Quimper Cornouaille, ville capitale

Our closest city, one that we never tire of visiting, Quimper is the cultural and administrative capital of Finistère.  It derives its name from kemper, the Breton word for confluent as the rivers Steir and Odet meet here and flow gently out to the ocean at nearby Bénodet. These rivers wend their way through the... Continue Reading →

A seaside stroll in Morbihan

Having decided it was definitely time to walk off the excesses of the seasonal celebrations we headed down to the Morbihan coast of southern Brittany on a chilly winter's morning. Parked the car near Le Fort Bloqué at Guidel and took the scenic route across beautiful deserted sandy beaches, past the (busy) surfing school and... Continue Reading →

Bon-Repos

Each Sunday morning during the summer months there is a small market on the banks of the Nantes-Brest Canal in the shadow of the Abbaye de Bon-Repos that sells local wares and delicious foodstuff.  It's a perfect location for a lunchtime picnic or bite to eat in one of the busy little cafés. The walk... Continue Reading →

Etang du Korong

The vast lake at Glomel is an inland paradise for all manner of wildlife and has a lovely sandy beach from where you can hire canoes and sailboats or simply enjoy dipping your toes! There are extensive fairly level trails around the lake, often peppered with local fishing enthusiasts, which provide the perfect landscape for... Continue Reading →

Lac de Guerlédan

Lac de Guerlédan the largest lake in Brittany, provided the perfect setting for an invigorating  hike last week, the gently rippling icy-blue water attesting to the seasonal wintry chill. We'd enjoyed a very different vista last year when the lake had been drained - see my previous article or gallery here There is some great... Continue Reading →

back at la vallée des saints

Last weekend was the official unveiling of 13 new sculptures at La Vallée des Saints and a very grande fête it turned out to be on a lovely sunny afternoon. There are now over 70 magnificent statues in the fields gazing out over the Breton countryside; each in excess of 3m high and weighing in... Continue Reading →

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