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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 ...
Brittany or Bretagne, is not a region in France that was ever on my must see list. I had never pictured myself there, and to be honest didn't know much about it at all. However several French people told us it was a great area to explore, different to many other typical French departments. Plus Mikey was keen to see the megaliths in Carnac, so our decision was made. In many ways, Brittany is not at all typical France. It has a completely different feel to Provence for example, ...