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.
Mont Saint Michel is one of those places that seems to be on everyone’s bucket list, and I understand why. This was my second time visiting and it was no less interesting. In fact, this time I saw details I missed last time. Last time we were among the last visitors that day and there […]
My father had a big birthday coming up and wanted to spend it with family. After a lot of discussion, we finally settled on a week in Brittany and were excited to see what the week would bring. The eight of us met up in Pléneuf-Val-André, where we had rented a house for a week. […]