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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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... around the deck a few times then I collapsed in bed.
We slept until 10 am! What jet lag?
We docked in Lorient at noon – exactly as planned. Since we had slept so very late we decided to brunch at the Grand Ballroom. The brunch is QUITE elaborate…maybe even over the top. We ordered a simple meal from the menu and made our way to the Destinations Table.
No tour scheduled for us (forced ...