La Forêt-Fouesnant

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    • Day 11

      Back to the mainland

      July 22, 2021 in France ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

      The tides are moving steadily from neaps to springs and we have less and less water under our keel at every low tide. We saw two boats ground and go over on their sides at low water. The weather forecast isn’t good for the coming days and we have run out of fresh food. All good things must come to an end and so we leave the îles de Glenans.
      It’s another hot day as we make our way to Concarneau. We put up sails and turn off the engine travelling at about 3 knots. A good speed for fishing and we catch two mackerel. Try and we might for two more to feed the other half of the family, none bite.
      As we arrive into Concarneau we are met by the marina rib who tell us they are full up and that we will have to go elsewhere. By now we are uncomfortably hot and aware that bad weather is due tomorrow. Over the noise of both our engines, the marina man shouts a few suggestions of marinas we could try across the bay. Over the next hour and a half we motor across the bay and try on and off to make radio contact with the marina in Port-la-Forêt where we are headed. We hear other boats making contact and booking and we finally succeed about 15 minutes- ah they have a spot for us. The marina is huge and a rib escorts us all the way into our berth - one boat down from Arkea Paprec, a Vendée Globe participant. The team is working on her when we arrive and she gets a steady stream of fans taking photos of her. There are several other amazing racing boats in the Marina and Ruby takes a real shine to a Trimaran.
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    • Day 13

      Port la Forêt

      July 24, 2021 in France ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

      We have decided we will make our passage to Spain on Monday as there is a weather window. We would love to have more time in France but if we are to get into the Mediterranean before winter we have to push on and get further South. This is a jam-packed weekend with passage-planning, dingy- repairing, provisioning, refuelling, 5 loads of Laundry, car rental, stocking up in decathlon and two trips to take in the sights of the old town of Concarneau. When we return home at 10pm one evening Ruby says the experience reminds her of our trip to London 2 years ago - fun and go go go!
      The car rental company is in the next town over so in order to get there Ronan and I walk, with scooters thrown over our shoulders, through lovely old pathways by the sea and through woods . We scoot from one side of town to the other, rent the Car and return home to a lovely lunch prepared by Colm and Ruby.
      During our first visit to Concarneau we take in the sights of the beautiful old town on the fortified island and go for dinner. We spend very little time in any tourist shops but Colm and Ruby have just enough time to spot some fancy daggers and Swords. We manage to leave empty handed. There is so much chat about this amazing shop and we just can’t leave for Spain without seeing it. We return on Sunday and Colm buys a fake dagger. Ronan goes to the cafe and continues passage planning while the Colm, Ruby and I proceed to visit all the tourist shops buying postcards, tea towels, biscuits and very very expensive kids sweets - we were had.
      Ronan and Ruby do most of the provisioning in Lidl on Saturday but conclude that Lidl in France is nothing compared to her Irish cousin. We plan to top up in one of the larger supermarkets on Sunday only to discover they are closed on Sundays. We make do with our little local shop and get enough lettuce to last us until we get to Spain.
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    • Day 11

      La Forêt Fouesnant

      September 8, 2021 in France ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

      Heute hieß es Abschied nehmen von der Halbinsel Crozon. Nach einem Besuch in einer Cidrerie, natürlich mit Einkauf, ging es über Dournenez und Locronan nach La Forêt Fouesnant. Dournenez war im 19. Jahrhundert der bedeutendste Fischereihafen für den Sardinenfang. Auch heute zieren noch sehr viele Fischmarkthallen die Straße entlang zum Hafen. Leider waren wir nicht zur Flut da, denn somit war auch beim Fischhandel Ebbe. Locronan ist ein sehr gut erhaltener mittelalterlicher Ort, dessen Kirche St. Ronan zwischen 1420 und 1480 errichtet wurde. Sie ist ein Musterbeispiel für bretonische Spätgotik. Leider ist dieser Ort aber auch ein Musterbeispiel für Vertouristisierung, mehrere Busladungen wurden in kurzer Zeit durch diesen kleinen Ort geschleust. Dafür können wir jetzt in unserem Hotel, dem Manoir du Stang, Ruhe pur genießen. Es liegt abseits viel befahrener Straßen und erinnert uns an das Schlösschen, das Uschi und Karl vor 2 Jahren in der Bretagne hatten. Zum Abendessen gingen wir in eine kleine Creperie und tranken zu köstlichen Gallettes und Crepes einen sehr guten Cidre. Übrigens: Heute hatten wir das erste Mal in diesem Urlaub für 10 Minuten RegenRead more

    • Day 13

      La Forêt Fouesnant Tag 3 - Concarneau

      September 10, 2021 in France ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

      Heute haben wir einen ganz gemütlichen Tag gehabt. Vormittags waren wir auf dem Markt in Concarneau und in der Ville-Close, der Altstadt von Concarnaeu. Nachmittags waren wir dann auf dem Grundstück des Manoir du Stang spazieren. Es existiert bereits seit dem 15. Jahrhundert. Seit 1790 ist es im Besitz der Familie des jetzigen Eigentümers. Im Jahre 1958 wurde das ziemlich marode Haus unter Verwendung der originalen Granitsteine detailgetreu wiederaufgebaut. Abends waren wir dann im l'Amiral essen, dem Lieblingsrestaurant von Commissaire Dupin. Es gab einen köstlich zubereiteten Hummer, dazu hatten wir einen ganz tollen Rosé aus dem Roussillon.Read more

    You might also know this place by the following names:

    La Forêt-Fouesnant, La Foret-Fouesnant, Ar Forest-Fouenant, Forêt-Fouesnant, Ла-Форе-Фуенан, 29940, Форе Фунан, لا فوریٹ-فویسنانٹ, 拉福雷富埃斯南

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