Summer Holiday in Brittany

September 1, 2015

 

 

Gap boyfriend jeans Zara jacketI’ve had a little break from blogging over the last couple of weeks, mainly due to spending a very relaxing 11 days in Brittany. The weather was a bit hit and miss..much like the UK, but we did manage to spend some time at the beach and do some exploring. Of course I had to pack a few Breton stripe tops and a classic navy jacket – I love the casual nautical fashion that’s so characteristic of this region of France…it’s so stylish and easy to wear. I may look the part but I don’t know the first thing about sailing!

Paimpol harbour

Gap boyfriend jeans Zara jacketJacket: Zara, stripe top and jeans: Gap, shoes: M&S, sunglasses: Emilio Pucci.

Paimpol town centreThe charming town of Paimpol is a lovely place to spend an afternoon, shopping for souvenirs, having a coffee and a crêpe, and walking around the harbour.

Paimpol harbour

Bonaparte beach archwayAs a bit of a history buff, I love to learn more about where I’m staying, and the north coast of Brittany has plenty to discover. Luckily, as my dad and step-mother live there we had our very own tour guides! Bonaparte beach played an important role in World War II and has been listed as one of France’s most important sites for Resistance activities. During eight separate operations from January to August 1944, 135 British, Canadian and American airmen and agents were secretly evacuated from this beach by boat to the UK. We saw the site of the safe house (which was destroyed by the Nazis) and the path along the cliffs where the airmen were led before sailing for British shores. It’s a beautiful beach, one I’d like to revisit, ideally in better weather – the heavens opened just as we were heading back to the car!

Bonaparte beach plaque

Bonaparte beach

French postbox in rural Britanny

Plouha window view

Hay bales and poppies in Brittany

Chinti and Parker sweater and straw hatI’m blaming the terrain and fickle weather on this “eclectic” outfit: jeans and trainers because we were walking my daughter on a pony around the country lanes; a sunhat because it was, well, sunny (sometimes); and a jumper because when the sun disappeared it was chilly. All bases covered!

Brittany coast

scallop shells

I love the beach

Who doesn’t love the beach?!

Côtes-d'Armor

sunset on the Côtes-d'Armor

Sunset on the Britanny coastlineIt’s impossible not to relax when you’re staying somewhere as tranquil as this. One of the things I love the most is a simple evening walk along the cliff path with my dad and his dog Scampi, watching the sunset.

 

Have you visited Brittany? If so, what did you like most about it? Let me know in the comments!

 

Thanks for reading!

 

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8 responses to “Summer Holiday in Brittany”

  1. lorna mai says:

    Love seeing your photos, I’ve never actually been to Brittany, it looks so charming with the historic features and the beach – something for everyone. Thanks for linking today with THT linkup. Please can I remind you to follow our social media links. Many thanks.

  2. Anca says:

    Lovely pictures, looks like you had a great time x

  3. Looks heavenly!!
    Jaymie
    http://www.jaymieashcraft.com
    I’d love for you to join my Fridays Fashions link up. 🙂

  4. Johanna says:

    What a beautiful place, and you look so cute!!! 🙂

  5. Emma Peach says:

    Thanks Lorna Mai! Yes it’s a beautiful part of France and I find it very relaxing. I’d love to explore other regions of France – the lavender fields of Provence is high up on my wish list 🙂
    Emma xxx

  6. Emma Peach says:

    Thank you Anca, yes it was a lovely relaxing holiday. I can’t wait to go back 🙂
    Emma xxx

  7. Emma Peach says:

    Thank you Jaymie! I’d love to join you for Friday’s Fashion link up 🙂
    Emma xxx

  8. Emma Peach says:

    Aw thank you Johanna 🙂
    Emma xxx

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