Hotel Au Roi Gradlon
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... I fear one owes the french an apology for whilst it isn't as Anglocised as the Costa del Sol, the evidence of "Fish & Chips" advertised and the dominant placing of Donahue's Irish pub tends to indicate that their presence has had some impact.
We sat on the wharf in the sun for Cafe and pastries, just as well we're walking bloody miles, or we'd be the size of a bus!
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!
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 ...
Ride to Brest- Monday, September 29
Much of this is open countryside with farming fields of corn, hay and pastures with Charolais and perhaps Holsteins. The fields are bordered by trees sheltering and defining the fields. There are many farms and small villages along the way. Today because we are travelling north West, they are washed in sunlight, because it is yet another beautiful day at 22C.
We toured Brest ...
... suggested Medusa turned some Roman soldiers to stone. Unlikely, but a cool idea!
Our bike ride not only went through the ancient megalithic sights, but we rode around 30km through some lovely countryside, stone cottages, castles, lakes, and all along the beach front of the Morbihan coast. We played some air hockey at one of Carnac-Plage amusement arcades, but in the whole stayed around the village which had a nicer feel to it. We found a great bar for pastis, and ...