BEST WESTERN Hotel Thalasstonic
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First stop on another big driving day was the historic fishing village of Camaret sur mer. A lovely drive on single lane roads passing through little settlements and villages with houses to the edge of the road and well kept houses with little to distinguish the historic from the old and modern.
The book tells us that the English love to holiday here and it is easy to see ...
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.
... ended in the port. This city was mostly destroyed by allied bombing raids in WW II, and the rebuilding is more modern than the surrounding towns. The port was significant in the mid 20th century and continues to be today. There are many large cranes along the sea walls.
As usual Steven and I found some good comfort food at the les Quatre Vents - The Four Winds. We had a lunch of sautéed pork with two mustard sauces ...
... of the other regions we’ve visited here. Much of the architecture and scenery felt quite British, and in some places in particular, you would be forgiven for thinking you could very well be in a small British seaside town. In fact, you are actually closer distance wise to some parts of the UK here than Paris! Historically, the region was settled after the Romans withdrew by a large number of Celts driven from Britain and Ireland in the Anglo-Saxon invasions. This ...