The Bee Whisperers of Brittany

The humble honey bee has, from the earliest annals of recorded time, had a close, symbiotic relationship with humanity. Brittany possesses a rich tradition of beliefs and superstitions surrounding bees and beekeeping.

Spells and Curses from Brittany

Popular belief in the power of witchcraft survived in Brittany, as elsewhere in France, deep into the last century but the spells and curses of the witch were often as benign as they were malignant.

The Best Beaches in Brittany

Brittany, the westernmost part of France, can lay claim to having some of the country‚Äôs best beaches. The peninsula is surrounded by sea on three sides; to the north by the English Channel, to the west by the Atlantic Ocean and to the south by the Bay of Biscay. The beauty and drama of theContinue reading “The Best Beaches in Brittany”

Plague and Pestilence in Brittany

Pandemics have always been part of the human experience. Here is a brief overview of some of the main contagions and epidemics that have ravaged Brittany in the past.

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