• Roadtrip through Brittany

    Bretagne – a roadtrip through France’s far west

    When arriving years ago in France, some utterly kind and beloved people took me on a little road trip through Normandy and Brittany. (or Bretagne in french, not to confound with Great Britain, same roots but on the other site of the channel). In less than 48h we visited Mont St. Michel, Saint Maló, and Cap Frehel. I am still stunned about the amount of kilometres we drove in such a short time but even more about the beauty I’ve seen. Ever since I dreamt of returning to Bretagne. 10 years later it was finally happening: We took a 2 weeks family road trip through Bretagne, once around 🙂 We spent the first…

  • St. Jacut – Coup de Coeur

    This year, summer had a rough start but a very gentle final, with mild days and much sunshine but since a few days autumn sends out his rays and days are getting chill and short. While tugging in with tea and a book that I wanted to read since months, I reminisce about summer, our days in Bretagne and especially about one place that we left with the sweetest memories and the certainty that we’ll come back; St. Jacut de la Mer – our Coup de Coeur. It was a fluke to find this peaceful place on earth. Browsing Airbnbs within the area, we stumbled upon a little fishermen’s apartment  in…

  • Port Musée – Douarnenez

    When visiting Douarnenez in Bretagne you will cross on one point the quite high Pont Neuf and inevitably notice hundreds of sailing boats laying lazily left and right down in Port Rhu, one of the 3 harbors of Douarnenez. It´s known for it´s boat cemetery (you will undoubted see wrecks here and there) and the outdoor section of Port Musée. The fishing vessels that are belonging to the museum are up to 100 years old and can be completely explored, even the engine rooms are free for public. The kids had of course a lot of fun; especially our little one couldn’t almost believe that he really could go on a…