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The mythical Broceliande Forest, home to the legends of Arthur and Merlin, used to cover most of Brittany. I found a remnant part of this magical realm in the forêt de Huelgoat. While I didn't encounter Merlin, I'm certain there are elves in this ...
... 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 ...
... town of Quimper, where we had one of the Breton specialties – galettes. These are basically crepes folder into a pocket and filled with all sorts of goodies such as Mikey’s with St Jaques nuts (scallops), of course washed down with the traditional cider. We also picked up another speciality in Quimper at an amazing bakery / chocolate shop – the Breton kouign amann. This literally translates as butter cake. Round parcels of pastry and butter with ...