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Bar de Minazen

Review: Bar de Minazen

If there is only one thing you need to do on your holiday, it is to head down to the Ecluse (lock) de Minazen on the Blavet river.  It is one of those special places that you dream of finding on holiday - a sanctuary where the locals go!  A river beach on an island, a picturesque lock house and the rustic and tranquil Bar de Minezan.
15th October 2018/by Sue
Restaurant Saint Mathurin in Quistinic

Restaurant review: Le Saint Mathurin, Quistinic

Welcome to the delightfully friendly Caroline and Eric who run "Le Saint Mathurin" in our local village of Quistinic.  And if you are struggling with your French, Caroline also speaks English. Read on to find out what makes Le Saint Mathurin special ....
5th September 2018/by Sue
Restaurants_ Dimask, Quistinic

Restaurant Review: Dimask, Quistinic

Love at first sight! Dimask will become your go to place for anything foodie on your holidays. Open every day from 9h to 19h (excluding Wednesdays) you never need go hungry. Read our full review here ....
12th August 2018/by Sue
Pre-arrival Holiday Information Gites in Southern Brittany

Struggling to know what to bring on holiday?

Struggling to know what to bring on holiday? Don't worry. Our Pre-arrival Holiday Planner is provided two months before arrival to make your life simple ...
18th February 2018/by Sue
3 Reasons to visit Southern Brittany during the last week of August

3 Reasons to visit Southern Brittany during the last week of August

You may be restricted to the school holidays but choosing the right dates in August can make a huge difference to your holiday. The end of the August is one of the best school holiday times to visit Southern Brittany. It is the time we enjoy the most and there are good reasons why: ....
29th January 2018/by Sue
Restaurants_ Tour du Monde, Larmor-Plage 2

Restaurant Review: Tour du Monde, Larmor Plage

"Le Tour Du Monde" at the Port du Kernevel in Larmor-Plage is our go-to place for our fix of moules frites or fish & chips if we are in the vicinity of Lorient or the Lorient beaches.
4th January 2018/by Sue
Restaurants header Ty Val Bubry

Restaurant Review: Le Ty-Val, Bubry

Le Ty-Val is a firm favourite of our guests for a relaxing Saturday evening. You know that sort of place where you can just relax and unwind after a long journey? Not far to drive, no dressing up required (unless you want to!), the best pizza in the area and great for kids...
6th December 2017/by Sue

Living France feature article

We were absolutely delighted to be asked to provide a few quotes on living in Morbihan for Patricia Stoughton, who was writing a Destination feature for Living France, on our beautiful department of Morbihan. Patricia's article covers ...
7th December 2016/by Sue

Why visit La Gacilly Photo Festival 2016?

One picture is worth a thousand words - so what do 600 absolutely awe-inspiring photos say?
12th September 2016/by Sue
5 reasons to visit Paul Gauguins Pont -Aven

Pont-Aven : 5 good reasons to visit

Exploring the pretty mill town of Pont-Aven is a must-see for any holiday to Southern Brittany. Whilst Pont-Aven has become famous for Gauguin and the Pont-Aven school of painters, you don't have to be an artist lover to visit ...
23rd August 2016/by Sue
Shopping in Bubry

Shopping in Bubry

The nearest shopping town is Bubry, only a 8 minutes drive, with a large supermarket and other facilities. Click here for more information ...
25th January 2016/by Sue
YouTube Thumbnail Fuchsia Cottage 2016 renovation

2016 kitchen renovation Fuchsia Cottage

After the success of renovating the downstairs and kitchen in Wisteria Cottage last year, this winter was Fuchsia Cottage's turn. We've done a little video montage of the transformation. Hope you enjoy!
18th January 2016/by Sue
emergency contacts

Emergency Contacts

Click here for our new interactive emergency contact map and our revised emergency contact information.
10th January 2016/by Sue

A Taste of France: The crèpe

You can't come to Brittany without trying a crépe! It's like coming to England and not having a full English breakfast.
Brittany is home to the pancake. If you want to try making your own, this is my favourite recipe:
15th December 2015/by Sue
Fuchsia Cottage new kitchen design plan

Fuchsia Cottage 2015 winter renovations

Phew! Am I glad the dirty work is over!!

It's been slow but steady progress:
The lounge and kitchen have been gutted

A wall pulled down

The staircase enclosed ...
27th November 2015/by Sue
Anne D'Auray war memorial

Armistice Day

Time to reflect.

The Bretons suffered huge losses in WWI, with a casualty rate of 21.9% of conscripts, way above the French national average.
11th November 2015/by Sue

Christmas and New Year 2015

Two of the most delightful 16th century cottages in Brittany provide a warm welcome, comfortable surroundings and the crackle of a fire in the wood burning stove to snuggle up with ...
7th October 2015/by Sue
Restaurants_ Au Coin du Feu, Camors

Restaurant review: Au Coin du Feu

Why did we take so long to visit this restaurant? I really have no idea! It's perfectly situated on the road from Baud to Auray so ideal as a lunch or evening stopover before or after a day out. The building looked charming and beautifully restored and the grounds inviting.
7th October 2015/by Sue
10 Top Things To Do in Brittany Sept 2015

Top 10 Things To Do in Brittany – 19th & 20th Sept

This is probably one of the daftest things I have attempted. This weekend is the Journées du Patrimoine (Heritage Days) in France and together with all the other events in the department of Morbihan, I have to whittle over 550 events down to 10!! No apologies then...here it is:
16th September 2015/by Sue

5 Reasons to visit in September

1. The Weather! September generally has a gentle soft climate with some spells having lovely high temperatures over 25°C! We ...
12th September 2015/by Sue
Lanvaudan Terres Fertiles 2015 blog

Terres Fertiles Festival, Lanvaudan – Sept 2015

This strangely named music festival with a dancing cow as its logo (why not!) is held in the charming thatched village of Lanvaudan in the Breton countryside.
3rd September 2015/by Sue
Lac de Guerledan dam drained Well was it worth it blog

Well, was it worth it? – Lac de Guerlédan 2015

Back in June I queried whether it would be worthwhile to visit the Lake whilst it was empty. Now that we have gone, I'm pleased we went
26th August 2015/by Sue

To see or not to see? – The draining of the Lac de Guerlédan

Initially, we were very disappointed to hear that the Lac de Guerledan would be drained in 2015 for essential work to the dam wall.
1st June 2015/by Sue
Brittany Ferries discounts available

Brittany Ferries – Discounts available

30th May 2015/by Sue
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