The first thing that comes to mind when one hears Avignon is the French song Sur le pont d’Avignon but the city has so much more to offer than the remains of the bridge which once spanned the Rhône River and is actually called Pont Saint-Bénézet. The top photo shows what is left of the […]
Our first and last nights in Brittany were spent in Rennes, the capital of Brittany. It is an interesting city, well worth a visit in its own right. Old and new buildings sit next to each other, and the modern architecture, escpecially the new train station, is fun to explore. Fête de la Musique (basically […]
The iconic boulders on the pink granite coast were high on my list of places we had to visit on our trip to Brittany. We were extremely lucky with the weather. When we pulled up to the parking lot in Ploumanac’h, it was pouring rain. We even debated buying new and longer rain coats and […]
Just west of the Beauport Abbey, the pink granite coast begins. We were there at low tide as the wind picked up. It wind whipped my hair around, and I had to make sure I didn’t fall of a rock into the sea. At the end of our walk, the fog started rolling in and […]
Although Mont Saint Michel is impressive in every way, I may almost enjoy the Beauport Abbey a bit more. It’s not as touristy, the grounds are lush and the other visitors speak in hushed voices. It’s a wonderful place for a stroll and to marvel at the old buildings.