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...

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Descending moon or not, the apples have been pressed

The apples have been pressed and now have all our wine racks fully stacked with apple juice !! I need not have worried about the juice being too sweet…. it tastes very good… even better than last...

The man from the press said Yes

The man from the press said “Yes” !! This afternoon we convert two trailer-loads of apples into juice. What will it taste like this year? I always worry that we don’t get the ratio...

How long should apples be left to ripen for cider?

It has been a lovely day today. Bright blue sky and surprisingly warm. Perfect for a Sunday afternoon forest walk. The dog would have preferred to stay by the fire but she was levered, very...

Apples prevent sleep

3.00am feels like 6.00am. Get up. Why is it when you are trying so hard to sleep your brain is hyper active. Does it really matter EXACTLY how many apples we picked yesterday. At 2.00am, yes, my...

Apples, apples and yet more

By 8.30 it had stopped raining and I was on my way to an orchard with the trailer bumping quite happily behind me. I was the first to arrive (thankfully), so I managed to get the turn round (by...