Destination: Nantes, France

While technically not in the Brittany region, Nantes is still a city which has its roots in Brittany's culture. Located about an hour's drive from Rennes, it was where I ended my extended Easter weekend during my first year teaching in France. Although I didn't stay too long in town, I got to get a … Continue reading Destination: Nantes, France

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Destination: Saint-Malo & Dinan, France

While spending the long, extended Easter weekend in Rennes during my first year in France, I also did a day trip to two other small cities in the Brittany region. Considering that I'd never explored Brittany, I wanted to at least see a few places outside of Rennes, its capital. Thanks to my Couchsurfing host, … Continue reading Destination: Saint-Malo & Dinan, France

Destination: Rennes, France

As I've mentioned on my blog before, I've spent the past now-four years traveling during my birthday weekend, which falls on the very last week of March. Regardless of whether I have work to catch up on, nevertheless I book myself to be out of town to escape the doldrums of work and my city, … Continue reading Destination: Rennes, France

Destination: Aix-en-Provence, France

A notable university town, the city of Aix-en-Provence ("Aix" for short) is also a notable tourist destination for visitors who want to visit the south of France. It's also known for being the "city of a thousand fountains", and I wasn't surprised to see so many of them while spending the afternoon in town. If … Continue reading Destination: Aix-en-Provence, France

Destination: Arles, France

While stationed in Nîmes during my trip to the south of France, I also took a couple of day trips to nearby towns. One of them was Arles, which is most-famous for being the home of Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, who'd lived there for a year. It was perhaps an hour's ride from Nîmes, … Continue reading Destination: Arles, France