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Travel Blogs from Saint-Brevin-les-Pins
St Nazaire is most famously known for the daring exploits of 600 men and a ship called HMS Campbeltown. When the allies sent this ship full of explosives to blow-up the Joubert dry dock gates. Code name Operation Chariot.
But, those of you looking for more undocumented history can find much more in St Nazaire because it is also home to the German U boat pens, which operated against the Allies in the Atlantic during WWII.
... and took photos. Then we cycled on to the bridge but nothing much there so cycled back to Barbatre for a coffee. Then we went to Barbatre's local beach, the Plage L’Ocean for a while.
Cycled home for a late lunch and started to pack ready for our departure tomorrow. Did a route and then took off on our cycles for the last time to the restaurant in the village. Very pleasant service once again and we bought some bags ...
11 miles (cycling)
Weather this morning dull and overcast.
We decided to go north to do the bike tracks we missed out the other day, calling in to the market at La Gueriniere on the way.
Nothing too exciting – just another day at L'Herbaudiere.
Back to Les 2 Entrees Cotes for dinner tonight. ...
Headed in to La Gueriniere and bought some bits and pieces. Had dinner in the local restaurant tonight, Les 2 Entrees Cotes. At last it was open and worth the wait. The waitress remembered us too and was very friendly. We both had the €19 menus which were lovely. Played cards when we got back. The baby next door was in full song for part of the night – as ...
... met with a glassy stare and unspoken “what the Hell do you want?” from the barman. The majority of the restaurant was empty but they still had to huddle together to decide whether we were worthy of a table for two. Eventually, they decided that yes, they could just about squeeze us in.
The super bargain bottle of €38 wine which had been on the bar the first night, had been replaced with an ...