Take one Canadian girl in les Alpes.
Add the ups & downs of living in France.
Cover with melted cheese...
Et voilà !

Friday, August 19, 2011

Brittany: Saint Michel Chef-Chef

Ready to head to Brittany?
On y va!

If you've been reading this blog for a little while,
because we had signed up to a home exchange site, Trocmaison.

Well, shortly after creating our profile, we lucked out 
& quickly agreed to exchange our apartment in Annecy
for the beach house belonging to a couple of teachers
on France's Atlantic coast.

I'll be honest: at first, I figured that the best part of the exchange
would surely be the incredibly catchy name 
of the seaside village we'd be in:
Saint Michel Chef-Chef.
C'est impossible to tire of saying that name.  
Just try!
Keep saying it!
Another dozen times!

welcome to town

But once we arrived, 
I saw that our little beach-side abode was small, comfy & charming.
home sweet home exchange

living room/dining room/kitchen all in one!

But the best part? 
In less than five minutes, we could walk to this:

And see this:

And beach-comb to our hearts' delight like this:
And gaze upon this:

As you can tell from the photos, it wasn't always sunny & warm.
In fact, most days we wore our windbreakers & hiking boots
& we got rained on quite often.

But you know what?
That's Brittany & I'm a West Coast girl.
It was just so wonderful to be so close to the ocean again.

No reason to be crabby about the weather!


  1. It looks stunning whatever the weather Em! Not so sure of those crabs though - you are very brave, I don't I would have dared pick one up!
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend tucked up back at home. xx

  2. Tes photos de vacances sont superbes ! :) Ah la belle plage ...

  3. It is so beautiful. Love the boardwalk down to the beach...

    There's nothing like the smell of the salty air, is there?

    Cute little place you stayed, too!


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