Archive for the ‘Gereral Info’ Category

Auctions – a new route to market for motivated vendors

Launching at the France Show in January 2015 is a new ‘Property Auction’ an extra route to market for vendors who need to sell promptly and will entertain a sale under the normal asking price. Clearly this is a chance for some buyers to secure property ‘bargains’. It in no way replaces the normal property […]

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25th Anniversary – Dinard British Film Festival open from 8th – 12th October 2014

“5 films and 5 meetings over 5 days” This celebration of the 25th anniversary of the British film festival in Dinard provides the perfect opportunity to present major films that have contributed to the growing influence of contemporary British cinema. To mark this quarter century of the history of the event a classic film will […]

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LA RENTREE – TIME TO STOP PUTTING OFF THOSE TRICKY DECISIONS

Some advice from Jennie Poate, Regional Manager of Siddalls France As Summer visitors start to drift away and we get ‘our’ regions back to ourselves, thoughts turn to all those jobs that we have put off during the holidays. For those with children, late August/ early September is all about getting the list of books, […]

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European Property Awards – Leggett Immobilier Best Real Estate Agency – France

Leggett Immobilier Best Real Estate Agency – France   Winners of European Property Awards revealed in London’s Mayfair Europe’s finest developers, architects, interior designers and real estate agents gathered at The Park Lane Hotel in Mayfair, London on Friday (September 23rd) for the announcement of the winners of the hotly contested European Property Awards.  

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Sérent Terrasses Musicales

These concerts and musical events take place at various locations in Sérent every Saturday evening in July and August. They are organised by the local business community to help improve business in the town and to provide events for the locals and holiday makers. Each business hosts an event. The music, events and locations vary. […]

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23rd British Film Festival at Dinard 3rd – 7th October 2012

Since 1990 the Dinard British Film Festival and British film production have experienced a similar progression. While the number of films produced in the United Kingdom doubled during this period, the Festival has seen its reputation and attendance growing. The Dinard event has become – through extensive media coverage – a an important gateway for […]

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Le Pays de Conomor – The Abbey of Bon Repos Le Son et Lumiere de Bretagne : 3rd, 4th, 8th, 9th &10th August

As night falls on a few nights in summer, the Abbey of Bon Repos is transformed into an open air theatre for a magical spectacle tracing the history of Central Brittany. To tell the stories of the great events of this area, we have chosen certain paths to follow. The covered walkways of Liscuis, the […]

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Public Holidays in France 2012

Sunday 1 January New Year’s Day (Jour de l’An). Sunday 8 April Easter (Pâques). Monday 9 April Easter Monday (Lundi de Pâques). Tuesday 1 May Labour Day (Fête du Travail) Tuesday 8 May VE Day  (Fête de la Victoire 1945). Thursday 17 May Ascension Day (Ascension catholique). Sunday 27 May Whit Sunday (Pentecôte). Monday 28 […]

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Fresh eggs for breakfast!

Keeping a few chickens in the garden is a simple delight to enjoy when you settle in Brittany. So many properties have land and alongside your veggie patch, why not have a chicken run? If you haven’t kept them before, you’ll have a learning curve, but it’s not too steep. You will need some sort […]

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Le Mont Bel-Air et La Chapelle de Notre Dame du Mont-Carmel

This pretty chapel is located at the highest point of Côtes d’Armor, one of Brittany’s four departments. The altitude is 339 metres and the spot has a pleasant picnic area with far reaching views stretching to the Bay of Saint-Brieuc and Loudéac. The site was originally devoted to the cult of Bélénos, Celtic god of […]

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