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Brittany Vacation Rental!

Brittany Vacation Rental!

It's that time of year again to start thinking about summer rentals! My house in Baden, in the Morbihan (southern Brittany), is available for most of the summer (and in fact, year-round if you're looking to get out of town another time!) Please email me at...

A Visit to La Salle

A Visit to La Salle

Two years ago, I wrote about a wonderful book called A Gift from Brittany, by Marjorie Price.  It’s the true story of a young American (Marjorie)’s life in the Morbihan, in southern Brittany, in the early 1960s. This is back when modernity had not yet reached these...

Update from the Trail

Update from the Trail

These last nearly two weeks, I've been working on my goal of hiking the entire coast of Brittany. This time, I'm making my way from Crozon to Lorient, finishing up the Finistère section of the GR34. I should arrive in Lorient this Sunday evening. That will leave just...

Prettiest Villages in Brittany

Prettiest Villages in Brittany

Thanks to Complete France for this list of 16 Traditional Villages in Brittany You Have to Visit. Île-de-Batz I still haven't seen all of them. I'm missing four: Bécherel (Ille-et-Vilaine), Pontrieux (Côtes d’Armor), La Roche-Derrien (Côtes d’Armor) and Pont-Croix...

Ria d’Etel Boat Trip

Ria d’Etel Boat Trip

In late May, I went on an excursion I'd be wanting to do for a long time, since the Ria d'Etel and the picturesque island village of Saint-Cado first won me over in May 2012. I took the 1 1/2 hour boat excursion from the town of Etel into the estuary. The tour starts...

The Best Central European Itinerary

The Best Central European Itinerary

I was working recently with my aunt and uncle to put together an itinerary for a "Best of Central Europe" tour. We wanted to avoid larger cities, but get a good variety of architecture, landscapes, cultures and cuisines. Çesky Krumlov, Czech Republic This itinerary...

Faster Trains to Western France!

Faster Trains to Western France!

There's great news for those (like me) who travel frequently to the west of France. Starting July 2nd, these train trips will be 1 hour shorter, if not more. This has been a massive project in the works for years, which includes new tracks and new trains. It will be...

Easter Weekend in the Dordogne

Easter Weekend in the Dordogne

It took me nearly 9 years to make it back to the Dordogne but for no good reason. I think it's one of the most beautiful regions of France and am eager to get back to explore further. Once the new high speed trains cut the Paris-Bordeaux route to a mere 2h04, it will...

Brasserie Lancelot

Brasserie Lancelot

This October, I made a little visit up to Le Roc-Saint-André in the northern part of the Morbihan department of Brittany to finally check out one of my favorite Breton breweries, Brasserie Lancelot. If you've spent time in Brittany, you may recognize some of their...

How To Get There

How To Get There

I recently discovered a great website in both French and English to assist with travel planning. France-Voyages.com offers, among other things, practical guides to all regions of France, and information on accommodations, restaurants and activities. You can search by...

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