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Travel Blogs from Lorient
... around F5-6 straight on the nose. After a short passage we anchored and stuck the weather out. We've been fortunate all along so one or two days of bad weather is not worth complaining about.
The following day we went up the river d'Auray picked up a mooring and then proceeded by dinghy to Auray. Such a lovely little town. Being a Sunday there was nothing open except restaurants but that didn't matter.
... of old churches. We sat in a church for a brief respite from the heat outside before wending our way back through the throngs of shoppers to our car.
On to Carnac, at last, at nearly 4pm. Good to have the long hours of daylight. It was really hot by now and we were quite tired, but found the stones in their little fields and set off on a signposted walk, not sure of our destination. Turned back to try to find a map which ...
... cycle around the Carnac alignments. The path led us through some lovely woods and passed lovely stone buildings / barns and cottages.
We also saw an ancient burial chamber dating back 4.500 years which was fully intact - amazing. Unfortunately unable to get good pictures of what is was like inside.
After our bike rides we wandered around the town and low and behold the fish market was still open - so we bought some more langustines and a lobster.
Carnac is a small village in Brittany, home to over 3000 megalithic stones. They're not big like Stnehenge, actually about waist height. They date back to a time between 5000 and 3500 BC and covers around five or six areas throughout the village. At least a couple of the sites are called alignments because for some unknown reason, the stones are laid out in perfect straight lines. Who knows the reason for this? We certainly ...
Today we traveled to Carnac, on the South Coast of Brittany, another pretty village. This town lies in the centre of the world's greatest concentration of megalithic sites. The region is full of neolithic menhirs, dolmens, cromlechs, tumuli and cairns (AKA standing stones!). The heaviest weighs 300 tonnes and they date back to at least 5000 years BC - which makes them ...
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