Thatched Cottage, Brittany

How to Find a Good Builder in Brittany

If you own property in Brittany, it is likely that you will undertake some building or renovation work on it at some point, and that you will need some advice or the help of a professional to get it right. From new builds to restorations, there are…

Where to Buy in France Now – Loudéac, Brittany

  Ready to make the move? The FrenchEntrée Property Services team reveal their top search areas – on and off the beaten track…   Loudéac, Brittany   This traditional, pretty market town lies at the heart of Brittany, in the campagne

Picturesque Saint-Gelven on the north side of the Lac de Guerlédan is a great place to relax, watched over by the ruins of the Abbaye Notre-Dame de Bon-Repos

Buying Hostspots – Lac de Guerlédan, Brittany

Ready to make the move? The FrenchEntrée Property Services team reveal their top search areas – on and off the beaten track… LAC DE GUERLÉDAN Brittany Home of crêpes, Fest-Noz and the pink granite coast, Brittany has long been a

Betting on Brittany

Kim and James Hoffmeister took a leap of faith when they moved their family to a pint sized town-house in rural Brittany. They tell FrenchEntrée why  they’re now living the dream…   FRENCHENTRÉE MAGAZINE: What brought you to France? KIM

Le Deran cottage in Morbihan, Brittany

Le Deran- Morbihan, Brittany

A Charming Thatched Holiday Cottage Le Deran is a beautiful thatched cottage near Guemene-sur-Scorff in Morbihan, Brittany. The cottage sleeps 8 people in 4 bedrooms and has a lovely enclosed garden and above ground swimming pool, making it the ideal

Brittany Property Guide

Buying a Home in Brittany

A Breton harbour scene at Saint-Brieuc on Brittany’s justly celebrated Côtes-d’Armor Annaliza Davis reveals why this idyllic area of France, which is a just a short hop across the Channel, is such a hit with overseas property buyers and visitors

Le Camus Gîtes in Brittany

Le Camus Gîtes in Brittany

Since 2006 we have been providing high quality self-catering accommodation in the four gites we renovated in two tiny hamlets in Cotes d’Armor. Enjoy the local markets, eat at auberges, watch the bird life, sketch the scenery, stroll along country

Charming Holiday Gites for Rent in Brittany

Since 2006 we have been providing high quality self-catering accommodation in the four gites we renovated in two tiny hamlets in Cotes d’Armor. Enjoy the local markets, eat at auberges, watch the bird life, sketch the scenery, stroll along country

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Authentic Manor House for sale in Brittany

For Sale – rare chance to buy an authentic Manor from the 18th century, situated in central Brittany, with over 3.5 hectares of land (including woodland and fields) €375,000 (Incl. agency fees). Main part over 3 levels, around 300sq: Downstairs:

Renovated Farmhouse for sale in Brittany

For Sale – Situated in beautiful Brittany countryside, an entirely renovated farmhouse in the Guéméné sur Scorff area  with 7759 m² of land – €170,400 (Incl. agency fees)   Ground Floor : Living room, dining room, fully fitted kitchen 1st

Creperie store in Brittany France

Brittany Vs Normandy

We assess the benefits of buying in two popular regions of France, kicking off with a real pair of northern heavyweights………….

Brittany's stunning views

A Walker’s Guide to Brittany

Brittany is extremely popular with walkers and hikers and has more walking trails than any other part of France. There is so much to discover from the stunning coastline and beautiful countryside to the many historic churches and picturesque towns

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A Property Guide to Brittany

Thinking of buying a property in Brittany? This article is an introductory guide to the region covering climate, landscape, attractions, access, property styles and prices.

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Far Breton, a sweet treat from Brittany

The Far Breton is a flan-based dessert originally from Brittany. Available in many versions, the Farz Forn remains the most well known, with additions like rum or plum liqueur.

The sea during winter in Brittany

Winter in Brittany

Brittany tends to get overlooked in the winter. It only has one mountain peak, which is the mysterious and magical Menez Hom, but at 381 metres it certainly isn’t the place for a ski resort. Think of Brittany in winter

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Kouign-aman: a buttery indulgence from Brittany

A traditional pastry from Douarnenez, Brittany, a Kouign-amann means butter cake and is made from risen dough, but using the same method as for flaky pastry… a little effort for a tasty reward.

Restoring a derelict house in Brittany

In August 2012 Jenny (a management consultant) and her partner John (a builder) moved to Huelgoat in Brittany, where they are currently converting a local property into their dream home. Here, they tell us the ups and downs of such a project.

What’s on in Brittany

Visit the region famous for its traditional dancing and the buttery goodness of its local cuisine and you’ll be spoiled for choice with foodie fairs and festivals keeping old customs alive.

Christ Church Brittany

Christ Church Brittany began, as many good things do, in a very small way back in 1999, in Ploërmel. Since then, Christ Church has grown and now has three worship centres: the original one in Ploërmel, a second at Rostrenen in central Brittany and a third in Huelgoat in Finistère.

Running a gite in Brittany

Jill 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.

How to Spend £100,000 in Brittany

If you have £100,000 to spend on a coastal property in France, what can you get for your money? FrenchEntrée Property Consultant Gaëlle Perreaux looks at the options in Brittany and the south of France

Working from home in Brittany

Nicky 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.

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A Guide to Brittany’s Departments

Each of Brittany’s departments is different, and each holds its own appeal for British buyers. Before deciding on where to concentrate your search, consider factors such as budget, the type …

Family friends: dog breeds from Brittany

The Brittany Spaniel is one of the descendents of the Chien d’Oysel, a breed trained in the Middle Ages for netting game birds. He is the product of the initially accidental nineteenth-century crossbreeding of Brittany farm dogs…

Childbirth in Brittany

Image not found.”I’ve done something really stupid”, Kate looked at me with tears in her eyes. “You’ve scratched one of my records haven’t you?” I was joking, but I knew in my heart what it was …

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Our House in Brittany

Jayne and I had been planning an exit strategy for a while! To escape the rat race, we planned to buy a boat and sail the world in very slow time…

Why the British Move to Brittany

“Dol-de-Bretagne”There are several reasons which immediately spring to mind: ease of access from the south coast English ports of Plymouth, Poole and Portsmouth; the climate…

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Brittany cider: a treat for all seasons

Breton ciders are a clear or cloudy beverage made from apples, with a fine foamy head and bubbles in the body of the liquid. Delicious summer and winter, and the perfect partner to a galette Bretonne.

Meet the FrenchEntrée Property Team

FrenchEntrée is not just one of the best online French property databases, there’s a dedicated team that can assist you throughout your search and can answer any question you might have about buying a property in France.

France’s Regions at a Glance

France is a vast and diverse country. All the different regions of France have different landscapes, property types, speciality food and character features.This is where your search begins… HAUTS-DE-FRANCE At the country’s northernmost tip, Hauts-de-France is the new region created

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The Property Scene in St-Antonin-Noble-Val

It’s a sultry summer lunchtime in southwest France and I’m happily tucking into perfectly cooked (à point, since you ask!) lamb chops on the riverside terrace at Le Festin de Babette, a popular spot in St Antonin-Noble-Val. It’s the picture

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Five Buy-to-let Picks by the Beach

Earlier this year, Pavillon Bleu unveiled France’s best beaches of 2019 – so we’ve combed the sands that made the list and picked out our top five hotspots for properties with rental potential. Antibes A bunch of beaches in Antibes