You can stay in a holiday cottage in Brittany, for a week.


Ours was in a hamlet not far from Malestroit.

Malestroit is a pretty town of half timbered houses.
The church in the centre of town is B
asilique Notre Dame du Roncier (Our Lady of the Brambles). The style of this church represents the architecture of the 15th century, and parts date from the 12th century.

In the church this tomb has a knight and his wife lying side by side.

The church has chapels on either side of the main building.

The Nantes Brest canal joins the river Oust nearby.

This is the cottage that goes with a lock near Malestroit.

Josselin is 45 miles west of Rennes and 53 miles east of Lorient. The town is dominated by its medieval castle which stands on the river Oust that skirts the town.
The first castle was built early in the 11th century by Guethenoc. This castle was razed to the ground by King Henry II of England.
In 1173 rebuilding of the castle began, this continued until 1488 when Jean de Rohan the occupier was ordered by Francois II, Duke of Brittany to pull down some of the main fortifications, (Which had made it one of the strongest castles in Brittany,) as a punishment for siding with the King of France against him.
Hugh de Rohan the leader of the French Huguenots was ordered to further demolish parts of the castle on the orders of Cardinal Richelieu in 1629. Despite this the Rohan family still own the Chateau today.
A visit to Chateau Josselin, by the river is a must.
 The talk in the chateau is very interesting, but only in French.

Brittany's history has long been connected with that of England, and has Celtic influences. The Breton Language, is similar to Welsh and is on local road signs.

At Carnac four thousand years ago ancient man built monuments that were arrangements of large stones in rows.




The rows were possibly a symbol of special events for the community?


The coastal part of Carnac is not far from the standing stones.