Road Trip Report – Brittany Part 7

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Home stretch! Our final days in Brittany we were a bit road weary. And despite the fact that we adored our hotel and their amazing food, we did not have the best time in the surrounding area. It was very remote and we had a tough time fighting the ever obstinate villages who did not want to make it easy for us to be a tourist. Impossible routes to the beach, poor signage (well that is … [Read more...]

Road Trip Report – Brittany Part 6

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Before I get into our final days in Brittany I wanted to back up and tell you about our trip from the Hôtel de la Plage in Sainte Anne La Palud to the Le Fort de l’Ocean in Le Croisic because on the way we had the most amazing lunch (you know me and food!). After an amazing breakfast before checking out of Le Fort de l’Ocean and a few hours later on the road we started seeking out lunchtime opti … [Read more...]

Road Trip Report – Brittany Part 5

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After spending the previous day hiking close to the Hotel de la Plage and then visiting the savage Pointe du Raz, Mr. Misadventures and I headed to the town of Douarnenez. Most of the larger towns along the Bretagne coast serve as fishing ports in addition to be manufacturing and packing sites for sardines and tuna.  They are hard working towns who's lives are tied to the sea and not much else.  I … [Read more...]

Misadventures in France 2010 – Part 9 – Paris & The end!

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This is it, the last part of my France 2010 trip reports! Had I known how long it was going to take me to get through posting about my whole trip, I might have never started! But I am determined to finish chronicling this trip before I start posting on Japan and China. For all of you that stuck through the entire trip, you guys are troopers! I am curious whether you prefer one hellaciously long … [Read more...]

Misadventures in France 2010 – Part 5

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One of the unadvertised benefits of Chateau Richeux’s (where we checked during Part 4) location is that it is right on the a coastal trail that allows you to walk for miles to either town in either direction. Part of the Sentier des Douaniers, or "custom officer paths," these paths that run along the cliffs above the beach were used by these custom officers to avoid pirates and they still remain t … [Read more...]

Food…Glorious Food!

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This is *just* a hint of food stories to come as part of my vacation re-cap!  My husband and I made a pact not to eat at any restaurant that we normally frequent, so everything was new. I have not included everything and I look forward to describing the good, the bad and the ugly.  I am in the process of sorting the 1000+ photos I took and thought I would share a few of the food ones I had.  De … [Read more...]