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Europe » France » Brittany » Vannes July 6th 2014

Bordeaux to Roscoff in one go was a bit more than we like to do, so we decided to stop along the way. The original plan had been to see what Nantes had to offer, but rather than go to another big city, we looked at the map and found the town of Vannes just a little bit further up the route. What a good decision that turned out to be, although when we arrived we could barely see a few yards in front of us thanks to the mist and the heavy drizzle. We did manage to find our hotel. This time we were in a B&B Hotel, a step up from the F1 we used in Bordeaux, but still a budget hotel. The main difference is that the bathrooms are en-suite and the rooms ... read more
Beautiful houses
The marina in more favourable weather
Boats in the marina

Europe » France » Brittany » Vannes May 20th 2013

Had an interesting night’s sleep a hundred yards from the main road in a Premier Classe Hotel, rumoured to be an ex prison, (might need to re-think the budget hotels!) but it was warm and dry and had secure parking and WiFi. Decided to forego the vending machine breakfast and head off to the next stop on the road. We decided not to do Bayeux as the museum wouldn’t be open on a Bank Holiday (it was the Bank Holiday for Pentecost in France) but headed instead for Mont-St-Michel to compare it to the Cornish equivalent. It seemed to be almost directly on our route but was actually an hour’s detour once we got off the main road onto minor country roads. This gave us chance to test the Porsche handling and, I am glad to ... read more
Lunch at Ker Rouz
Coffee on the Terrasse
Jacquot supervising

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