Carly Bond

July, 2015:

Des vacances en famille en Bretagne – Day 15

Today is our last day in Brittany so we wanted to spend a bit of time on the beach with the little man as it’s going to be a long day travelling tomorrow. We headed to Sillon de Talbert which is 3km spit created between 2 estuaries. My parents were going walking along the spit themselves but we decided to stay on the sand & play. The weather wasn’t that great, a little windy, but we still had lots of fun.

At nap time we went for a little drive from there to Tréguier via a few different places. One of them being a lighthouse at Bodic, which was in a very strange place, seemingly a long way from the rivers edge.

Once we got to Tréguier, we went for a wander round and bought a few more souvenirs.

We went inside the Saint-Tugdual Cathedral which had the most amazing stained glass windows. It was a very quiet but quaint town! Very enjoyable for a little afternoon stroll!

For our last meal we went to the ‘Creperie de la Presqu’ile’ which is just across the road from our gite & it was amazing. Authentic and delicious with the owner cooking the crepes right in front of you! Great experience ?

Des vacances en famille en Bretagne – Day 14

We woke up this morning to heavy rain ? Sad times! So we had a lazy morning before deciding to head to a town called Lannion. Again it was market day, we must be following them around, but it was a pretty little town with a much bigger market. Vegetables, Fruit, Clothes, Food to eat, you name it…they had it…even live chickens!!

For lunch we headed to a little place behind the market halls called ‘Cafe des Halles’, which if you get a chance to go to, do! It was beautiful! The best meat out we’ve had. Lovely relaxed, busy atmosphere & very accommodating to my little family (P.S. With a chocolate fondant to die for!!!)

After that we went for a drive along the coast and headed for a place called ‘Le Gouffre’ which is just outside Plougrescant. Here, there is a little house built in between two massive pieces of rocks which was pretty beautiful…right on the edge of the coast.

Des vacances en famille en Bretagne – Day 13

When we woke up this morning it was raining…I know, can you believe it! I didn’t sign up for this! So as it was a bit dull we headed for a town called St Brieuc which is about 40 mins away from where we are staying. The town itself didn’t have a lot to offer to be honest, but there was a market, an old town and a large, very damp, cathedral…plus the weather decided to take a turn for the better ? 

      After St Brieuc, we headed up the coast, making our way up to Paimpol and stopped in Binic for a lunch on the beach. This was a really large beach where the sea went out a good quarter of a mile, but it was lovely and safe for Stanley to run around. 

 After lunch we followed the coast for a drive through Saint-Quay-Portieux then onto part of the ‘Circuit des Falaises’ which took us along a cliff top drive with some great views which were unfortunately spoilt slightly by the misty, murky weather. 

 We stopped at the ‘Abbaye de Beauport’, just outside Paimpol, which is an 18th century abbey. I wish we’d had more time here as it looked like a nice place to look around, but we just wandered in the gardens for a while to give the little man a leg stretch. 


Des vacances en famille en Bretagne – Day 12

This morning we were all up randomly early so headed into Paimpol to have a look round the market before heading to Pointe de L’Arcouest to catch a boat to the Ile de Bréhat for the day, which is a small island just of the coast. We decided to take a boat that did a 45 min tour of the island first then went into the main port of Le Port-Clos. It was a very hot day but on the boat it was a bit breezy.We headed straight for something to eat slightly off the beaten track at a beach called Le Guerzido, which was consisted of a little snack bar overlooking the most amazing view. Nothing fancy, just paninis & salads but with that plus a very cold glass of white wine, we needed nothing more.From there we walked to the join of the 2 islands, which was quite a long dusty walk, but beautiful nonetheless. There are so many routes on this island that if you had your boots on, you’d be laughing. But with a 2 years old & a pram there was only so far we could go.After a few hours on the island, we headed back to the mainland, and hoping to eat in Paimpol, decided a DIG was needed for the little man, so headed to a little beach called Launay just outside Loguivy, which was lovely if not a little stony for paddling.For tea we headed into Paimpol, but as they eat a little later than us we went to our favourite bar for a drink & to feed Stanley. A lovely little bar called ‘L’Epoque’ which is just on the harbour front that we have accidentally been in 3 times already! ? We then wandered around for a bit until we found a restaurant called ‘Le Terre-Neuvas’, again on the harbour front. Stanley fell asleep in the pram so we had a very relaxing, delicious meal, in the most beautiful surroundings.