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Travel Blogs from Vannes
... 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 ...
... t open until 2-00. So we sat in the small village square and had lunch in paradise. Amazing food under the late autumn sun which still retained some midday heat.
The wait for entry proved worthwhile. The Castle and Grounds were immaculately presented and whilst the Castle remains privately owned we were taken on a tour of the ground floor. Its layout very similar to ...
... 3km from Malestroit, is the 'Musee de la Resistance Bretonne', a museum built on the site of a Marquis (or group) of French Resistance fighters whose aim was to slow down the German movement across Brittany following the D-day landings in 1944. The occupying German forces, based in Malestroit, were unaware of the 2,500 strong team that was camped out at the La Nouette Farm - that had had Jeeps and other ...
Back at hotel base we looked for a place for dinner in the area, nut it was Sunday, and mostly anything other than a bar was closed. We had to settle for a warmed slice of quiche and a beer at a bar in Pont Aven. No plate or cutlery, just the quiche on a piece of aluminum foil!
So if you are planning to travel to small towns in France (and perhaps Europe) most restaurants will be closed on Sunday and Monday.
all the best
... in the summer of 2006) and a place in which we have now purchased a second home - in fact the house we own is the one that we rented on our first visit. Maybe it was meant to be from there on in?
I know we have some people to catch up with and that we will be celebrating our 19th wedding anniversary in La Rochelle, plus a visit to Nantes is on the cards but other ...