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Living in Brittany


Living in Brittany, Real Life Stories

Interested in living in Brittany? Here we have stories from people who have decided to settle in Brittany. Read about their experiences of living in Brittany.

Christ Church, Brittany

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Christ Church is primarily there for English speakers in France but all are welcome. Congregations meet for services on a weekly basis in Ploërmel, fortnightly in Rostrenen and monthly in Huelgoat. more...

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"I love photographing old buildings"

Beverley Middleton photographs France Scott & Bev MiddletonBeverley and Scott Middleton bought a holiday home in Brittany in 2005. Here, the couple tell us how after viewing 35 houses in 10 days, they fell in love with a property near Carhaix in central Brittany - a part of the world that also inspires Bev's passion for photography. more...

Need help integrating into the Breton community?

The Breton way of lifeThe AIKB (Association Intégration Kreiz Breizh) was founded five years ago by a group of people with a common interest, to help newcomers integrate into the Breton community. Today the AIKB has a membership of over 450 families and caters for many different needs. more...

Shopping in Brittany

Your guide to shops and shopping in Brittany Chic Troc, BrittanyDespite being generally very rural, Brittany has a wealth of excellent shops. From out-of-town malls, to quaint town centre boutiques, to farm shops and markets, you'll find everything you need in the region, even if it's British produce that you're missing... more...

Running a gite in Brittany

C’est ma vie Jill HarrisonJill Harrison runs a gîte business in Brittany. Having spent the past 10 years in France, she considers how life has changed since she left the UK behind for a farmhouse in France and offers an insight into what it takes to be in business. more...

Working from home in Brittany

Nicky WhenmanNicky Whenman moved from Essex to Malestroit in Brittany six years ago. Here, she tells FrenchEntrée why she chose to settle in the region and how she found a way to work from home so she could be there for her children. more...

Real Life in Brittany?

The truth to many of us, but we love it here...
A dream life in France?
Dream life in France?
Have you noticed it always appears that on the television programs relocation to other countries are only done either by people who have large incomes or those who are financially ... more...

The foundations of a new life in Brittany

Richard Myszka shares his experiences Building the foundations of a new life in BrittanyWhen I was preparing to emigrate to France I said to myself, 'I’ll give it six months, then if it didn't work out I’ll go back with no regrets... more...

House Blessing of 'The Well' at Landebia

Glyn and Maureen Dew hold a Celtic style house blessing ceremony House Blessing of The Well at LandebiaAfter renovating their French properties most British homeowners take pleasure in inviting their neighbours and friends, and even their builders, to a 'house-warming' party, with a feast of food and ... more...

Brittany airports

Aérodromes and airport services Brittany airportsAirports, aérodromes and airport services in Cotes D'Armor, Finistere, Ille et Vilaine and Morbihan

Animal Shelters in Brittany

Rescue centres for dogs, cats and other animals
Refuge SPA
Refuge SPA
If you are looking to adopt an animal, need to re-home one or need advice on a welfare issue please contact one of the following organisations. more...

ABC Du Résident

Helping people to integrate in Brittany The Association, ABC du Résident, was formed under the law of 1901 with the object of helping mainly British citizens wishing to take up residence in Morbihan, with all matters ... more...

The spice of life

Sarah Farrell's struggle to open a new shop Les Epices -  shop front
My story begins in early May 2004. "What do you fancy for dinner tonight?" "Thai green curry please" came the unanimous cry. Right, Thai green curry it is... more...

CPAM offices in Brittany

Local Sickness Insurance Offices CPAMAddresses and contact details for the main CPAM Offices in Finistere, Cotes D'Armor, Ille et Vilaine and Morbihan. more...

Brittany Police Stations

Addresses and telephone numbers PoliceContact details for police stations in Cotes D'Armor, Finistere, Ille et Vilaine and Morbihan more...

Expat Health Insurance in France

If you've moved to France, don't forget expat health insurance. Cigna have more than 30 years experience at providing global healthcare. Find out more.


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British Corner Shop

British Corner Shop
The online supermarket for expats, selling over 8,000 British products delivered to your door. Start shopping.

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