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Travel Blogs from Lorient
After coming back from Rennes we enjoyed dinner in the cockpit. Just in front of where we are moored there's a bandstand and in the evening around 30 or so people were old fashioned dancing until the late hours. it was really lovely to watch as it was people of all ages.
Friday we didn't do too much - mainly hung around the boat and completed chores. In the afternoon we ventured out for a while and found out it ...
After Elven we were in need of sustenance. Vannes was our destination, not far down the motorway, on the Gulf of Morbihan. It was easy getting into the centre of the city and found a parking spot (free between 12 and 2 being lunchtime when shops shut) and walked back through narrow cobbled streets - the norm really - and quickly chose a busy cafe with seats outside under the shade. It was clear and getting hotter as the day went on. ...
... 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 ...
... Stonehenge. There are no fewer than 3000 of these stones, on more than 13 sites, many of them arranged in rows. At this time of year they are fenced off to allow for the regeneration of the vegetation, but it is still an amazing sight. There are many theories, but no one knows who put them there or why, and more particularly, how - given that it was well before ...
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