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We arrived late after a big day of travel. A pretty town rising on both sides from a river with foot and road bridges every 50 meters.
After our delicious lunch we ate light in an upstairs Creperie run by a Mother and son. Just the job, a carafe of wine and a savory and sweet crepe each.
As we were walking about 100 or so runners with head lamps passed us, off on some nighttime endurance run I suspect. Completely mad!
... Now clearly a tourist site with many french tourists taking advantage of the long weekend to visit without the hoards of Poms.
A picturesque stop and a break from inland visits, the remainder of the trip in France will follow the coast.
Back at hotel base we looked for a place for dinner in the area, nut it was Sunday, and mostly anything other than a bar was closed. We had to settle for a warmed slice of quiche and a beer at a bar in Pont Aven. No plate or cutlery, just the quiche on a piece of aluminum foil!
So if you are planning to travel to small towns in France (and perhaps Europe) most restaurants will be closed on Sunday and Monday.
all the best
... wine for picnic #6. Oh, and we had French pastries, too - Lemon tarts and Apricot tarts. They are so tasty.
The next day, Friday, Sept 26, we drove into Quimper to walk around smother medieval city, shop and visit some art galleries. Afterward, we drove to Pont Aven, where an artist colony was established by Paul Gaugin. Today there are still many artists that ...
... of the town destroyed. We didn’t care to see the WWII barracks, nor the Submarine base so the only other place was an island off shore with the only convex beach in Europe. So…we made our way to the Tourist Information Office only to find it closed for another hour. We get the message!! LOUD & CLEAR! So, back to the ship we went.
We landed by the pool (a nasty job but someone has to do it) and read. I just ...