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Since the beginning of mankind, the sky has been the first tool used to gain knowledge, and Albert Einstein is said to have referred to astrology as the mother of science. Just as Chinese astrology can differ from ‘ours’ – that is, the astrology we are familiar with in Europe, with the 12 signs of the zodiac, which in fact comes from Egypt – Celtic astrology is also distinct. It starts from the idea that each person’s life broadly follows a sort of storyline which is set out in their solar birth story or ‘myth’, itself associated with one of the 36 constellations of Celtic astrology. Each of the 36 signs has a myth or legend, in which a person must become immersed in order to fulfil their destiny... Knowledge, thousands of years old, first birthed by the megalith makers and later taken up by Celts, exclusively passed on through word of mouth, by the Druids and the initiated few.

02/02/2016 - Learn more...
The langoustine, or Nephrops norvegicus, is a decapod crustacean, the only species in the genus Nephrops. As in French, it is sometimes known as ‘langoustine’ in English, but it will be more familiar to many in Britain as ‘scampi’. Other names for it are Norway lobster or Dublin Bay prawn, and whilst it looks like a shrimp, it is officially in the lobster family. Langoustine are found in the north-eastern Atlantic, from Iceland to southern Portugal, and in the North Sea. They are also present in the Mediterranean, particularly in the western Med. Langoustine is very popular in Brittany, and found in every seafood restaurant. The ‘capital’ of langoustine fishing is the area of Loctudy and Le Guilvinec, two neighbouring ports in Bigouden country, in the far southwest of Brittany. You can’t stay in Finistère (western Brittany) without tasting it, either in a restaurant or at home; fried, poached, grilled, flambéed, roasted or simply cooked, with a good homemade mayonnaise. Here is my recipe…


20/12/2015 - Learn more...
Locronan lies between Quimper and Douarnenez in the far south west corner of Brittany, and has been awarded the prestigious title ‘one of the most beautiful villages in France’! Quintessentially Breton in its architecture, Locronan is also home to the most famous religious procession in Brittany, the ‘Troménie’. The oldest granite dwellings are gathered around a wide paved square, with a well as a pretty centrepiece, and the Renaissance buildings surrounding the square bear testament to the town’s prosperity in that era from weaving linen and making canvas for sails. The village has also been the backdrop to numerous movies...

03/11/2015 - Learn more...
Welcome to the land of the ‘Rias’, the coastline around Moëlan sur Mer, Clohars Carnoët and Riec sur Belon. Here, between land, sea and river, the south coast of Finistère has a well kept secret to reveal… A series of little ports nestle along this stretch of the coast and are a delight to explore, whether by road, by boat or on foot by way of the coastal paths. Doëlan, Brigneau, Le Pouldu, Merrien, Bélon and Rosbras; each of these ports have their own character for visitors to discover. Their unique landscapes, although immortalised by the painters of the Pont-Aven School, are constantly being redrawn with the ever-changing light and nuances of colour. Typical of Brittany, ‘rias’ are coastal river valleys which are invaded by seawater. These estuaries are known as ‘abers’ in northern Brittany, and ‘avens’ or ‘rias’ in southern Brittany.

28/03/2015 - Learn more...
Concarneau’s ‘ville close’, or walled town, encircled by ramparts and dominated by a belfry, is a defining feature of France’s third most important fishing port. Within its historic streets of granite houses, there is even a museum dedicated to fishing. Installed in the former dockyard, the museum’s varied collections show how fishing has been central throughout Concarneau’s history. The museum continues outside, with several vessels in the water, including a trawler. Take a stroll along the ramparts for a lovely view over the town and its ports – the leisure marina, the fishing harbour, and the commercial port – as well as the bustling quaysides all around. Not to be missed is the big ‘Filets Bleus’ (Blue Nets) festival in mid-August, a traditional Breton cultural spectacle. This fortified island known as the ‘ville close’ was originally home to a community of fishermen, who fished in the bay. Next a priory was established by the monks of Landévennec Abbey. The first fortifications around the little island, then known as Conq, appeared in the 13th century. But the major construction took place in the 15th century and the town started to be referred to as Conq-Kerne, meaning ‘Bay of Cornouaille’ in the Breton language, and it quickly became one of the very first citadels in Brittany, a ducal city then a royal one.

28/02/2015 - Learn more...
Have you ever dreamt of living in a chocolate box pretty, stone built, thatched cottage? It would only have remained a dream in England, but in France….. well, we have three of them!
Whilst we were both busy at work in the materialistic rat-race that we’re in, in England we had talked about another dream of moving to France in later years, for an easier pace of life and potentially running a holiday cottage for some income. Redundancy struck early; following the repercussions of the 9/11 terrorist attack in America. We realised that this was giving us the opportunity to bring forward that dream, so we spent a number of months researching the implications of a move, how to move and importantly, where to move...Architecture, climate and ease of access to the U.K. both for potential clients to arrive and for us to return on family visits, resulted in us narrowing down the desired destination as Brittany, preferably Morbihan –with its positive micro-climate. We decided to rent a property for an initial 3 months, over the winter season, to see properties in the ‘worst’ season. We found a suitable cottage near Redon, where we could arrange phone and internet connectivity, on the Morbihan border. With accommodation and ferry tickets booked, we started organising property appointments with estate agents (immobiliers) ready to hit the ground running our first week in France.

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A real picture postcard view of Brittany, indeed debatably its most emblematic sight, the 70 metre high rocky headland of La Pointe du Raz dominates the coastline. The shape of the Ile de Sein, an island directly offshore, is visible on the horizon when the weather is fair, and the stretch of sea between the two is known as the Raz de Sein; dotted with rocks, it is feared by sailors. This point bears the brunt of many of a storm, and Trespassers’ Bay heading north towards the Pointe du Van headland is aptly named, as shipwrecks have been frequent in this area over the ages. La Pointe du Raz has a rare beauty when swept by tumultuous winds from the ocean, a spectacle showing nature’s wild side. Improvements have recently been made and it is now a protected site, with 800 metres to walk from the (paying) car park to reach the famous statue ‘La Vierge de Naufragés’ (Virgin of the Shipwrecked) and the semaphore station, which overlook the most westerly point in France.

17/01/2015 - Learn more...
The ‘Festival Interceltique’ in Lorient attracted crowds of 750,000 people in 2014, eclipsing the numbers drawn by Brittany’s other major festivals, the Vieilles Charrues and the Festival des Cornouailles, at 225,000 and 200,000 respectively. The duration of the festival – 11 days – certainly contributes to the significant number of festival-goers, with the port city of Lorient literally pulsating with Celtic music for the first half of August each year.... ‘Memory and dreams of the Celtic world’ was the catchphrase for the festival in 2014, and special honour and focus was given to Ireland, a country considered by all to be deeply linked to the Celtic spirit. The Celtic imagination lives in the legends, imagery and landscape of Ireland, but also resonates in its music as the festival’s musicians brilliantly demonstrated, sometimes accompanied by dancers.

02/12/2014 - Learn more...
Wild coastlines and majestic beaches, punctuated by picturesque ports and seaside resorts make Brittany the preferred choice for many visitors to France. Brittany enjoys a mild climate and its Atlantic waters are pleasantly warmed by the Gulf Stream, and there are many beautiful beaches for bathing as well as various aquatic sports on offer. Inland, a variety of landscapes awaits exploration: valleys, forests, moors and a network of rivers and canals. There is the opportunity to try a huge range of activities in Brittany: beach volleyball, squash, windsurfing, fishing, golf, horse-riding and mountain biking to name but a few. There are also museums, galleries, zoos and aquariums to visit, as well as nature reserves and parks. Festivals and events, often centred around music and dancing, are held throughout the year.

14/10/2014 - Learn more...
As one of our closest neighbours, France’s history is often inextricably linked with Britain’s and it can be particularly fascinating to discover the connections across a shared timeline. As a neighbour, we may sometimes think we have a clear picture of what France is and has to offer… but like our own country, all the different regions have their own distinctive flavour: local customs, gastronomic specialities and diverse landscapes. With so much to offer, Brittany draws first-time visitors to experience its unique blend of culture, fun and relaxation, and once smitten they are sure to return again and again!

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