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Europe » France » Brittany » Saint-Pol-de-Leon July 15th 2020

Woensdag 15/07/2020 Gisteren namen we weer een rustdag. Mag wel op onze leeftijd. Het weer was er ook niet naar. Zwaarbewolkt en dus zeer rustig op ons mooi plaatsje. Groot verschil met maandag toen we hier aankwamen. Had het schitterend weer en een brugdag er iets mee te maken, of voeren de overzet boten niet uit op Quatorze Juillet ? De parking hier bleef wel grotendeels leeg. Waar zaten al de Fransen nu ? Dus vandaag verplaatsing naar Saint-Pol de Léon, langs de Côte de Granit Rose met tussenstops in Trégastel, Saint-Michel en Grève (!) en Plouézoc'h in de baai van Morlaix. We vonden opnieuw een prachtige staanplaats op de Aire Communal de Camping Car, aan de baai van Saint-Pol. Toen we aankwamen stonden we nog vlak aan zee. Enkele uren later, is bijna alle water ... read more
Tregastel
Menhir de St Uzec - 8m hoog
Saint-Michel en Grève

Europe » France » Brittany » Saint-Pol-de-Leon June 24th 2015

This is a combined 3 day blog covering the 3 days we spent in Carantec with friends Janet and Eric. They had been on the site (Camping les Mouettes, Carantec) already for almost 2 weeks so when we arrived we asked if the pitch next to them was free and it was. We’ve stayed here once before, in September 2010 when we paid ACSI (discounted) prices. The ‘campsite’ has now become a holiday park with a small area for tourers like ourselves. Facilities, super pool, shop etc are still exactly as they were then but now they cost twice as much as this is a Yelloh site. We also annoyingly had to pay all 3 days upfront. All the pitches with any possible view to the sea have been filled with statics as have most areas ... read more
St-Pol-de-Leon Cathedral - a collage of the superb stained glass windows
Eric Janet Joy and Bob - testing the camera's selfie feature
St-Pol-de-Leon market

Europe » France » Brittany » Saint-Pol-de-Leon September 6th 2010

Grey when we woke and by 10am it was raining hard. Went up to the bar area with the laptop (there is free wifi but only in the bar area unfortunately) and checked I had good signal. Arranged to Skype Jenny at 11am but by then the rain was thundering down and making an awful lot of noise. Skype reported it was getting a lot of background noise and Jenny and I could barely hear nor see each other because of the interference so we cut the call short. Bob had to dry the bed as it rained in before he had chance to shut the roof light. We spent the morning shut in the motorhome waiting for the rain to stop. At least I have now managed to finish the hooded cardigan for my soon ... read more
The bay just by our campsite
Knitting started on Scandinavian trip

Europe » France » Brittany » Saint-Pol-de-Leon September 5th 2010

As we had only a short drive to Carantec, on the north coast of the Finistere peninsula, we took a detour via Locronan. This was recommended by a Dutch couple on the campsite as I had suggested Douarenez to them. Excellent parking arranged to visit this medieval town, as no vehicles allowed inside. Paid the man €3 and found our spot. No problem with that as we can be happy that we are reasonably secure if there is someone overseeing the carpark. There was an Antiquities fair in town for the day, through the medieval streets and the main square, which made it even more interesting. Browsed some very curious curiosities but managed to ignore any urge to buy. Managed also not to go into too many of the rather good and enticing shops, fortunately as ... read more
Medieval Locronan
Locronan superb stained glass windows
Locronan pulpit




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