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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.

07/02/2015 - 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!

26/07/2014 - Learn more...

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