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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 ...
Time to start moving south in the hope of some warmer weather and less rain.......Daisy was raring to go just after 9.30am so we headed off to Vannes on the south coast of Brittany and arrived around midday. We were really looking forward to this campsite as it was close to the town centre and had a full spa facility including a 26 deg pool, sauna, jacuzzi and steam room which we could use for 10 euros for 5 ...
... 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 ...
... serious 'museum fatigue' having pretty much tried to follow the sixty plus translations so it was time to leave.
Overall it was well worth a visit and we have come away knowing more than when we went which is always a bit of a bonus. They also had a small Cafe Rene set up inside the museum, although I am not sure whether that came before the TV show or whether this was the basis for the BBC sitcom.
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