Pilgrim Route & Chapels

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The Daoulas Sunday Market is a ‘must visit’ in west Brittany – situated at the head of a sea inlet the little town also has a wonderful Abbey with a walled garden filled with medicinal plants. This year I concentrated on the Daoulas Sunday … Continued

Walk at Le Conquet

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Le Conquet, just up the coast from Pointe St Mathieu, and once a very prosperous town, is today a small fishing village on the Aber of Conq. It has a long history, often raided because of its position, and raised to the … Continued

Walking at Camaret-sur-Mer

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Wendy Mewes’ Walk no.20 from Walking and other Activities in Finistère guided us on a wonderful walk on the Crozon Peninsula. The book is invaluable – do not go to Brittany without this book and its partner. The route is around the headland, … Continued

Cleden Cap Sizun Church

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The awesome Pointe du Van lay behind us and we were driving to Pont Croix when we saw this church dedicated to St Clet in Cleden Cap Sizun and felt compelled to stop.

A British War Cemetery

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At the end of the day… ‘..The burials in La Delivrande War Cemetery mainly date from 6 June 1944 [the first day of the D-Day landings] and the landings on Sword beach, particularly Oboe and Peter sectors. Others were brought … Continued

Canadian War Cemetery , Beny-sur-Mer

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On 6 June 1944 the Canadians went ashore at Juno Beach under British command as part of the D-Day landings. In the cemetery of Beny-sur-Mer there are 2,049 graves. A calm statement of fact is shocking: ‘…Casualties range from 17 to 47 years of … Continued

The American Cemetery at Omaha Beach

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We had visited Marigny, and Utah Beach, and now travelled further down the coast to see Omaha Beach. We parked and walked towards a beautiful sea view, an elegant building and reflecting pool, and then came the shock of thousands … Continued

Marigny WWII Cemetery

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This was our last day in France and I wanted to visit the D-Day Beaches in Normandy and pay my respects at a cemetery of each of the combatants. We started at Marigny – quiet and peaceful in the sunny … Continued

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