Winter ended with a Bang at Kergarec

Most phone conversations include ‘what’s the weather like there?’ The weather here was mild and unremarkable until the beginning of the year. Then it rained continually for most of January accompanied by strong winds and the occasional tempest. What we … Continue reading

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Photo Competition- The Winners

Contrary to our expectations most of the entries were not of beautiful Kergarec and the surrounding area but involved a little more thought and creativity. If you didn’t get a mention come back next year and have another go! For … Continue reading

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Can I canoe you up the river….

The Odet is described  locally as ‘the most beautiful  river in France’ When I tried to attribute this quotation I found there are at lease four other rivers claiming the same! Never the less, it is 10 miles of exceptional … Continue reading

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You never meet the dogs at Kergarec…..

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…that is unless you want to. Some people are afraid of dogs.  No child should ever be left unsupervised with any dog of any race or size. At Kergarec we have two particularly large dogs, a Newfoundland (Donatello) and a … Continue reading

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Visit Huelgoat…..

Huelgoat in the middle of Finistere is unforgettable. Its history goes back forever. Forests, legends, a lake,  gold and silver mining and a ‘chaos’ of boulders . It was on the Grand Tour created by the nobs in the 17th … Continue reading

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Along the front at Benodet……..

No skyscrapers, spotlessly clean,  sandcastly beach, clear water, safe bathing, all the attractions of a seaside resort and just 2 miles from Kergarec. These pictures give you some idea of what it is like in early season. Unlike all the … Continue reading

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What’s a Pardon ?……..

A Pardon is a religious ceremony, a pilgrimage which usually involves a procession in traditional dress. It has been taking place in West Brittany for centuries on the Saints-Day of many churches and chapels. The congreation ask for indulgence and receive a … Continue reading

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Getting to Kergarec from the UK

We’re situated in the countryside just two miles inland from the bustling seaside town of Benodet in Brittany. Most of Kergarec’s visitors arrive from one or other of the northern French ports. Roscoff is the nearest, just one and a … Continue reading

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Kergarec is on Pinterest – have a go!

If you’re already a dedicated pinner, then fast forward to the end of this post and check out Kergarec’s virtual pinboards. If not, read on and in a few simple steps you’ll be joining us (and around 48 million others) … Continue reading

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Visit Concarneau

20 minutes drive from Kergarec, Concarneau is a fishing port (claims to be the third largest in France) that is famous for the Vauban fortified town ‘ville close’ which sticks out into the centre of the harbour. The medieval ‘ville … Continue reading

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