A fast run to Lisbon, even though the wind strength will be relatively light, was in prospect for the eight-strong fleet of trimarans as they left Valencia on the opening leg of the inaugural Route des Princes.
In rural Brittany, children travel by boat, bike or walk through woods to get to school. Photographer Stéphanie Tétu captured their adventures.
A second home in the country is a luxury the French can no longer afford - cue an invasion of British bargain hunters?
Corsican-speaking MEP to present report on dwindling dialects to European Parliament
Where to go and what to know
British sailor makes history after completing the 28,000-mile, three-month solo race
Rubin Kazan have completed the signing of in-demand midfielder Yann M'Vila from Ligue 1 club Rennes.
“As mayor of Les Sables d’Olonne in 1992, I wondered if I had made a decision which meant that I was sending people to their deaths.”
A massive hoard of Celtic coins worth millions of pounds has been found on the island of Jersey.
Is it a problem that the Alabama Shakes' 'raw' and 'natural' soul-rock is nothing of the sort? Only until they start playing ...
Enjoy up to three days in France from £119 and get your time away off to a great start with Brittany Ferries
Holiday parks go well beyond a tent pitch or caravan – now you can expect swimming pools, circus skills, nature walks and even spa facilities
John Lichfield reports from Brittany, where a spate of animal deaths has heralded an ecological calamity 40 years in the making
You can be sure of the green credentials of this zero-carbon gîte. But is it a comfortable place to stay? Fiona Sturges reports
Studies have concluded that the seaweed, although present naturally, has been increased by nitrogen flowing into estuaries from intensive pig farms
Over the weekend locals took part in the annual seaweed festival or Fete du Goemon in western Brittany, France.