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Belle-Isle or Belle Ile. This is my destination for the day. I grab breakfast downstairs which includes cereal with orange juice, my fav. Then I'm off. With only my camera and scarf. Takes about an hour to make it to Quiberon. I find parking next to the casino and then walk to the ferry terminal. A few other people are also buying tickets. I attempt to purchase mine. The ticket lady only speaks French and is not in a good mood when I step up. Luckily I look behind me for some aid ...
... French tourism office, they closed at 17:00, it's 2 minutes till then. Scrambled in there and asked for some help to find a place as well as find info on Belle-Ile. Great, thanks and merci! Ended up at Hotel Victor, which is a chain hotel nonetheless. Doesn't bother me. It's cheap. They serve breakfast and there was a parking spot right outside. Perfecto! Booked 2 nights and then hauled all my **** to room 219. Quiet, peaceful. And a toilet seat! Took a shower and cleaned up ...
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.
... in WW II when they occupied France. They are still there, and I am presuming that their present role is to as an anchorage for large yachts.
The Germans had occupied all the countries on the Atlantic, English Channel and North Sea of Europe and constructed defences in strategic sites along that long coast line. One can still see the gun emplacements on the cliffs of Brittany, Bordeaux and Normandy. It is still frightening to see and think ...
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