8 reasons why you should visit Brittany

Hello all! We once again spent a big chunk of the school summer holidays in Brittany with my family. I have been going to Brittany for more than 30 years and the older I get the more I appreciate all the good things this area of France has to offer.

Brittany vibes

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It’s a pause – the summer holiday has kicked in!

Hi all!/Bonjour a tous!

I wasn’t able to post last week, too much to do with the end of the school year not to mention packing for the family for our long summer in France. I am intending to use a large part of the summer to fall in love with taking care of myself: mind, body, spirit.

 

I am sure I will burst at some point to share some of the beautiful sceneries I see here in Brittany (West of France) but at the present time, I hope you will excuse me but I might be a bit quiet on this blog.

Hope you all have a wonderful summer. I will be back!

 

Beautiful Brittany weather and that thirst/Un temps breton canon et cette soif!

🇬🇧 We have been so spoilt in Brittany over the last few weeks, the weather has been amazing. Those of you who know this part of the world know that even in summer sunshine is not always guaranteed several weeks in a row (and not even several days in a row;) but we have loved every minute of it.

🇫🇷 Nous avons été vraiment gâté ces dernières semaines en Bretagne avec une météo vraiment canon. Pour ceux qui connaissent bien la Bretagne, vous saurez que même en plein été la Bretagne est une région pleine de surprises et il n’est pas toujours facile de garantir plusieurs jours d’affilés de soleil éclatant encore moins sur plusieurs semaines. Toujours est-il que nous avons pleinement profité!

Plage de Dourveil

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Facing my fears: back on a horseback/ Affronter ses peurs et mon retour en selle

Domaine de Parial

🇬🇧 When I was a youngster, my parents offered me the chance to try horse riding. I still remember that very first lesson when I cried with fear holding the horse harness into the grounds and shouting ‘oho’ to the horse thinking it would stop moving right away. After those first few hard sessions, I started enjoying horse riding.

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Visit to one of the Breton paradises/Visite à un petit paradis breton

🇬🇧 There is in our part of Brittany a little gem I would like you to find out: it’s called the Glenan Archipelago and it’s one of my little paradises. Last time we visited it was way too long ago and L’homme and I decided to convince the whole family to head down there for the day.

🇫🇷 Il y a dans notre petit coin de Bretagne, un petit lieu unique dont il faut que je vous parle a tout prix: c’est l’archipel des Glénan et c’est l’un de mes petits paradis. La dernière fois que nous nous y étions rendus remontait déjà a plusieurs années  et l’Homme et moi avions très envie d’y retourner alors nous avons réussi a convaincre la famille d’en faire une journée de sortie tous ensemble.

Le Popoff a Concarneau

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My love affair for Breton tops/Mon amour fou pour les marinières!

🇬🇧 I have something I need to face: I am slightly obsessive with Breton stripes. No matter how many  Breton tops I have got, every time I shop I seem to be attracted to all things stripey. I seem to stock up every now and then.

collage breton stripes

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Christmas in Brittany (Western France)/Noel en Bretagne

Brittany in winter can be, like lots of places, a bit dull as nature is so bare. There is something about being by the sea though that makes it still a really nice refreshing destination.

We were lucky this Christmas to have good weather – considering all the floodings taking place in the UK – and super mild temperatures (we’re talking 15/16 degrees celsius!). We made the most of it and went for lots of nice walks by the seafront and on the beach.

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My boy getting lots of fresh air

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Kitesurfer in Brittany/ Kitesurfer en Bretagne

Brittany – West of France is a super beautiful and still quite wild place. This summer, I got a chance to see one of my old friends getting ready to kite surf. It was really fascinating to see how he prepared his gear and got on. He looked like he was flying over the waves, stunning! This pic was taken early afternoon as the wind was perking up at one of our favourite beaches.

Kitesurfing in Brittany