A weekend in Brittany

We have just come back from a lovely weekend visiting cousins in Brittany – Cap Frehel on the north coast near St Brieuc.

We set off on Friday and approaching Rennes we saw a signpost to a dolmen. My husband, bless his heart, took a detour to find the dolmen and it turned out to be absolutely massive and one I had heard recommended in the past – La Roche aux Fees.

dolmen fees

Thanks to the Atherton family for the photo.


On Saturday morning we were driven around Cap Frehel and were fortunate to have some of the only sunny weather of the weekend. The sea was a beautiful turquoise colour and there were lots of sandy bays and small ports.

TOSHIBA Exif JPEG     On Sunday we had a family gathering at  Cancale, a larger port. Parking was impossible so we drove up the hill behind the town then climbed down some steep (very steep, especially going in the opposite direction) steps to the restaurant. On the way we were delighted to hear a Blackcap singing its heart out.

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Cancale, a historic tourist resort and oyster producer.

Cancale, a historic tourist resort and oyster producer.