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.. that's right, it's a journey
made of images of our do you travel around for the world.The photo, for those who observe it for the first time,can give rise to curiosity, amazement, and much more.
For us who publish them are our memory,that memory that over the yearsit can fade it can blur.
Images are salvation,love of discovery.click on the camera
will take you to the photogallery.
WRITE WHILE TRAVELING
Writing, imprinting on an moleskine an event, a sensation, a place.
I composed a diary for every trip,where I wrote down what I saw through writing.I have told the places with our eyes. I have written about particular places where you should go at least once.Of course they are only fragments of life, crumbs that can enrich a trip even just by reading.
Take a photo, tell about the photo.You who will read what you read, but where is it?
Unpretentious, ready to read
and go, without navigator, just a pinch of adventure,and a splash of probable unexpected.This is traveling. One click, a Moleskine, and a map.
Brittany travel diary 2012
OUR CREATIVE HOBBIES
Below is our showcase on the world. We liked being able to share our creations with the web objects, all completely handmade. For each object you will find a description and its use. It is obvious that being unique pieces, they cannot be identical, because precisely created one at a time, with patience and passion.if you have any ideasacome up when you see them, just contact us and your project will be carried out together.
THROW AN OKKIO
.... if you have come up to here, we thank you with this latest gem.Take a look inside this room and you will find little stories from our life.
This is the cart, we wanted to make it as craftsman as possible, and here it is the vegetable basket when you go to the vegetable garden.
In fact our objects are simple, true, like the earth when it is cultivated.When a tomato ripens and detaches it from the plant, satisfaction is unmatched,the same feeling is when we create something, if then it has feedback with the web, we are more satisfied.
Saint jean tronoen
It is one of the oldest Calvaries of Finistere
Chateau de keriolet
Set it on the navigator and it will take you easily, avoiding to enter the beautiful Concarneau that you will visit later.
The sign on the gate with the name Keriolet means if we have arrived.
A dense vegetation welcomes us, tall trees that accompany us to the shady parking lot.The acuill is on the left, a small place where a girl detaches two tickets and gives us the map of the site. After a tour around the guide, she reaches us, it's just the two of us, and she begins to tell. This was the home of a emblazoned that he bought his ancestors and his coats of arms. She was the sister of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. The new owners are Zénaïde Narischkine Youssoupoff and her husband the Count Charles de Chauveau. They made several changes in the facade you can see the two crowns, both on the two high rods that are raised above the entrance. The effigy of the count, bought, is immortalized several times then, in order not to be outdone, she had a bear put on top of the facade. At the two external parts there are two statues representing the Breton people.Walking with the guide tells us that most of the interiors are not original, but the new owner has collected furniture as much as possible representing that era. We pass the ballroom with a huge fireplace and above the entrance a terrace where the Sitting Duchess supervised her guests and her husband. When the work was finished the woman was old and therefore still unable to dance then she built that balcony to be able to attend her parties too, and to control that butterfly of the Count.The visit lasted about half an hour.
Timetable from 10.30- and from 14 to 18 every day except the Saturday which is the visit and it is only the afternoon.
Adults: € 5.50 children (7-15 years): € 3 Family package (2 adults + children): € 14
Groups: € 4.50 from 15 by arrangement
Not recommended for people transported in wheelchairs.
From here we followed the signs for Concarneau and chose a creperie on the promenade in front of the citadel.Two Gallettes Complete demi vino a carafe of water and two coffees 21 Euro.Parking is subject to a fee of 1.20 per hour.Then we decided to go to Quimperlè, passing through the Pont Aven biscuits.In fact, you go right from the factory in Traou Mad, a bag full of biscuits to munch on and give away, then to the city of Quimperlè where the Abbey of Saint Croix awaits us.Arrived just adjacent to the abbey we find space for the car you do not pay anything.We enter and 'very particular for the high altar and the various crypts renovated and well lit. Free entry.Just behind the abbey there is a tall and slender building. This was rebuilt in the early 1900s, first there was an unfortunate bell tower. Practically its bells weighed so much that it ruined the rotunda. Then they rebuilt it with a bell resting on the roof of the tower, where we see it now.
One click can also be dedicated to the market, right in front of the abbey entrance.
The construction was erected in 1887. If you go at an acceptable time you will find the doors open and you can buy fruit and vegetables. The building is pink in mosaic where flowers and lion heads are represented.
Since the sun is still high we decide to go and visit a Manoir.
Precisely in Mellac the Manoir de Kernault.
The parking lot is very large and you can also park in the shade.
The entrance is behind a hedge. An immense expanse of saplings and freshly mown lawn welcome us.
A little further to the right is the picnic area, with surprise I also see a table reserved for people with a wheelchair.
Continuing we arrive at the reception where an employee tells us in two words what we will find inside. The decor is not there, but there is the history of Breton music and life of these people of the word of mouth system, their ballads are still sung in the squares and theaters. A little further on in another room, which must have been the living room, there are objects that moving them you can listen to the voices and their music. In short, a very interesting historical and cultural path.
I leave the link
We spent 10 euros 5 each, but the possibilities are endless.
Possibility for wheelchair users.
From this place we now head home, but first a visit to the neighbor
Trevignon lighthouse and then to Raguenez to better admire the ocean.For dinner at Le Menhi fixed from 20.50.Passable. It has no site.Today visit to the domain of Trevarez, the weather does not promise anything good, but at this point we should stay at home every day.The acuill is next to the wrought iron gate. If you have the Passurcult Culturel en Finistere you pay less. That is, the ticket is 7 euros with a discount of 4 euros. Great! On the navigator you must enter Saint-Goazec otherwise you will never find it! It is in neo-Gothic style named "the chateau rose" naturally for the coloring of its exterior. The technology that encompasses this place is truly beyond any other castle visited so far. Too bad that you can only admire the ground floor.But as soon as you enter and reading all the panels and looking at the remains, you notice that there was hot water, there was a telephone in some rooms. Turning again, we see an old toilet bowl with an inlaid platform. Then again the electric lighting with the whole visible electrical panel.And since the castle had 4 floors also the elevator. It is truly not to be missed.The owner initially entered the polita with little conviction, then became important and then decided to gather around him the best electricians, the best plumbers to build a modern castle.It was the beginning of 1900 and all the nobles were envious of this initiative, but once completed it was a riot of compliments and the receptions never ended. The daughter lived there until the German occupation in 1941, then it was bombed and rebuilt, but abandoned until 1968 when the Finistere council decided to embellish the magnificent park and rehabilitate the site.The park is home to hydrangeas camellias, azaleas, rhododendrons and many other types of plants and flowers. A path leads to the church and the artificial lake lined with half-length busts of the time. A healthy and solitary walk, given the vastness of the park. It also houses very appreciable permanents.Parking is shaded and free Entrance for the disabled, you can also enter by car if provided with suitable documentation.Inside just near the ticket office there is a cafeteria, but do not look for the restricted coffee, they will only give you the American one taken from a giant thermos, the bathrooms are right next door, otherwise they are scattered a bit throughout the park.Restourant ocean dinner in Plozevet.This time we took Riz de San-Jacques crevettes Rice with San Jacques and shrimp. Divine then as second Raz avec pomme de terre Ossia Breed with potatoes and a lot of puree delicate made of carrot potatoes. Excellent and to finish Tiramisu. Excellent coffee too demi wine and water in carafes. 90 Euros
La Presqu'ìle de Crozon
Visit the most important panoramas of the Crozon peninsula.
First we stopped at the biscuit shop on the way to Camerat.
La Biscuiterie de Camaret.We bought some biscuits and the nature cake (10.20 per 400 grams)Excellent is a Breton recipe, it is in the display cases and fresh. It is called kouign-aman, it is made of puff pastry and lots of butter, sometimes it can be found with peach, cherry, strawberry, apple and pear.
In Camerat there are old boats drifted.
Suggestive as a setting the port is saturated with boats and sails and at the bottom
lean against each other as you hold onto old age and the end that is approaching, you can seethese huge boats.Then we started to visit Cap de Chevrè take the D275 you can't go wrong until the end of the road. A vast parking lot marks the end of the earth. On the right the massive lighthouse of the navy indicates that from then on, nothing. On the left an extension of low vegetation made of wild heather, ulix gialii and maritime pines give a natural aspect to the site. Taking one of the many paths, some very visible, others just sketched, you can run into thorny bushes. So I recommend long pants and thick socks. The paths are of various difficulties white red yellow depends on the time you have to layout. I recommend you go as far as possible and go to the extreme point. The walk overlooking the rocks deserves, the panorama of the sky that carves itself with the sea will be a difficult image to forget. Of course, everything is inexorably accompanied by the music of the wind, which will take you by the hand and accompany you on the chosen route.Then from there, going to Pointe Dinan is a challenge because there are no indications, so set up the navigator. Look for panoramas and set up Pointe de Dinan. Otherwise you have to go to Crozon and take the D308. Here too the parking space is vast and sunny. A small climb, then a plateau, many ravines to photograph. Not highly recommended for those suffering from vertigo. Indeed me I did not get very close to the cliffs. The wind is r in Plozevet it is by the ocean.We ate with the menu seagulls are the masters, here the vegetation is much lower if not nonexistent.To end the last promontory, the most important.Pointe de Pen Hir here are to be admired, once Les tas de Pois (heap of peas) has arrived They are rocks that continue in scale towards the ocean.On the D8 we also cross a memorial to the war. Museum with old bunkers mark Brittany's bloody battle against the Germans.We continue and arrive at the parking lot.A huge monument is right in front of us, it takes away the profile of the ocean from us. This is the memorial of Free France. So an important moment for all the French, especially the Bretons. Here the camera must be charged and the card unloaded.In fact, the shots are countless. From one boulder to another the panorama changes, just in front of us we see in famous peas. They are islets lined up, one behind the other. Over the centuries the wind has smoothed those cliffs creating unique profiles. The wind never leaves these places seems to have been born right among these boulders between these crevices. If you go there early in the morning, you can also hear its voice, which sings its lullaby between one cliff and another.
It has a very impressive and important port.The city is located on the western end.
The Tanguy tower overlooks the port and the Recouvrance bridge, one of the many bridges to be observed carefully, for example this rises. Below you can see the naval muzzle and the walls of the castle.Another bridge, this very modern one and that of Iroise is cable-stayed, that is, with the tie rods that start radially to form three fans. suggestiveAn attraction not to be missed is Oceanopolis. We have already visited it a few years ago and it really deserves a day.
If you rent a cottage in Brittany, facing the ocean. Make sure there is a covered veranda overlooking the sea, otherwise, you will have to endure the wind that blows like crazy every day and the temperature even if the sun is above your heads, they are always quite low.
In Brittany, sandwich dressing is best. So you have the opportunity to gradually undress the temperature rises and cover you when it drops.Always sunglasses. The sun in June July and August begins to show up very early in the morning and stays on until 10.45 pm.High protection sun cream. The wind and the sun can create damage to the skin giving wrinkles, so protect yourself with a suitable sunscreen.
Umbrellas are not needed, they would not remain open and would fly away. It would be better if you have children buy the half curtains the low ones of dechtlon.
These animals in particular are well seen. If you go to any restaurant they are greeted with a bowl of water and lots of pampering. Bring small bags to clean and on walks keep them strictly on a leash. Remember that you need to make an international passport for your dogs.
Don't ignore the road signs. Cameras are everywhere.Fuel. At this time, fuel costs much less than in Italy e.g. We found diesel from Intermarche at 1,309. Supermarkets usually have pumps and prices are very low compared to street pumps.
They are all wonderfully paved, even the least frequented. The distributors are not very present when you go along the state or national ones, so do the math well before embarking on a long journey.
At the delicatessen shop, do not order a hectogram of ham, but two slices of ham. Always get some fabric bags. Otherwise like us, they charge you for the big ones made of heavy plastic.
In the store
The Milk beware !! The y also have the acid one. So read the label carefully.
I recommend a dish eaten in the restaurant, but also found in the supermarket.
Riz se Saint-Jacques crevettes et asperges. All canned fish is also excellent and good. If you like rosé wines, France generally has a wide range.Souvenirs If you decide to give only biscuits, before going to the Bisquitterie, as we did, try in supermarkets. They cost a little less.Markets They are my passion, so before leaving I had documented myself, but there was no market in that country that day. So I went to the Tourist Information and they gave me a map of the region where it reported everything. Ditto no market on that day and in that place.
So don't trust the info, but look at the signs in the center. It is the only system.
In the restaurant if you drink the water and adapt to drink the tap order
of the eau en carafe water in the carafe, if you ask for bottled water on the account they put between 3 and 6 euros in the carafe and zero euros.
Celtic / Breton music one
In brittany these are the stations where you can listen to beautiful Celtic and Breton music.
It's not on the air all day, but it's easy to listen to several songs.
Radio bleu-bzh 96.70
Radio ocean 9.70
Radio kerne 92.00
I hope I have been of help to those who approach for the first time in this region that I always carry in my heart.
Isabella Roberto and Shana
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