Bretagne = Brittany
The expression trop beau, trop tot (too nice, too early) is a popular expression in Brittany. You never know exactly what the weather will hold, and you may just have 4 different days in one. Weather is probably one of the biggest forces driving people to the south of France (where I’m headed this coming week) rather than north. Yet, the risk of weather is totally worth the escape to Brittany (despite a few brisk days, we got lucky). Never have I seen such amazing skies and clouds, beautiful views, and the ever refreshing complete lack of tourists. I stayed in what felt like a castle for the past week, not far from Saint Malo, with a quick trip to Dinan (a medieval feeling town) and Dinard (beautiful beaches). Brittany is also wonderful because it’s the land of the stripped shirt, which feels oh so French!
Lots more pictures HERE!
July 24, 2010 at 7:06 pm //
Yes, the Breton fisherman’s shirt that Coco Chanel made chic! I love it! And I heard that Dinan is fab. Never been there but wish I had…I will go check out more of your pics now!
July 24, 2010 at 7:28 pm //
The colors are amazing, guess need to put it on our to do list! Thanks for the post.
July 25, 2010 at 4:32 am //
Hi Anne !
I’m heading to France in January for a month next year and want to travel all around it. Do you have any good routes I can take to soak up as much as I can of the country ?
Lost In Cheeseland
July 25, 2010 at 1:01 pm //
So beautiful, gray skies and capricious weather and all!
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July 26, 2010 at 9:56 am //
Nice blog with beautiful pics…
Letter Paper Flower
July 27, 2010 at 2:10 am //
Looks stunning! Added to my list for exploring in France next time I make it over there! Especially love the striped umbrellas.
July 27, 2010 at 9:24 am //
Only the true Breton’s can swim in that ocean in the summer. I’ve tried…and yowch!!
PS: In Brittany do try to find a restaurant or traiteur that makes Kig ha farz, which is pretty wonderful
July 27, 2010 at 10:22 am //
this is so beautiful!
Laura [What I Like]
July 27, 2010 at 5:19 pm //
How absolutely breathtaking! Those clouds are just incredible, and my god, the beaches, the beaches! What an excellent choice you made to head north.
July 28, 2010 at 2:05 pm //
I can’t wait for my trip to Europe next summer! Keep posting!
July 29, 2010 at 2:02 am //
so beautiful…brings back so many memories! thank u!