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[VIDEO] France – Exploring Brittany, Normandy and Paris

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In 2008, my mother, my sister, her daughter Catherine, son Oliver and I rented a house in Brittany, France. The little town was located near the medieval island castle-fortress of Mont Saint-Michel.

Watch: Brittany, Paris, France – Action, Adventure!

Popping Champagne, Seaside Villages, Exploding Beer, Underground Caverns filled with Skulls and Skeletons, Ancient Castles, Braving Hailstorms, Helicopter Chases and more. Check out this international thriller featuring scenery from our family visit to Brittany and Paris, France.

Watch: Eating Sunflower Seeds in Brittany, France

Teaching my niece and nephew proper seed etiquette at our rental house in Brittany, France.

Knights Suits Of Armour at Mont Saint-Michel, Brittany, France

We ‘traveled back in time’ to the age of knights, monks and public torture at Mont Saint-Michel, which was featured recently in a Smithsonian Magazine article.

Family at Mont Saint-Michel
Posing outside Mont Saint-Michel with my sister Margaret and her kids Catherine and Oliver in this grungy colour-stylized photo taken from Mom’s film camera.

What was in my luggage
It’s always fun to see what was carried in my suitcase on trips. Here you’ll find some travel books, a delicious bottle of confiture de lait (a specialty of Normandy and Brittany, this French milk jam is made of rich milk and sugar, cooked slowly and gently until it has attained a golden colour and delicate caramel flavour), chocolates, cookies and a non fiction book about inbred mountain dwellers in Nova Scotia, the Goler clan. You can also see my Canon cameras. I had my EOS 20D SLR and the two video cams there were both standard def MiniDV tape loading recorders which captured the videos embedded above.

Photo Gallery: Brittany and Normandy, France

View this album large scale on my Flickr

France 2008 Series

Part 1 – Exploring Brittany, Normandy and Paris
Part 2 – Overdose on Paris
Part 3 – Death Visits France

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