France Bed and Breakfasts

France Bed and Breakfast Directory
If you're looking for bed and breakfast accommodation in France our accommodation directory has all you need to find a suitable establishment at your chosen destination.

A taste of life in a real French household
A Bed and breakfast (or B&B, also spelled BnB) known in French as "Chambres d'hôte" is generally available on a nightly basis. Whether it is on a farm or ranging up to a chateau and some are in particularly charming locations. Your overnight accommodation will normally include breakfast and quite often the owner of the property will provide evening meals "table d'hôte".

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Saturday, February 08, 2014

World War 1

World War 1 from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918 making 2014 the centenary year since its start.
Allied forces : France, UK and Russia joined by Italy, Japan and US.
Central powers : Germany and Austria-Hungary joined by the Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria.
Belgium and Luxembourg remained neutral.

Battles of AISNE, Picardy, north France
Battles of MARNE,  along the Marne River near Paris
Battles of SOMME, Picardy, north France
Battles of VERDUN, Verdun-sur-Meuse, north-east France
Battles of YPRES, Flanders, west Belgium

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Brittany / Bretagne - France

Brittany / Bretagne is on the west coast of France. It has four departments : Cotes d'Armor, Ile-et-Vilaine, Finistere and Morbihan. The English Channel is to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the south. Famous for its oysters and shellfish as well as its pancakes and cider.

MONT ST MICHEL - on the border of Normandy and Brittany. A village with shops, hotels, chapels, leading up a narrow street and several steps to the abbey which has gothic / roman architecture and a gold statue of St Michel on the spire. Overnight accommodation available, possibly choose the renowned hotel and restaurant La Mere Poulard. Local speciality is lamb/mutton pre-sale (meat from sheep that have grazed on the nearby meadows) or why not try a delicious omelette.

RANCE ESTUARY - Very picturesque, near St-Malo and Dinard. Visit the medieval town of Dinan or further inland the medieval town of Vitre.

CANCALE, ERQUY, BINIC, PAIMPOL, TREGUIER - Coastal route (La Corniche) towards the pink granite coast of Tregastel and Perros Guirec before continuing on to BREST with its huge natural harbour.

QUIMPER - cobbled streets, timber-framed houses and ladies making and selling lace,
CONCARNEAU - fishing port with old walled town,
PONT AVEN - picturesque with restored water-mills and galleries,
just a few places to visit along the Finistere coast.

LORIENT - large town with fishing port (port de plaisance) in Morbihan. Annual International Celtic Festival takes place in August. Compagnie des Indes built its shipyards opposite PORT LOUIS.

QUIBERON - lively port and resort at the end of a narrow strip of land, sea on both sides. Cote Sauvage popular with surfers.

GULF OF MORBIHAN -  a stretch of sea between Port Navalo and Locmariaquer. Inlets and ports including medieval town of Vannes, cobbled streets/old port St Goustan at Auray. Megaliths, dolmens, menhirs and tumuli in this area.

CARNAC - Seaside resort famous for its standing stones (Menhirs).

JOSSELIN - Inland near the Nantes-Brest canal and River Oust, has an impressive chateau and is a petite cite de caractere.

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Thursday, February 06, 2014

Normandy / Normandie - France

Normandy / Normandie is in north-west France and this year 6 June 2014 is the 70th Anniversary of the D/Day Landings in World War 2. The invasion of Normandy, airborne troops and amphibious landing of Allied Infantry and Armoured Divisions.
Landing beaches :
SWORD - Colleville Plage, Lion-sur-Mer, and St-Aubin
JUNO - Bernieres and Courseulles
GOLD - Ver-sur-Mer and Asnelles
OMAHA - St-Laurent, Colleville and Vierville-sur-Mer
UTAH BEACH
The coastal route passes several memorials, museums and cemeteries.
ARROMANCHES has the remains of the Mulberry harbours and museum.
ST-MERE-EGLISE is the village where the parachute regiment landed.
PEGASUS BRIDGE has museum of Airborne landings.
CAEN has the large Memorial Museum.
BATTERIE-DU-LONGUES and POINTE DU HOC are part of the ATLANTIC WALL, the coastal fortifications built by the Germans.

BAYEUX was the first town to be liberated in 1944 and has World War 2 Memorial Museum. It is probably most famous for the tapestry/embroidery, but also has a ceramics/painting/lace museum and beautiful cathedral.

HONFLEUR is a picturesque fishing port with tall houses alongside the harbour, attracting lots of artists.
ROUEN is a medieval town, on the River Seine, with timbered houses, a fishing port and Gothic church. Place du Vieux Marche is where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake.
GIVERNEY Home of Claude Monet, an impressionist artist particularly famous for his water-lily paintings. Roam the lovely gardens or view the reproductions of his paintings on display.

Calvados regions Lisieux, Cambremert, Pont l'Eveque, Livarot are on the 'calvados (apple brandy), cider and cheese route'.

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Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Driving In France

PLEASE NOTE :
When driving in France it is compulsory to carry Visibility / Reflective Vests, a Warning Triangle and a Breathalyser Test in the car.

Lake Guerledan in Central Brittany, France

Lac de Guerledan is situated in the Cotes d'Armor region (22) of France, near the small town of Mur de Bretagne and the Nantes-Brest canal. It's one of Brittany's largest artificial lakes with two small beaches. Local activities include water-sports (boat hire, water-skiing, etc), fishing, cycling (bike hire available), horse-riding, rambling and birdwatching. The disused railway track (from St Meen to Carhaix) and the canal towpaths are ideal for cyclists and ramblers. There is a Fete du Lac (including a firework display) each year on the 15th August.

Abbaye de Bon Repos : this Cistercian abbey is nearby at St Gelven, beside the Nantes-Brest canal. There is an annual 'Son et Lumiere, Le Pays de Conomor' (Sound and Light Show) using the abbey as its backdrop. Evening performances 29th July, 31st July, 1st August, 5th August, 7th August, 8th August 2015. One suggestion - wear something warm!

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Bio Fayre - Mur de Bretagne - Brittany - France

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September 2017

Bio Fayre - Mur de Bretagne, Central Brittany, France

Annual large organic market with approx 250 stallholders held in the small town of Mur-de-Bretagne in Cotes d'Armor, Central Brittany, France.
Mur de Bretagne is a rural town with several shops (including a tourist office), plenty of places to eat and an 18th century Chapel. It is situated near to the Quenecan forest, Nantes-Brest canal and the Guerledan Lake. The north and south coasts or other places in Brittany are easily accessible by car.

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Bed and breakfast for 2 persons available from June to September in Mur www.brittanylocation.com

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Horse Race Courses near the region of Paris

There are 6 racecourses around the region of Paris which are operated by France-Galop.  Auteuil, Chantilly, Deauville, Longchamp, Maisons-Laffitte and Saint-Cloud.

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For more horse racing info www.france-galop.com

Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Weekend 2014

Saturday 4th October and Sunday 5th October 2014

Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe weekend at Longchamp Racecourse, Paris

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The Cycle Race Across Europe 2014

From Sunday 24th August 2014

The Race Across Europe is an ultimate cycling challenge over 4710 kms, passing through 7 countries and including the Alps, the Pyrenees and Mont Ventoux. It starts in Calais (France) and then heads east to Germany, continuing through Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Spain and Gibraltar.

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For more race info visit  www.theraceacrosseurope.com

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Le Mans - Classic Cars - 2014

Friday 4th to Sunday 6th July 2014
Classic Cars.
Largest European car club gathering, takes place every other year.