Le Clos de Vallombreuse
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First stop on another big driving day was the historic fishing village of Camaret sur mer. A lovely drive on single lane roads passing through little settlements and villages with houses to the edge of the road and well kept houses with little to distinguish the historic from the old and modern.
The book tells us that the English love to holiday here and it is easy to see ...
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!
... 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.
Ride to Brest- Monday, September 29
Much of this is open countryside with farming fields of corn, hay and pastures with Charolais and perhaps Holsteins. The fields are bordered by trees sheltering and defining the fields. There are many farms and small villages along the way. Today because we are travelling north West, they are washed in sunlight, because it is yet another beautiful day at 22C.
We toured Brest ...
... know. We spent about a week in Brittany exploring some very different areas.
First stop was mysterious Carnac (or Garnag in Breton). Carnac is broken into 2 parts – the quaint village of Carnac-Ville (where we stayed 2 nights in a cute little vine covered Auberge), and Carnac Plage which is a seaside resort with a small beach town atmosphere. The main reason you visit Carnac is for its megalithic sites. It has the world’s greatest concentration of ...