Hotel Mercure Lorient Centre
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I've really enjoyed watching French television during my trip, especially the channel Arte. Today, a program on one of my earliest passions, paleoanthropology, featuring none other than Richard Leakey. My Mom was kind enough to drive me to hear him lecture in Buffalo, NY when I was ...
... technical problem the whole spa was closed! The afternoon was put to good use catching up on washing and cleaning instead, not exactly the pamper afternoon we had envisaged!
So much for dodging the rain too, we've had some pretty good downpours ever since we arrived and the van was rocking for all the wrong reasons last night!
Friday was spent walking around the gorgeous town of Vannes (which ...
We headed west about an hour on from Josselin to the coast to visit one of the villages Brittany is famous for. Concarneau is notable for its walled defenses, capable of housing what in those days would have been the entire population of the ...
... in WW II when they occupied France. They are still there, and I am presuming that their present role is to as an anchorage for large yachts.
The Germans had occupied all the countries on the Atlantic, English Channel and North Sea of Europe and constructed defences in strategic sites along that long coast line. One can still see the gun emplacements on the cliffs of Brittany, Bordeaux and Normandy. It is still frightening to see and think ...
... and there are also many art galleries. Steven and I tried to make a reservation at a neat restaurant in an old mill, but they were not going to be open on Sunday or Monday.
Back at our hotel we had made reservations for tonight. What a wonderful time and superb meal we all had. Collectively we had scallops, duck and steak for the main course. Our appetizers ...