Thank you, Jane!


Jane Birkin chose the Nord Finistère region of Brittany for its savage beauty. She bought her home on the banks of the Aber Benoît River on a heartbeat. But it was also in homage to her father, David, a former Royal Navy lieutenant-commander who visited the Breton coast often between 1941 and 1944 to leave supplies for the résistants and save English aviators hidden by local residents. When asked about her feelings for her adopted home, Jane Birkin replies that she lives here amidst kind people, and that she feels a link to them and their history through the story of her father. (JDD - 7 August 2011)

Weekend. Pays des Abers in the press


The October/November issue of Côté Ouest magazine offered an insiders' glimpse of Brittany through a WEEKEND IN PAYS DES ABERS. A photo report took readers on an unforgettable stroll through the seaside beauty of the westernmost tip of France.

Our mention in Côté Ouest magazine


One of the addresses recommended in the October/November 2011 issue of Côté Ouest was La Maison du Boulanger in Lannilis. The article stated that for his seafaring friends Michel Izzard bakes up a loaf that keeps its flavour a very, very long time: Abers bread. It also describes a variety of particularly succulent breads and pastries. "Here is one baker that deserves his stars."

Focus on

Nolwenn Leroy is a Celtic singer whose latest album, "Bretonne", came out on 28 November. For her, Michel Izard visited the home of celebrity variety host Jean-Pierre Coffe and made kouign amanns, one of the singer's favourite desserts. Enjoy this episode of Vivement Dimanche with host Michel Drucker on 11 December 2011.