Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Concarneau & Pont Aven
The clocktower and sundial were designed by Vauban in the 17th Century and within those old city walls lay a treasure of charming houses, tourist shops and resturants.
There was a lovely--if hair raising--walk around the ramparts of the city. The kids gave me the heebie-jeebies if they escaped from my hand!
There's a ferry on the far side of the citadel to the fishing port on the mainland. You can tour a canning factory if you want. We declined. :)
I don't know what else to say really. It was a beautiful day in a lovely part of France :)
After that we drove a few miles to Pont Aven, a small town famous for an art school set up by Paul Gauguin. To be honest the art galleries were well out of my price range and I found the local literature a little flowery and full of itself. But the town was pretty and worth a detour.
There was a beautiful walkway over the river between the back of the houses. The river seemed to flow beneath the houses...