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Sandy had a few places earmarked on the coast and so we headed off early and drove to Dinan.....good recommendation thanks Katy. It was 3.5 hour drive and was lovely old place to get out and walk around. Didn't really do it justice but it is on the area to revisit.
From there we headed to St Suliac which is in the 'most beautiful' villages …
... atop the mighty spire.
The sophistication of the engineering to create not only a lasting structure but a truly elegant one is testament to the skills of the stone masons and builders of over 1000 years ago. The abbey is 3 story's in height and is built balancing atop the pyramid shaped rock, crypts have been designed and built under sections of the structure to support the overall shape.
The island is a part of an ...
... tapestry, depicting the 1066 war, Harold being defeated by William the Conquerer, very old and interesting. A lot of American tourists around as well. After lunch went to find the car, but didn't know where it was!! one hour later we found it after re-tracing our steps.
Then off to Arromanches, D Day beach, this one significant with the Churchill artificial harbour constucted for the D - Day landings. Some of it ...
... climbing a bucketload of stairs. Which was no problem after all the Paris ones. Makes all the pain of the six flights of stairs worthwhile. The abbey itself is amazing, with lots of beautiful views though some scary ones with steep drops. Sebastian seems to have no fear of heights which gives Rhys and me conniptions. We were lucky enough to enter the chapel while they were celebrating mass, the singing was beautiful, so combined with the gorgeous setting it was very ...
the monument itself doesnīt disappoint....itīs a medieval church cum castle built in the sea, and pretty impressive both during the day, and all lit up at night. But, my word, busy. Coachloads of tourists, even in late November, so I canīt imagine what itīs like at peak season. And the clever planners have allowed the streets ...
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