Pont Croix

Another charming little town that we explored during our Bretton adventure is Pont Croix. We nearly don’t get to see the town itself as I get very over excited with this delightful collection of weathered painted signs outside a seemingly abandoned door. But I am finally dragged away and we climb up an old cobbledContinue reading “Pont Croix”

Concluding Concarneau

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 . . . . ThenContinue reading “Concluding Concarneau”

Craving Concarneau

Concarneau is France’s third most important fishing port with plenty to keep you occupied. The Ville Close is without doubt Concarneau’s most popular tourist attraction. This old stone fortified ‘town’ has just a few narrow streets filled with shops and restaurants, where geraniums tumble from window boxes. Concarneau has made its living from the fishingContinue reading “Craving Concarneau”

A little more Quimper

Continuing our wander around Quimper we’re after food, drink and curios. Can’t beat some sugary churros and chocolate dip. So we must eat them until we are sick! We also do a spot of making the streets safer by locking up some hardened criminals. Then it’s onwards to find some quirky details such as paintedContinue reading “A little more Quimper”

Quimper

The next stop on our tour of Brittany is the pretty town of Quimper. Not only is Quimper the administrative capital of the Finistère department, it is also generally regarded as the cultural heart of Brittany. The town is known for its cathedral, atmospheric old quarter and museums but most of all for its annualContinue reading “Quimper”

Stone piles, old and new

Our final few glimpses of Camaret are a little on the grey, drizzly side. As it starts to really rain we pop into Notre Dame de Rocamadour, or the Church of the Fishermen. This attractive little church is situated out on the breakwater and lost its steeple to an English canon ball in 1694 duringContinue reading “Stone piles, old and new”

Continuing in Camaret

We continue to cruise the streets of Camaret, keeping eyes peels for little details around each corner. Including this fantastic mustard coloured door with delightful pastel detailing.   The man helpfully points out where we are as I am more than a little geographically challenged! Then we head towards the harbour, stopping every five secondsContinue reading “Continuing in Camaret”

Checking out Camaret

Next up on the family whirlwind tour of Brittany is Camaret. But we can’t resist stopping off at yet another little cove first! Then it’s back on the road and headed onto Camaret-Sur-Mer, a small port town. Lovers of seafood will be in their element here, at the port there are two “viviers” (holding tanksContinue reading “Checking out Camaret”

More magical markets

Carrying on my pictorial romp though markets that I have known and loved! These are a throwback from a trip to Southern France way back in 2009. From flavoured salts to olives and figs, there’s a host of delicacies on offer. These snaps are from the bustling Cours Saleya market in Nice which is atContinue reading “More magical markets”