bought LHD car to France

Is it possible or indeed practical to buy a LHD car in the UK, originally registered in Poland, and then import it to France? Are there guidelines to be followed?

Driving in France

In recent years, travelling across to the continent and driving in France has become increasingly easy for Brits, but there are laws and regulations to bear in mind while driving abroad.

Mushroom picking in France

In France, mushroom picking, or “la cueillette des champignons”, is practically a national sport during the Autumn season. However, there are guidelines to follow before wandering through the woods.

Pineau … or Pinot? Do you know the difference?

Pineau is a delicious alcoholic drink which comes from the Charentes region of France. It is a fortified wine made from 3 parts grape juice and 1 part Cognac and, like many great delicacies, was discovered by mistake.

Find out all about Pineau des Charentes

Le Chèvrefeuille

Our holiday rental gite, Le Chèvrefeuille (Honeysuckle), is situated in the lovely Don Valley, close to Guémené Penfao in the department of Loire-Atlantique and offers a great holiday property location for exploring.

Fully-equipped french gite for holiday rental in the pays de la LoireAlthough in the Pays de la Loire region, Guémené-Penfao is close to the border with Brittany. We are less than an hour from the nearest beaches (including the famous resort at La Baule) and Nantes, Rennes and the Muscadet vineyards around Ancenis.

The gite sleeps 4 adults, has an open-plan living room with a log burner, fully equipped kitchen, plus 2 ensuite bedrooms, one with double bed and the other with 2 single beds.

Rural Gite to let in France near Redon in the Pays de la LoireOutside, our guests have use of a private patio area and shared use of our lovely garden where they can enjoy a peaceful barbeque and a lovely bottle of local wine.

Our gite is pet-friendly and is a non-smoking property, and we may be able to offer discounted ferry crossings for our guests (please ask us). Guests can connect their laptops to the internet via our unlimited ADSL access (not Wi-Fi).

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