Quiberon doesn’t float my boat.

Quiberon is a coastal town that sits at the end of a long peninsula on the south coast of Brittany. The reason I am not overly keen on it is the fact that it is a very touristy town.  There are about 22 hotels in Quiberon plus other types of accommodation. I prefer the unspoiled…

Pointe de Pen Hir . . . the merchant navy and climbing

This was the destination of our first trip from our cottage at Kerverou. We reached the coast of Brittany and the views were spectacular.  This particular part of the coast had been heavily bombarded during WW II and you can still see the bomb craters alongside the fortifications on the headland. This area was the…

Randonnées and the Nantes Brest Canal

When we are on holiday we tend to prefer the countryside rather than the cities. Obviously there are exceptions but for the majority of our stay in France we remained in the countryside. We were very fortunate to be staying close to the Nantes-Brest Canal and this provided some wonderful opportunities for walks. Sections of…

Kervero or Kerverou depending on your dialect

We were going to be in Brittany for five weeks followed by a few days in Normandy. Our home in Brittany was a cottage at a place called Kervero. The nearest village to the cottage was Mellionnec. Our cottage was the end cottage in a row of three. The cottage had a large living/dining room…