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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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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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Brittany Photo Competition 2014

Thank you to the many people who entered our photo competition. We had lots of delightful entries showing us places, people and events from around the region, all reasons why you love Brittany so much. The winning photo was the one below showing mussel harvesting in La Baie de l’Arguenon taken by Sue Davis who […]

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Fetes des Boudins de Tante Thurine

I have no idea who aunt Thurin was but she obviously made a great pudding! This is an annual event held on the last Sunday in July in village of Le Roc St Andre. Organised at the local sports ground, by the local sports club “the Squirrels”. It usually ‘kicks off’ with a parade which […]

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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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Le Printemps des Sonneurs May 2012

May 19th in Brest!  It’s never really springtime until Le Printemps des Sonneurs has sounded in Brest’s centre-ville! This traditional celebration of Celtic music fills the air with folk melodies by Breton groups including Kevrenn Sant-Mark. For more information, visit the Brest website

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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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