Archive for the ‘About Brittany’ Category

What is the difference between a renovation project, refurbishment project and a property in need of modernisation?

The answer is……… quite a lot! Click here to see definitions and a selection within an hour of Saint Malo. Article authored by Sarah Bishop Leggett agent, Cotes d’Armor

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BRITTANY – Meet Claire Murphy, a local Leggett Agent …

Born in the cold beauty of rural Northumberland and horse-mad from an early age I moved to France in 2004 to work in the export department of a large horsebox manufacturer. It was a complete change from life in the UK where I’d worked in a variety of jobs in the equine industry, competed and […]

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BRITTANY – Jardins Exotique de Roscoff

These beautiful exotic gardens at Roscoff were created in 1966 when the Department of Finistère purchased this rocky outcrop of 1.6 hectares and set about transforming it into a wonderful botanical garden, containing over 3,350 sub tropic plants from Australia, New Zealand as well as the Canary Island and South America. Open every day, the […]

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How well do you know your Brittany?

Brittany, France’s north westernmost region, is a hilly peninsula extending out toward the Atlantic Ocean. Its lengthy, rugged coastline is dotted with beach resorts such as chic Dinard and walled Saint-Malo, built on rock in the English Channel. The Pink Granite Coast is famed for its unusual, blush-hued sand and rocks. Rennes, the capital of […]

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Brittany – Hearing from an expert in the field …

I spoke recently with Lisa Greene, who is a highly experienced Leggett Agent and Regional Sales Coordinator, living with her family here in Brittany. Lisa says; “Brittany is simply a wonderful region, where you’ll meet some of the friendliest people on the planet. Take a look at the outline of Brittany on a map and […]

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BRITTANY – The Brittany coast runs for more than 700 miles …

The Brittany coast is much loved for its attractive mix of white sandy beaches and rocky coves making it perfect for swimming, gathering muscles in amongst the rocks and walking along the water’s edge. There are also several small islands off the coast, if you can get the transport out to them, they are worth […]

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About Brittany

Welcome to Brittany – no  longer a kingdom, no longer a duchy, but still proud and beautiful. Brittany, the most westerly of France’s 22 mainland regions, occupies a large peninsula between the English Channel to the north and the Bay of Biscay to the south. Divided into four departments, it has a long, rich history […]

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14th July

You may know it as Bastille Day as it is referred to around the world, but in France it is known as La ‘Fête Nationale’ and here in Brittany, I never hear anyone called it anything other than  ‘le quatorze juillet’.  It commemorates the storming of the Bastille fortress-prison during the French Revolution and the […]

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Brittany village “best in France”

Ploumanac’h voted as France’s favourite village Watch this video and try and tell us you don’t agree! The village of Ploumanac’h in Brittany, has been ranked as the best village in the entire country, at least according to the viewers of “Village préféré des Français” on TV channel France 2. The isolated coastal village, which […]

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