My favourite place: Brittany, France

Continuing our historical holidays series, Mark explores a region of France with strong links to England’s West Country

Roscoff, Brittany, France

This article was first published in the October 2015 issue of BBC History Magazine 

I owe my earliest impressions of Brittany – the beautiful region that occupies the north-western corner of present-day France – to my grandmother, who read the Paddington books to me when I was a child. The most captivating of these cheerful narratives, in my view, was Paddington Abroad, which tells of the bear’s misadventures during the course of a holiday spent with the Brown family in the Breton fishing port of St Castille.

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