Monday, July 25, 2011
The Ends of the Earth
On Saturday, we left Paris. We got into the rented car with a carry-on bag in the bag and five umbrellas, a map of Brittany, and some jazz CDs. We left the city on the A10 headed up towards Chartres and turned west, towards wild and medieval Brittany.
We spent the rest of Saturday exploring Breton villages, sampling a crêpe or two, before coming into the incredible fortified town of Dinan, where we spent the night. But for me, it was Sunday that was incredible.
On Sunday we drove to Finistère, the far western point of Brittany. We drove through a national park, bypassing Huelgoat (the high forest) and through moors with rocky tors rising from the heather and misty grass. We hiked out to the incredible Château de Dinan, a rocky outcropping separated from the mainland by a natural archway. We waded in the sea and watched the mist roll in over the high fields and walked through bright purple and green heather. It was pretty incredible.
Have you been to Finistère? What did you think?