Archive for the ‘Tourism’ Category

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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Ryanair announces more flights to Dinard – Leeds/Bradford join the established routes to East Midlands and Stansted

From March 2012, Ryanair have added flights from Dinard (Pleurtuit) Brittany to  Leeds/Bradford. Ryainair already has regular flights between both Stansted & East Midlands and Dinard. Check out the amazingly inexpensive flight details at Ryanair

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Brittany has plenty of sporting fun to offer

Get your skates on and cruise over the ramps and other slopes in Brittany’s various parks for rollers or skatebaords. For indoor fun, head for the ice-skating rink. Put on your skates and enjoy a special afternoon or evening out. A good time is to be had among friends with laughter and a few falls! […]

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Big Cats in Brittany

Four lion cubs were born recently at the Pont-Scorff Zoo in Morbihan. Mum, Sweleka, age 10 and weighing 150 kg, is coping very well. Dad, Indaba, also 10 and 210 kg, was not present for the birth, but he is attentive to what happens in the nursery and is already adopting a protective attitude. This […]

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Mathurin Méheut (1882-1958)

Mathurin Méheut (1882-1958) Our pretty local market town of Lamballe is home to the Mathurin Méheut Museum. This renowned local artist was born in the town and eventually studied in Rennes before working in Paris and across the globe. Wherever he travelled, he never forgot his native Brittany which was always a primary source of […]

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Coiffes – tradition Breton headdress

Coiffes, or lace bonnets, were worn by women across France in centuries past, but in the Pays Bigouden in southwest Brittany, the coiffes grew to exceptional proportions and certain Bigoudènes proudly continued to don their striking headdresses into the new millennium. A pretty story says these coiffes grew so tall in angry response to the […]

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Brittany Ferries

Take the relaxed route into Brittany – drive to either Portsmouth or Plymouth and then relax on board! Onboard facilities include comfortable lounge areas, internet access and a wide range of bars and restaurants. You will also find cinemas, children’s entertainment and disco clubs onboard some vessels. All this means you will never be bored […]

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Flying – easy and cheap way into Brittany….

Ryanair : – Hate them or love them? Personally I love them! Having flown with Ryanair many times I have no complaints. Yes they charge for baggage, and a hefty price for excess baggage, they are expensive if you want to change your booking BUT the conditions are clear and I say, if you don’t […]

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