Dinan, France

This ancient, riverside port town is Brittany’s finest, an hour south of Mont St. Michele, its well worth an overnight stay on your way to the Loire Valley  Dinan emulates the typical Breton lifestyle and opens up the window into this region’s more typical rural French lifestyles a little more.  I enjoyed wandering through the back…

Fougeres, France

This Medieval hill town town castle looks so unbelievable it makes you wonder if it is a movie set at first glance.  I almost could not believe it really exists.  Look at the castle walls, wonder around the grounds and through the public community gardens imagining what it was like to live back in the…

Saint Malo, France

Driving along the northern coast of France you cannot help but notice one the crown jewels of Brittany. Saint Malo sits on the sea with its safe harbor for hundreds of sail boats and skiffs in the surrounding bay.  The port was once a privateer headquarters that became very wealthy and is now a charming…

Mont St. Michele, France

The most stunning Castle in Brittany, if not the whole world, sits on the border of Brittany and Normandy at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches. Mont St. Michele is an island fortress built to keep out the English. Rising tides made the island impossible to invade half of the day.  Multiple tiers…