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Travel Blogs from Moelan sur Mer
... World Cup quarter finals and France was playing - that explained the large screen and speakers that had been assembled that afternoon not far from us.
We went back to the boat to soak up the atmosphere. We were in the shade of our cockpit when it started to drizzle. Germany had scored and early goal, much to dampen the atmosphere. Then before half time the big screen stopped working and everyone either headed ...
... instantly of diners! They take lunchtime seriously.
We then walked to the city walls and admired the gardens below, and continued on in search of the port. Which turned out to be a narrow marina in a hot open square between tall terraces. Too hot - time to move on. We returned back into the walled part of town - a large preserved section of half timbered buildings, all tourist shops and restaurants and very busy, and ...
... cycle around the Carnac alignments. The path led us through some lovely woods and passed lovely stone buildings / barns and cottages.
We also saw an ancient burial chamber dating back 4.500 years which was fully intact - amazing. Unfortunately unable to get good pictures of what is was like inside.
After our bike rides we wandered around the town and low and behold the fish market was still open - so we bought some more langustines and a lobster.
Carnac is a small village in Brittany, home to over 3000 megalithic stones. They're not big like Stnehenge, actually about waist height. They date back to a time between 5000 and 3500 BC and covers around five or six areas throughout the village. At least a couple of the sites are called alignments because for some unknown reason, the stones are laid out in perfect straight lines. Who knows the reason for this? We certainly ...
... was invented.
We are staying at our first 'France Passion' stop tonight, only half an hour from Carnac. France Passion is a group of like minded individuals who provide stopovers for motorhomes at a variety of places. Tonight's one is an oyster / cockles harvester, situated right on an estuary. We went to have a couple of drinks at the bar (which is in a sort of ...
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