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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Let the holidays begin

Iona and Joe have broken up from school. They now have 9 weeks of uninterrupted, well almost uninterrupted, play… During the holidays, French school children are expected to ensure that they have...

Half term fun..

Half Term is nearly upon us. School holidays must be a logistical nightmare for working parents. In France, the school holidays don’t pose any such problems. Yesterday, Iona bought home four...

French school holidays 2011

If you run a gite in France, you might be interested to know the French school holidays. Here they are: Zone A Zone B Zone C Winter/hiver 26/02/11-13/03/11 19/02/11-06/03/11 12/02/11-27/02/11 Spring...

What no entrée ?

I could tell there was a problem when I drove into the school car park. Seven or eight mothers all talking at once. A bad sign. I joined the group. Nathalie turned, ‘Did you know there hasn’t been...