Saturday, April 30, 2011

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By going to (link opposite) and buying an E-book about Brittany! Lots of titles available. Only 3€. There's a free one too.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

What a walk!

It's hard to imagine a more beautiful or more interesting walk than this one at any time, but in such amazing weather with nature at its finest, let's call it memorable! Much of the route was shady, in woodland or by the sweetly flowing Ellé where we had a welcome rest, and even the steep stone pilgrims' path to the Chapelle Ste-Barbe seemed a well-rewarded effort on such a perfect day. The jubé at the Chapelle St-Fiacre, one of the marvels of Brittany's rich religious heritage, is certainly worth more than a few kilometres of anyone's effort.
Thanks to all who came and contributed to the experience. On the dog front, Tex wins the new BWs 'Roughed up by greyhounds but still smiling' award. Thanks, Barry :-)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Le Faouet, Tuesday 26 April

Our next walk is this Tuesday at Le Faouet, leaving at 2pm from the market hall in the main square. It's an exceptionally beautiful and interesting walk, passing the Chapelles of Ste-Barbe and St-Fiacre (with its famous rood-screen) as well as following the river Ellé. There are two climbs, a steep one up from the town on an old pilgrims' path at the beginning, and a final long gradual rise back to the town at the end, but we'll take these slowly! Otherwise the walk is quite straightforward and extremely scenic, even more so than when this picture was taken. Look forward to seeing you there.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

More E-books!

More titles available from and there's a FREE Brittany Basics book to download.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Brittany E-books finally available!

Remarkable value Brittany E-books are now available on
These cover specifc topics or places in Brittany in depth, with lots of photos and suggestions for visits. Currently on offer are Megaliths, the Nantes-Brest Canal, Food and Drink, Walking in Brittany, History Essentials and Parish Closes. Those to come shortly include Rennes and Quimper town guides and the Monts d'Arrée. Many others planned. You can buy via PayPal without a Paypal account, cost £2.50 or 3€. All books are well-illustrated.
To get the flavour, download the FREE E-book Brittany Basics directly from the site. This gives a general overview of what Brittany has to offer. It can be used freely as a marketing tool by businesses and B&Bs. Links enable clients to buy specific topic books later.
Comments and suggestions for future titles welcome. Please send the link to anyone you think might be interested:

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Walking Meditation

Details of the Walking Meditation on May 24th are now on the website ( This will be held at the hamlet of Le Cloitre near Huelgoat, at the House of the Menhir du Cloitre.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sunny Rennes

We had a very enjoyable trip to Rennes, with good weather for exploring the medieval and neo-classical quarters. It really is an interesting and visual stunning city, although strangely quiet at this time of year when the 60,000 students are on holiday. Thanks to all who came and shared the experience.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Rennes visit - 10.30, Tuesday 12th April

We have a visit to Brittany's capital city Rennes next Tuesday (12th April). There will be a guided walk around the main places of interest in the morning, then free time for exploring, shopping, eating, drinking, etc. Rennes is a powerful blend of ancient and modern, with a lively street atmosphere, stunning architecture, great restaurants and plenty to see and do. There is a one-line metro system which can cut down walking between the sights. Recommendations and information will be provided on the day.
The meeting point (10.30am) is the café near the cathedral entrance. This is a short walk up the rue des Dames from the Tourist Office. Park north of the river (Place des Lices underground car-park is well signed on entering the city) or park and ride (metro) into the centre from one of the peripheral parking areas.