“Ocean Lovers” Brittany City Guide by Hélène “Petit Village”.

Ocean Lovers
Hélène gives us her favourite addresses in Brittany, in Le Pouliguen
Check out her world: instagram.com/helenepetitvillage


Summer is coming… And this is the year to seize the opportunity to visit our beautiful country! Our catalogue shoot in Cap Ferret piqued our curiosity for the Atlantic coast. So we interviewed some fans from over there. Quentin, Karine and Hélène are all very active on Instagram, and they tell you about their favourites on the Basque coast, around the Bay of Arcachon and in Brittany. Get on board!


Hélène is a mother of three. On her Instagram account, @Petitvillage, she tells us about her “simple” family life. She has only one word on her lips: authenticity. It’s the right word for Le Pouliguen, where she goes on holiday every summer, “a family resort, with an incomparable gentle way of life” “When we’re at Le Pouliguen it’s walking + cycling + beach! And then we have our rituals,” she says.

The thing we love to do as a family: going to Café Ploom, for brunches, meals or gourmet snacks. Vegetarian food, all home-made, and we can bring our dog with us onto the terrace, which is important!

For a little culture: the Café Lecture Gourmande, open even out of season. Children can eat doughnuts while they read or play board games.

The most Instagrammable spot: the Carrousel, on the Old Port, THE place to take great pictures! And keep the youngsters busy 😉

By the sea… We like to walk on the promenade along the coast and we love the little creeks. Our favourite beach is the Plage du Rau, where the families turn up. If you like surfing, the Plage de la Gauvelle is the place to go!

Our thing … Setting out early in the morning to walk our dog in La Baule on the long sandy beach. We keep away from the crowds and admire the Hôtel de l’Hermitage in the light of the rising sun.

For local, fresh produce: the Marché du Pouliguen

To fall for pretty decorative objects: Dunes, a pop-up shop of designers from Nantes, including Mimi Cerise

Exploring the region:

Guérande, with its salt marshes, ramparts and small designer shops
Saint-Nazaire and its liners
Le Croizic, a very pretty little town with an aquarium
La Turbale

And all the little seaside towns

Any final thoughts? You must try “niniches”, the lollipops of the region!

Off to a special destination, still very wild and very authentic! Just like Hélène! Are you tempted?

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