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Europe » France » Brittany » Paimpol April 30th 2018

Sorry - no photo's. The wifi connection isn't good and doesn't support uploading photos. Tuesday 17th April The sun is out. I might have to consider shaving my legs! We are camped just outside a small village called Etreham half way between the coast and Bayeux. Today we cycled towards the coast and Port-en-Bessin-Huppain, a charming little fishing harbour. Climbing back up the steep hill from the town, we followed the coast road around to Colleville-sur-Mer and enjoyed lunch on the easterly tip of Omaha beach, one of the beaches where allied troops landed on 6th June 1944 as part of the D-day landings. The landing at Omaha beach is considered one of the bloodiest in terms of the difficulty landing on the beach and the resistance the American soldiers encountered. The Normandy American Cemetery just ... read more
Les Braves
Vierville-sur-Mer
The Bayeux Tapestry

Europe » France » Brittany » Paimpol June 27th 2015

Another scooter day and Kisbee has really enjoyed itself whizzing us along the quiet lanes of this beautiful part of Brittany which we have been enjoying so much. It did help that the sun was out and shining beautifully with just a hint of cloud to protect us from burning. We stopped first at the Moulin de Craca. A full sailed windmill on a cliff top overlooking the bay of Paimpol. Only two problems. One, the mill is only open to visitors on Sunday and Tuesday and it was Saturday. Two, the carpark was pretty full with traveller, French ones this time, caravans, vans, and campervans. We noted that they were stealing electricity by wiring their cable directly into the windmill’s external supply. We decided not to park Kisbee in among them so drove through the ... read more
Plage de Beauport
Plouzec market
Place de Brehec

Europe » France » Brittany » Paimpol June 26th 2015

A scooter day out today and it was altogether very enjoyable. First stop Paimpol which delighted us. A busy harbour town with the harbour spread across two sides of the lock access to the open sea. We noticed that the majority of the boats have sails so presume this is a good piece of coastline for sailing. To brighten up the harbour’s edge there was an exposition of Cochons, similar to ones we’ve seen before of decorated cows but these, somewhat amusingly, were a line of brightly coloured pigs. The town itself is quite a reasonable size and has a lot of roads crossing it as we found out later when we tried to find the right road out of town. We went for a stroll through the streets, most decorated with colourful bunting and filled ... read more
Paimpol pretty pottery studio courtyard
Abbaye de Beauport
Liquivy de la mer

Europe » France » Brittany » Paimpol June 25th 2015

Left our site at Carantec to travel a bit further West to Cap Horn, just south of Paimpol. We drove along some very pretty Breton countryside with occasional glimpses of the sea as the road went nearer to the coast. Lannion was an interesting town to drive through. Built along a river we were amazed to see the most enormous market along one side. We weren’t held up by it for long but I doubt we would have found anywhere to park if we had planned to stop here. We realised as we were driving along that we were likely to find the campsite shut for lunch if we arrived too early. When we came to Tréguier Bob turned off and into the town and fantastically, but not unusually for France which is motorhome friendly, there ... read more
Lannion. Built on a river and there was a market stretching the length of it
Tréguier wonderful WWl memorial window in the church
Tréguier superbly preserved and restored old town




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