A walk around Landerneau

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Landerneau is an important town on either side of the Élorn River which divides the provinces of Cornouaille and Léon in Brittany. It was a significant port, even in Roman times, and in the 16C and 17C it was used to export linen and … Continued

Walk at St-Rivoal

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This was the annual weekend of frenetic physical activity in the Monts d’Arrées – and we had forgotten about it when we planned a walk from St-Rivoal, desperate to be out on the hills again. Driving to St-Rivoal we noticed … Continued

Lanrivain

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Between Saint Antoine and Lanrivain stand two extraordinary calvaries – perhaps the purpose was to mark the route between the two churches?

Walking outside Quintin

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In G H Randall’s Walks in Côtes d’Armor walk no.6 is 5 kms along the River Gouët, outside Quintin. This proved to be an easy and very pleasant walk although we had to do a ‘there and back’ as the GR has … Continued

Moncontour

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Moncontour is a small, walled, hilltop town south of St Brieuc in northern Brittany. The town originally belonged to the Counts of Penthièvre, a holding in the gift of the Kingdom of Brittany. The first Count of Penthièvre was Odo, or … Continued

Walking at the Lac du Guerledan

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It was overcast but not raining – time to walk! We parked outside the Church in Caurel and set off on an 8km circular walk – signposted and on the ordnance survey maps. 

A rainy day in central Brittany

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It was Sunday and the first day at St Gilles Vieux Marché – time to explore! It was also chilly and wet. However I was prepared – thermal vest, jersey, warm trousers, and padded coat (and umbrella).

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