Hotel Les Oceanes
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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 ...
... excellent that was our afternoon sorted!
So after a quick lunch we changed into our swim wear, which in the case of Paul had to be speedos as the general swimming pool rules in France insist on no baggy shorts so budgie smugglers it has to be!!! Okay i've just been corrected, they're not speedos they're swim shorts......but still lycra hee hee. Anyway off we trotted to the spa only to be told that due ...
... Now clearly a tourist site with many french tourists taking advantage of the long weekend to visit without the hoards of Poms.
A picturesque stop and a break from inland visits, the remainder of the trip in France will follow the coast.
Our Penultimate Day in Brittany
We took Joyce and Bill to the train station this morning for their journey to London and then home to Halifax. We had one last petit dejeuner together at the station. Their train was a TGV fast trail to Lille, France to connect with the Eurostar for London.
Later Steven and I drive to Lorient in the Morbihan Department of Brittany to look around the port. I had read about the massive submarine pens the Nazis had ...
... wine for picnic #6. Oh, and we had French pastries, too - Lemon tarts and Apricot tarts. They are so tasty.
The next day, Friday, Sept 26, we drove into Quimper to walk around smother medieval city, shop and visit some art galleries. Afterward, we drove to Pont Aven, where an artist colony was established by Paul Gaugin. Today there are still many artists that ...