France

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Take a Walk with the Family Through Quimper, Brittany

Most parents will be familiar with the challenge of getting children to willingly go on a walk. It’s much easier to say “we are going to explore such-and-such a place”. Our kids are not wise to this yet! On our Brittany holiday, hubby and I wanted to stretch our legs on the famously pretty Breton streets of Quimper. We picked a more cloudy day when the beach would be a bit too cool for swimming, programmed the Sat Nav, and off we went. The Breton Spirit of Quimper Quimper (pronounced “Kemper”) is the historic capital of Cournouaille (almost pronounced “Cornwall”). It’s strange to think that Cornwall and Brittany were once the same nation because only a few things give a hint of this now, such as these names. The food…

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Pic of the Week – Quimper Old Town

Pic of the Week – Quimper Old Town

This photo is a teaser of a blog post which I’m planning, about a walking tour of Quimper in Brittany. I hope you … View Post
Fontevraud Abbey in the Loire Valley – Restoration Pictured

Fontevraud Abbey in the Loire Valley – Restoration Pictured

  Living here in North Yorkshire I have a pretty fixed idea of what it is like to visit an abbey. We are spoiled … View Post
Taking Photos at Carnac Megaliths

Taking Photos at Carnac Megaliths

#28 in the Judging a Photograph Series .One of my favourite things about our self-drive trips to France has been the chance to stay in … View Post
Memories of a Total Eclipse of the Sun – A Travelogue Part 2

Memories of a Total Eclipse of the Sun – A Travelogue Part 2

Last week I announced that our family is travelling to see a total eclipse of the sun in the USA. On Monday 21st August 2017 … View Post