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Stories and Tips Brittany

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Pancake land: food in Brittany

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 20 Mar, 2012

People often talk about ''French food'' as if it was a clearly defined thing, universal and pretty much the same across the whole country. And yet, although there are many similarities in the way the French people eat, there is a great variety in what…Read More

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At the end of the world: Pointe de Pen-Hir

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 22 Oct, 2011

The Crozon peninsula in western Finistere has three promontories – like three fingers sticking out into Iroise Sea. Cap de la Chevre is the southernmost cape, Pointe de Pen-Hir is the middle one and Pointe des Espagnols is the northernmost one. We start with Pointe…Read More

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Driving to the end of the world: Finistere

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 22 Oct, 2011

There must be something wildly romantic about a place called Finistere. I am not sure whether it's the name (I have a verging-on-obsessive penchant for end-of-the-world kind of places, and here is one which is actually called that!), the there-be-dragons feel, maybe even the eponymous…Read More

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Pontivy and the Rohan Castle

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 20 Oct, 2011

Pontivy is a small town in the central part of the Morbihan department of Brittany, sitting where the river Blavet and the Nantes – Brest Canal meet. It's a little place of a less than 15,000 people but to us it felt like a serious…Read More

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Written by kiminhalifax on 28 Oct, 2001

Dinan is located in the Cotes D’Armour region only a 20 minute drive from "The Corsair City" of Saint-Malo, a Ferry Port which has frequent crossings to and from the South Coast of England and the Channel Islands. Dinan is one of the finest of all…Read More

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C'est si bon!!! Part 2

Written by kiminhalifax on 28 Oct, 2001

Saturday, March 28, 1998 We take a little trip up the Emerald Coast of Brittany. It’s absolutely quaint. Many little coastal villages. We also found Fort la Latte, which is frequently used as a film set. There was a movie being filmed…Read More

C'est si bon!!! Part 1

Written by kiminhalifax on 28 Oct, 2001

FRANCE Saturday, March 21, 1998 Arrive in Paris, but we don’t believe it. Our entire time in Paris is spent underground on the subway and train system. We get a TGV (very fast speed) train to Rennes, transfer to another train to Dol de Bretagne.…Read More

C'est si bon!!! Part 3

Written by kiminhalifax on 28 Oct, 2001

Friday, April 3, 1998 Head off to Paris. We will be staying 2 nights at Hotel Stella (STELLA!!!), a 5-storey walk-up hotel in the Latin Quarter. Great location, but no heat (and it is still chilly at night), and no help dragging luggage up…Read More

French Toilets and Urinating au Nature

Written by redimp on 13 Aug, 2006

British travelers have considered the provision of public toilets in France to be a laughing matter for years. There are a small number of areas in which the British can feel superior….OK I can’t think of any at the moment....how about motorway service stations….anyway,…Read More

Saumur - wine and mushrooms

Written by kiminhalifax on 28 Oct, 2001

We visit Bouvet-Ladubay wine caves in the Loire Valley. I am not a wine drinker but the tasting after the tour changes my mind -- I am in love with a wine I will never be able to afford at home. The tour is good,…Read More

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