Western France

Exclusive guide to the best holiday destinations in Western France, independent reviews from award-winning travel writers

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Le Jardin des Plumes, Giverny, Normandy

Anthea Gerrie eschews dining in Monet’s house for a local Michelin alternative  

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Insider Guide to Brittany’s Pink Granite Coast

Brittany’s northern coast offers up some quite astonishing natural drama. But journey past Dinard and the enchanting half-timbered houses and ramparts of Dinan, and another astonishing natural wonder awaits; the marvel that is the Pink Granite Coast.

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Touring Brittany by Motorhome

Andy Mossack swaps his usual luxury hotel for a new Bailey Advance 74-2 motorhome as he tours southern Brittany.

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Restaurant Favre d’Anne

Only a short time after returning to Angers following a year’s sabbatical, which cost him the Michelin star he rightly deserved at the original Restaurant Favre d’Anne, the eponymous Pascal Favre d’Anne had regained his distinction. If you think about it, that tells you a great deal.

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Hotel d’Anjou

Set on the boulevard Maréchal Foch, the Hotel d’Anjou is a perfect base from which to explore the city of Angers. Each of the 53 rooms has individual style with historical furniture, not that far from the original design of 1865.

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