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Covid complications causing concerns

Martin and Nadine haven’t been to France since January, and Covid complications certainly are an issue and a constant worry. It seems sorting out a ferry crossing isn’t the only hurdle. Is it better to go or to cancel?

Requirements for driving in France – Breath Test Kits

On 1st July 2012, a law was introduced in France: all drivers had to carry a breath test kit in their car. Find out why and if or how that law was implemented. Read more about the driving requirements in France.

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. 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?

Swimming Pool at Chateau ValChateau du Val, and the converted 19th Century hunting lodge, is a great location for short breaks and holidays in Brittany. Tucked away in a secluded corner of the Ille-et-Vilaine department between Rennes and Redon, the Chateau also caters for weddings and other celebrations, as well as offering tailor-made rough shooting breaks.

The chateau has been refurbished, while still respecting the original layout of the rooms, and many of the original features were preserved, such as large open fireplaces, chandeliers, elegant salons, 9 bedrooms, an oak-panelled dining room, etc. There is also a resident house-keeper on site.

The Domaine du Val boasts a 300-acre private forest, a swimming pool (which can be covered when the weather is not so warm), and tennis court, whilst there are plenty of nearby activities to keep families very happy – such as canoeing, climbing, guided walks and clay pigeon shoots, not to mention the lovely Brittany beaches which are less than an hour away. If guests prefer enjoying a quieter activity, why not settle comfortably in the garden furniture on the terrace to read a book or simply enjoy the peace?


If you’re interested in a holiday in Brittany, then take a look at Chateau du Val.

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