Brittany Travels: Part 1
Last October, some friends asked us to organize a trip through Brittany with them, to celebrate their marriage and extend their honeymoon adventures. They wanted us to travel with them and this sounded like a fun adventure for us all. We had been in Brittany years ago with another friend and had a good time with fond memories and I would suggest Brittany as a great place to go for all good experiences and we had many.
We started out in Nantes, which is the birth place of Jules Verne, and where the creativity he invoked still remains. Following you will see some of the beauty and creativity of Nantes.
These are great machines that people can participate with, and the attendants encourage it. There are many more animated creatures and creations at this site.
The local park had many clever sculpture pieces that were quite comical.
And some restful spots, as well.
After Nantes, we headed for Vannes. There was a little confusion as to where we were staying and so I was jostling around trying to park, while my fellow passengers where looking for the correct address of our rental apartment. One thing that Brittany needs is more parking but the local people were helpful and Vannes was worth any troubles. We enjoyed it’s Medieval Architecture, markets, food and pleasant atmosphere.
While stopping in Vannes, we visited Josselin Castle, Carnac and Rochefort-en-terre.
For a very different scene, we went to Carnac which is a very ancient area for the Celtic culture. There we saw many menhirs, dolmens and a lovely forest area.
There is much speculation about the purpose of these, but I think the final answer is still not known.
Some where over the ground and some were still underground. It is thought they were burial sights and maybe also places of religious significance. There was some carving inside the Dolmens as well.
We also went to an interesting Medieval Village called Rochefort-en-terre, with great architecture and a fantastic art museum.
These are but a few visuals of our adventures. Just enough to get a hint of the creative force in this area of the World. There is more to come in future chapters.
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