Carly Bond

Des vacances en famille en Bretagne – Day 5

Vannes was todays destination of choice, which is another walled city not far from where we were staying. This one was beautiful. In my opinion, much nicer than Quimper…I’m not sure why, it was just the feel of it as we came out of the car park onto a lovely port inlet lined with yachts. First point of call was obviously coffee…but the port area was great for the little man to just wander around. We were able to sit & enjoy a drink while he tested how far he could get away from us, stopping to chat to the locals on the way. Once our coffees were finished, we embarked on the DK Eyewitness Travel walk around the town, which took us to a number of medieval buildings which were all wonky & very ‘The Shambles’ like (A street in York for those that don’t know), along with another Cathedral which wasn’t as spectacular as the on in Quimper.        

We had taken a picnic today so to go with it, a trip to the Boulangerie was needed. Fresh French bread is amazing and to go with it, for afters we bought another Breton speciality called Kouign-amann, which is a puff pastry Danish type thing. Not to my liking as it wasn’t sweet enough but it was pleasant enough.

Once we’d walked around the town a bit more, taking in the medieval quarter and the ramparts, we decided to take a drive around the ‘Golfe du Morbihan’. Lots of little towns & inlets filled with quiet fishing villages and at the end a place called Port Navalo, which was a lovely little beach, however, not so great for building sandcastles.

On the way home we stopped in Carnac beach for a lovely tea…we have definitely got into the continental swing of things as we were eating out at 8pm at night…which always makes you feel like you’re on your holidays 🙂