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A Night on Belle-Île-en-Mer

A Night on Belle-Île-en-Mer

Belle-Île-en-Mer lies 14 kilometers from Quiberon, off the coast of the Morbihan, and  at approximately 17 kilometers by 9 kilometers, it is the largest island of Brittany's islands. Belle-Île, as it's called for short, has only about 5,000 year-round residents, but...

Escape to Île de Groix, Brittany

Escape to Île de Groix, Brittany

I thought that with all this wintery weather, a flashback to my day on Île de Groix this past summer would be an encouraging topic for this week's post. Île de Groix is an island not far off the coast of Lorient, on the western end of Brittany's Morbihan department....

The Greek Islands: Naxos

The Greek Islands: Naxos

Earlier this week, I shared my thoughts on a recent trip to the island of Hydra, in Greece's Saronic Islands. We spent the second half of our Greece trip on the island of Naxos, in the Cyclades. It turned out to be the perfect combination of two islands with two very...

The Greek Islands: Hydra

The Greek Islands: Hydra

In late August, I traveled with my family to Greece. It was my first visit since 1999, when I spent two weeks in Athens, the Peloponnese, Santorini, Ios and the mainland, including the Pelion Peninsula, Mt. Olympus, Meteora and Zagorohoria in the northwestern region...

Hiking in Brittany: Île d’Arz

Hiking in Brittany: Île d’Arz

As promised, over the next two months I will post a series of ideas for day hikes in Brittany's southern department, the Morbihan. The hike on Île d'Arz, described below, is the perfect complement to the hike I described in my post of late July on Île-aux-Moines. Île...

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