Ibis Budget Concarneau
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Needless to say we had a thick head from the night before. We tipped out the Ibis at 12md and went to the Quentels to say goodbye.
They really are a lovely family. It is such a privilege to know them. As usual Isobel loaded us with crepes, jam and coffee.
... crepes and homemade nectarine jam.
Off to Nantes, the sun was shining, perfect biking weather.
I'd done a scenic satnav route to take us by the coast and keep us off the dual carriageway. This meant going through a number of port towns Lorient, Auray and Vannes. The crossings over ...
... Starters was some sort of salami and Breton pate with cornichons. Then we had some fried rice with ham, peas, mushrooms and onions and green lettuce. More cheese and coffee washed down with more wine.The cous-cous baby still refuses to go away however.
Annie takes us back to the hotel at 11pm, completely podged and extremely mellowed.
Food eaten: 3 ...
... Quimperle where she duly picks us up at 7pm to go back for supper.As usual they have the knack of turning something simple into a culinary extravaganza.Kick off with aperitifs - Ricard for me n Will.
Starters is Coquilles St Jacques, main course is really tender pork, French fries and some sort of carrot stew, viennetta for pudding followed by bread n cheese. All lovingly washed down with 3 different bottles of wine.Then out comes Li-Li's home made hooch with a pear in the ...
With the boys and girls now gone we felt a bit alone and Annie decided she needed some retail therapy to cheer her up. We headed off for Vannes, a quaint old town around 45 mins drive east of Lorient. The town is very pretty. It's got a lovely old centre and down by the river is lovely spot for coffee on a warm day as it was by the time we arrived. Annie hit the shops, they ...