In my final look back at Concarneau I’ve collected together some snaps of the details that I spotted around this pretty little town.
From painted wall plaques to delicately decaying shutters and unique shop signs.
Meanwhile the Next male models take a break from filming to take in the atmosphere . . . .
Then the family ‘happily’ pose for a holiday portrait to capture the relaxing atmosphere . .
Concarneau is known as a ‘Town of Art and History’ and is especially famous for its ‘Ville Close’, the oldest part of the town that was fortified in the 1300s and is connected to the mainland by a bridge.
Here, you’ll find a collection of superb timbered and gabled houses surrounded by flowers, all jostling for space in pretty cobbled streets where you’ll also be able to browse in the local shops.
Step up onto the ramparts and you’ll be able to watch the still-active fishing port as well as the marina with its bobbing boats.
I adore these pastel blue shutters with their little heart shaped cut outs.
The views from the ramparts of Ville Close are pretty spectacular. From bobbing boats and verdant green lawns to palm trees and weathered old stone.
Finally we head back towards the car but en-route we encounter a little speciality food market.
Naturally this means that I have to stop and methodically catalogue various flavoured French sausages in boxes . . .
And creepy naked mannequins. And fishing nets.
Here’s a few more of the meaty products – saucisse a small sausage that requires cooking, and a saucisson – a larger cured, smoked or dried salami type sausage
The Little Red Riding Hood bakery has an adorable fairy tale feel about it with these quaint shutters.
To finish off our tour of Concarneau I spot this tiny little old couple standing guard amongst the olives.