Internationally renowned artists such as Gauguin, Picasso, Renoir, Monet and Chagall all drew inspiration from the tempered light, rich colours and distinctive landscapes of Brittany. So too, countless Breton painters whose work drew additional vitality from the region’s unique cultural heritage. This post looks at a few of these Breton artists whose accomplished work deserves serious consideration in any discussion of the art of Brittany.
Category Archives: Travel
The Pilgrim Trails of Brittany
Home to more hiking trails than any other part of France, many of Brittany’s ancient pilgrimage routes can still be experienced today, including stages of the Camino de Santiago and the Pilgrimage of the Seven Saints, offering travellers a chance to discover the country and connect with the past and themselves.
The Rare, the Rude and the Unusual
A look at some of the rare, rude and unusual elements of Brittany’s unique religious heritage.
Armchair Travelling – Bangladesh
With signs that this month will see the lifting of the outstanding restrictions imposed on daily life here in the fight against the spread of Covid-19, this might be the last bit of armchair travelling necessary for a while. That being so, a virtual visit to a country that does not often top the Asian travel bucket-lists might be in order; beautiful Bangladesh.
Armchair Travelling – Nepal
Armchair Travelling : A virtual journey to the roof of the world for Wordless Wednesday.
Armchair Travelling – Cambodia
The onset of Spring has brought little respite from increased Covid infections and travel restrictions. This means that another virtual journey is in order and so, for Wordless Wednesday, I propose another holiday in Cambodia to revisit the fascinating Angkor Archaeological Park which contains the remains of several capitals of the Khmer Empire.
Armchair Travelling – Myanmar
The road to Mandalay and the memories of an armchair traveller in Myanmar.
Islands of Brittany II
Home to about 70 per cent of the island bodies of metropolitan France, the 800 islands and islets that surround the coast of Brittany offer something for everyone.
Armchair Travelling – Thailand
Thailand – a virtual visit!
Armchair Travelling – India
An Armchair Traveller in India