|Holiday 1996 in France|
To give you an idea about where in France I am talking about, it is Brittany - the most western part of France. It is one of the few places in this country that still has its own language. It is the place where you can find a lot of menhirs (remember the stone that Obelix is carying).
This is a view of the bay of Douarnenez, a typical town at the coast. Every
morning the fishermen enter the harbour with their boats. Sardines, tuna
and shellfish are the most important fish. This side of the bay has a very nice
stretch of sand where you can make pleasant walks during the evening.
If you like hiking then it is also worthwile to follow the hiking trails along
the coast. I warn you that I will show more pictures of the coastline of
This is the harbour of Douarnenez. If you like crepes (small pancakes),
a croq monsieur (toast with cheese, well kinda) or just coffee this is the
place to go to. Sitting on the terrace you have an excellent view.
Animals are always a good topic with photography. I wish these damned animals
stayed at the correct position for at least five minutes. Now I have to hurry
to get the camera ready and try not to scare the birds away.
If you go south you'll get to the lighthouse of Penmarc'h. The route to this
town is a trip that's worthwile. I read in a book that in this area the
largest and most beautiful menhir could be found. So we started looking, but
after more than an hour we stopped. The information was either wrong
(although we also saw a sign on another map) or were were just blind.
At the south path of the bay of Douarnenez you can wee this magnificient
view of the Atlantic Ocean. There are two capes next to each other called
Point du Van and Point du Raz. A few miles to the east is a large colony
of birds. Many thousands of them breed there during summertime.
At the northern part of the bay is a small museum about the second world war.
This place used to be part of the Atlantic Wall. Bunkers and places where large
canons were placed can be seen here. The place is called Pointe de Penhir.
About 100 kilometers east is the area called Cote de Granit Rose (pink
granite coast). Well it looked brown to me. But it seems that water and sunlight
can change the colors dramatically. It does look spectacular. A museum for
bird lovers (no not the ones that are served at Kentucky Fried Chicken) is
This document was last updated on 29/12/00