brittany

Discussion in 'Continental Touring' started by novawight, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. novawight

    novawight Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 14, 2010
    Messages:
    639
    Likes Received:
    235
    Location:
    Hayling Island
    as I am going to Brittany in May, I would be very grateful,for your views on places to stay,the best area ,and eateries, or any other helpful tips,, going for 14 days , from Le Havre..............Del
     
  2. wivvy's dad

    wivvy's dad Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2010
    Messages:
    3,218
    Likes Received:
    1,807
    Location:
    48.066895,12.862673
    We found the coast very pleasant, but the interior bits were even more boring than Hayling Island......:Wink:

    I'm sorry - I'm having a cheap laff.

    Last year we found the most superb municipal site right on the waters edge in the bay at Locquirec - if you stay there you won't regret it. Harvest your own cockles at low tide.......nom nom nom.......................:Smile:

    https://www.dropbox.com/gallery/13768373/1/pix?h=365daa
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. mike mcglynn

    mike mcglynn Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2008
    Messages:
    1,398
    Likes Received:
    4,764
    Location:
    St. Helens MERSEYSIDE
    :Laughing:dont forget your tea bags:thumb:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. Chris

    Chris Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Messages:
    16,439
    Likes Received:
    34,491
    Location:
    kent
    Last June we stayed at a site right next to the beach at Trinite sur mer. 10 minute walk into town but a restaurant also on the beach. Cant remember what the site was called but I think its the only one in Trinite. Cost about 100 euros for the week.:thumb:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. novawight

    novawight Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 14, 2010
    Messages:
    639
    Likes Received:
    235
    Location:
    Hayling Island

    Nice one:Smile: gave a giggle to
     
  6. FIDGET

    FIDGET Funster

    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Messages:
    2,871
    Likes Received:
    5,956
    Location:
    Isle of Wight
    Hi Novawight, We went to brittany back in 2003 did part of the north coast and found the Pink Granite coast also the ile de Brehat, Dinan and Mont st Micheal, all really nice / pleasant ,interesting countryside and coast. found the aires very good , weather not brill but then it was the end of may early june similar to I.o.W. Terry
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. novawight

    novawight Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 14, 2010
    Messages:
    639
    Likes Received:
    235
    Location:
    Hayling Island
    Thanks Fidget, just like here then, born and bred on the isle of wight. St Helens, ( Goose Island):Smile:
     
  8. vwalan

    vwalan Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Messages:
    7,594
    Likes Received:
    3,853
    Location:
    roche cornwall
    to be honest you can travel round brittany just using aires . there are loads there. you could spend all summer travelling just in brittany its magical.by the coast or inland its full of nice places . lots of les routiers restaurants for plate de jour .many include wine as well.
    just drive slowly and enjoy it . stop at lots of nice places then get up in the morning go round a corner and find an even nicer place to stay tonight . lovely area. and friendly.
    look for institute graphic maps in book shops they are abit like ordanace survey quality.ideal for bike rides or being extra nosey. have fun ,you will i,m sure.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. MrJinks

    MrJinks Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2008
    Messages:
    582
    Likes Received:
    115
    Location:
    Dorchester, Dorset

    Ah. A caulkhead then :thumb:
     
  10. haganap

    haganap Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2007
    Messages:
    11,069
    Likes Received:
    13,677
    Location:
    Heavan
    Quite liked Quiberon.
    It has an aire although there is a little walk into town but buss'es do run.
     
  11. novawight

    novawight Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 14, 2010
    Messages:
    639
    Likes Received:
    235
    Location:
    Hayling Island
    Thanks that seems great, i can explore on my lecci bike:BigGrin:
     
  12. novawight

    novawight Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 14, 2010
    Messages:
    639
    Likes Received:
    235
    Location:
    Hayling Island
    Yep thats me, in a previous life , I can reall caulking nelsons fleet, whilst it was laid up in St Helens roads:Smile:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  13. Enjoy_Yourself

    Enjoy_Yourself Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2010
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    25
    Location:
    Pontypool, South Wales
    Carnac and beaches between there and Trinite sur Mer are good.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  14. sedge

    sedge Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2009
    Messages:
    4,501
    Likes Received:
    3,859
    Location:
    Nr Jct 3 M6
    Well start with the Pont du Normandie and immediately thereafter Honfleur.

    Merville- Franceville Plage - from thence pegasus bridge (on the way to Ouistreham from MF)

    In no partic order - Cancalle (Oysters), Dinan (Walled city but don't think there is an Aire now) Port St Louis, Auray, any Petite Cite de Charactere - see
    http://www.frenchentree.com/france-brittany-tourism-leisure/displayarticle.asp?id=8051
    - can vouch for Rochefort-en-Terre, nice Aire there too.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  15. wivvy's dad

    wivvy's dad Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2010
    Messages:
    3,218
    Likes Received:
    1,807
    Location:
    48.066895,12.862673
    Honfleur.........

    Overcrowded

    Overpriced

    Over there


    Apart from that, it's fine........................:Smile:




    Merde, I forgot another nice bayside campsite at Saint Jacut-de-la-Mer, with quite a few nice little shops and restaurants nearby.
     
  16. Chris

    Chris Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Messages:
    16,439
    Likes Received:
    34,491
    Location:
    kent
    I agree. It was lovely 25 years ago.
     
  17. Chris

    Chris Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Messages:
    16,439
    Likes Received:
    34,491
    Location:
    kent
    I agree. Superb beaches:thumb:
     
  18. rangitira

    rangitira Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2010
    Messages:
    6,262
    Likes Received:
    12,417
    Location:
    Cornwall
    Good place in Quamper (think thats spelt right?????) called "L'Epee" don't look much from the outside, (or inside for that matter) but the Food is excellent.
    Theres a place in Beauvais(about a Kilometre or two from The Mont St M) on the left as you head towards the Mont, that specialises in the salt marsh Lamb (can't remember the French for it, Sel something or other) thats good, also, just opposite there's a Butcher that sells it, in case you want to do your own.
    Roscoffe, theres a place, can't remember the name, it's opposite the shop with a " Johnny Onion" bicycle outside, the Seafood there is out of this World! a tad expensive,but, well worth it!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  19. Popeye

    Popeye Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2011
    Messages:
    7,712
    Likes Received:
    16,927
    Location:
    New Forest
    Hi Del, just a note to say thank-you for the Post as I'm making all sorts of notes from these wonderful suppliers of info.

    As regards Hornfleur, yes it was great 25 years ago, but to anyone visiting for the first time it is still great and not to be missed.

    Thank's all........Griff
     
    • Like Like x 2
  20. novawight

    novawight Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 14, 2010
    Messages:
    639
    Likes Received:
    235
    Location:
    Hayling Island
    yep like you.have copied all the info down..........Del
     
Loading...

Share This Page