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?

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.

Gardens of Broceliande

Gardens of Broceliande

I really can’t believe that we are only just out of March. The weather is glorious… hope that we are in for a scorching summer.

Yesterday we visited the Gardens of Brocéliande. These large gardens are near Rennes, about 20 minutes’ drive, and contain specialised plant collections such as the French national iris collection. In addition, there’s a variety of landscapes to explore, all with their own specialised plants. The plants are well tended and are labeled up so you know what you’re looking at. There are also a lot of gardeners at work who are more than happy to chat with you about the plants.

Barefoot walk in the gardens of Broceliande

Barefoot walk – Gardens of Broceliande

Our children love the barefoot walk, which, as it says is a walk for about 20 minutes without shoes on. The walk is designed to ‘wake up your sense of touch’ and you will walk over a 100 different surfaces. Really good fun.

This year they have also added a ‘Blindfolded walk’ where you walk around a circuit wearing, surprisingly a blindfold! Excellent fun.

Visitors can bring their own picnic to enjoy in specially dedicated covered picnic areas at the entrance to the gardens (picnics are not allowed within the gardens). For more substantial fare, there is also a restaurant called Le Pommeret, only 2kms away from the gardens.

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