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 →

From the depths…

A late Easter meant we were treated to some lovely weather last week, so we took a break from renovations and headed over to Trégnanton to check out for ourselves what the excitement was all about... Originally part of the Nantes-Brest canal, Lac de Guerlédan was created in 1930 by building a dam and flooding... Continue Reading →

Lac de Guerlédan 2015

During the summer months Beau Rivage on the shores of Lac de Guerlédan becomes a beach resort packed with locals and holidaymakers enjoying a vast range of leisure activities from sunbathing on golden sands to waterskiing, pleasure boats and the inescapable pedalos. Not so in 2015 when the lake has been drained for the season... Continue Reading →

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