Dinan has a river port on the Rance River running inland from St Malo the port has many restaurants along the quayside, together with a fantastic boulangerie where you can buy the local Kouign-amann (a sticky breton bun, that they once made as the technical challenge on the [...]
Fraise is a gite for 6 people in three bedrooms, it is also adapted for people with reduced mobility. There is a kitchen/breakfast room and a large living room with exposed beams and stone walls. There is a downstairs double bedroom with ensuite shower, wetroom and toilet. Upstairs [...]
Have you ever bought green-top milk in a French supermarket thinking that it was semi-skimmed? Lait Ribot is either green or gold topped (semi-skimmed is blue) it is a breton speciality fermented milk. I have had people in the gites tell me that they would not return to [...]
Eating a galette des rois is a French tradition which lasts all of the month of January You can buy Galettes des rois at the boulangerie or at the supermarket, but it is really easy and to make yourself. Two discs of puff pastry with a rich frangipane [...]
Progress report Part of the renovation involved removing the 70's polystyrene tiles from the ceiling and then sandblasting the beams and boards to bring it back to the original wood. A great improvement, I think !
Betineuc Lake, Evran This beautiful lake is only 5 minutes drive from the gites and offers a 3km circular walk with fitness trail, man-made beach, play park and boating area. In the summer there is a refreshments café.