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Arrondissement de Vannes

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  • Day113

    Now Onto Vannes

    October 6, 2017 in France

    Day 45 and 46 - Oct 4 and 5.
    Yesterday we somewhat sadly packed our bags and bade farewell to St Malo. We had a fabulous time there and watching the tides became an hypnotic part of each day's schedule. Unfortunately we were leaving before the tides reached their spectacular monthly maximum, so maybe we will have to take that into account in planning our dates for our possible next visit in 2019.

    Accompanied by the now familiar sound of rolling suitcase castors we walked the 1.4 km to the Gare St Malo and waited for our train to Rennes. Our tickets did not have allocated seats so we had a bit of a scramble to secure places for ourselves and our luggage. An hour later we had arrived at the impressive Rennes Station and looked for the next train that would take us the rest of the way to Vannes.

    This time we did have allocated seats, although for some reason the air conditioning in the carriage did not seem to be working. This meant that we had a somewhat uncomfortable time, but the high speed (over 200 kph) of the train and the superb scenery meant that the time went quite quickly.

    We arrived at Vannes at around 3.30 pm, the warmest time of the day. The sun had shone brightly all day and chose that moment to shine even more. Our hotel was situated about 1.5 km from the Vannes Station and we had a rather hot and bumpy walk to its front door. Fortunately we made it without losing a castor and the welcoming lady at the desk told us that our room was waiting for us. This is always a relief, especially when the booking had been made almost a year earlier.

    We had last visited Vannes back in 2013 and at that time we had been travelling with Paul and Jan Coutts. The following day was spent renewing our knowledge of the historic city and exploring many kilometres of its tiny roads and alleys. In the evening we had a pizza dinner at the same restaurant we had visited 4 years earlier. It is situated right at the top of the ramparts and gives an amazing view down to the manicured gardens below. The evening was warm and perfectly still and we even had the same friendly waiter who had served us four years ago. It was another magic end to a perfect day (and the pizzas were excellent too).

    It is also worth noting that I have noticed several Camino signs during our travels this year. These have special relevance to me now that I will be walking the Camino next year. I guess these signs have been here for a long time, but I have never looked out for them before.
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  • Day64

    Port Crouesty

    June 18, 2017 in France

    OK so I did wake up a couple of times in the night and have to remind myself that it couldn't be cats. Boat felt empty this morning decided to drive somewhere as car ours till Monday chose Rochefort en terre as good write ups good on Internet and in guide book. Took a while to get there as decided to try minor roads and encountered village fete and also market diversion. But village was beautiful peaceful and not to crowded bought stuff, as you do when miserable. John is bought unique glass will do photo once we are brave enough to unwrap. After returning car we hope to go to Isle Houat for a night or two as fore as the here is also for settled hot weather for rest of week.Read more

  • Day172

    Lazing around

    April 17, 2017 in France

    The most we could manage for say one was photos out our bedroom window and the back door. The donkey with the dreds is named Cannabis.

    Today we ventured out just to say we did. We missed the fleeting sunbeams on the mustard fields, but enjoyed the drive. No photos of the cute tourist town whose main virtue was some things were open. Everywhere else EVERYthing was closed the day after Easter (after being open on Easter itself).Read more

  • Day12

    Presqu'île de Rhuys

    September 7 in France

    In der kleinen Epicerie im Ort kaufen wir noch ein - die freundliche Verkäuferin berät uns sehr gut. Wir fahren heute Richtung Vannes, passieren die Altstadt und fahren weiter auf die Presqu’île de Rhuys.

    Hier machen wir am Château de Suscinio Halt. In der kleinen Biscuiterie decken wir uns mit Bretonischen Keksen (die kommen grade frisch aus dem Ofen) ein. Mit einer kleinen Wanderung auf dem Sentier de Prairie, rund um das Schloss, schliessen wir den Besuch ab.

    Ein paar Kilometer weiter entdecken wir die Ferme de Suscinio. Wir schauen uns auf dem Hof um - ein Besuch im Laden und wir haben unseren Kühlschrank mit weiteren Köstlichkeiten bestückt (frische Butter, Eier, Yoghurt, Cidre und Bier).

    Ca 50 km weiter südlich zwichen der Presqu’île de Rhuys und der Région Grande Brière finden wir unseren Stellplatz für die Nacht auf einem Privatgrundstück. Wir klingeln am Tor, fahren auf das weitläufige Terrain und für 7 Euro wird uns ein Platz unter den Bäumen zugewiesen.
    Der Strand der weitläufigen Baie de Pont-Mahé schliesst an das Grundstück - Top!

    Lou’s Ritual an jedem Stellplatz ist übrigens - sich minutenlang auf der Erde wälzen :)
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  • Day10

    Flucht vor dem Nieselregen

    September 5 in France

    Nach dem Frühstück begleichen wir die Gebühr für unseren Stellplatz bei der Mairie. Es beginnt zu nieseln - wir beschließen weiter nach Süden zu fahren.

    Über Châteaulin geht es zuerst nach Locronan, wo wir an einer Aire de Service unser Frischwasser auffüllen. Danach fahren wir auf direktem Weg Richtung Vannes.

    Kurz vor Vannes machen wir einen Campingplatz mit guter Bewertung aus - denn heute ist mal wieder unbedingt eine Dusche fällig. In Larmor-Baden auf dem Campingplatz ist die Rezeption zur Zeit nicht besetzt. Wir dürfen uns einen freien Platz aussuchen.

    Nach einer kleinen Fahrradtour zum nahegelegenen Hafen und einem leckeren Crêpe können wir uns schliesslich anmelden.

    Rechts hinter uns stehen musikalische Engländer mit 2 baugleichenVolkswagen T4 Halbintegrierte Camper mit Kindern und Enkelkindern. Oma und Opa spielen Ukulele und Mundharmonika und singen 2-Stimmig dazu. Meine Gitarre haben sie auch bereits entdeckt. 😝
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  • Day11

    Camping Ker Eden

    September 6 in France

    Das Wetter war heute so schön, dass wir noch eine Nacht dazubuchen.

    Den Strand direkt vor der Tür, haben wir heute Nachmittag die Ruhe dort genossen. Überhaupt ist es sehr ruhig hier auf dem Camping, das gefällt.

    In der Cabane des Huîtres gönnen wir uns ein leckeres Abendessen. Auf der Radfahrt dorthin zeigt sich der Golfe du Morbihan von seiner schönsten Seite.

  • Day7

    Quiet day for sore bottoms

    August 6, 2016 in France

    Made it just 15km down the road via a supermarche to stock up for the weekend. Chamois cream and slow walking was the order of the day. Had a nice little canoe down the Nantes-Brest canal. Hope to be in Nantes and starting the Loire Valley in a few days time. For now a bottle of rose or two!

  • Day170

    Just outside of Ruffiac

    April 15, 2017 in France

    Boy, every place we stay we say, "This is the best place ever!" Out in the middle of nowhere this cottage is to be found on Airbnb. Once a combo living space and cider mill this renovated cottage has fireplace, beautiful garden, horses and chickens. We only planned to stay 2 nights but are working on extending our stay.

  • Day14

    Guer village fest

    August 9, 2016 in France

    So after returning home we were greeted by a village fest in full swing. We had to take a look at the happening (it is just 2 minutes walk from the house after all). So the dinner plan went down in flames when we got there. We had to have local food - Gallette (a sausage in a crepes pancake), a farmer style kebab and some crepes for desert. (Don't mind we ate it for breakfast) 😋

    There was also dancing to a bagpipe music (we just missed the girl playing on harfe) and a local sport competition (sort of a bowling played with small flat round pieces). Interesting how tradition remains. There were also few stands with local cyder, beer and food products that ofcourse we had to buy 😉Read more

  • Day13

    Home exchange, house #3

    August 8, 2016 in France

    What can we say but wow. We were greated with open arms by Thomas (son of Anna and Serge. Who are currently in our place in Ljubljana. Hi! Hope you have a great time there! :)) in this beautiful suburban style house. The kind of house you see in the movies and want to live in :). Garden for Thor is here and not just that nature is 3 meters away, so is everything else. Awesome! And thank you for the wine! :)Read more

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