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Report 2022: Nine Weeks in Country, France

By phirhon from Queensland, Australia, Spring 2012

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Page 7 of 12: Week 6 Brittany, 28 April - 5 May

We fell in love with France on a very brief trip (four nights) to Brittany in 2004. So we were delighted to be returning to Brittany at last. Our gite was in a hamlet near Yvignac-la-Tour, south of Dinan. It was a very pretty setting. The days were getting longer and we enjoyed several evening walks along the country roads.

On Monday, we drove around several villages, Becherel being one. We thought the villages were lovely - very neat and tidy with nice gardens. We then revisited Dinan (where we stayed in 2004) which was as lovely as I remember.

On Tuesday we headed over to the coast, first stopping at Erquy followed by a walk around Cap d'Erquy. Then on to Cap Frehel with some spectacular views. Wednesday was a gorgeous day (at last!). Just perfect for a walk around the walls and old part of St Malo. Lunch was some delicious oysters on the beach at Cancale.

We got up early on Thursday to drive to Mont St Michel and were pleased we did. It is such an impressive structure and we managed to go around before the hordes. The people were pouring in by the time we left around 11:30. Home via Combourg which has an attractive chateau overlooking the village by the lake.

Friday was again showery and cool. After a visit to jugon les lacs, we went for lunch at the bistro in Yvignac. Here we had that sought after "eat where the locals eat" lunch- lots of inexpensive, good food and mostly French people in the 60 - 70 diners there. A great experience. Another lovely week over. Next stop Normandy.

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