France: Oceanapolis, Brest

Last year 25th of April 2016, I celebrated my birthday with the fishes and other marine life.

So from our location, Trelevern,  we thought of going to another big city and it is called Brest. It is an hour and half drive from our place of stay.

We planned some indoor travel this time since we knew that Bretagne would be pouring rain again.

First impression of Oceanapolis, it’s a big building. They have a big parking lot (it’s free) and you have to walk at the near entrance.

Entering the said attraction,  at first we were confused where to go since you have some themes to choose from. The place is huge and there are a lot of portals where you can go to see their main attraction. It is a bit unclear on where we should start, but then we just followed the map and just go with the flow. We tried to visit all of it.


But all in all, we found nice fishes, sharks, penguins and other marine life. They have big tanks and happy for that!

This would be a great outing for kids and for the ones who love aquariums when you are in Brest!

France: Dol de Bretagne

Sadly our week trip in France was over. But on the way home, we kinda side tracked a bit again and end up in Dol de Bretagne. We are actually not sure what to expect since we are just finding a place to stretch from the long drive. 

Along the way, we found their shopping center which have a cozy feeling. We promised ourselves that we will definitely try to visit Dol de Bretagne some other time since we were a bit late when we arrived there.

We found their cathedral, it was big and glamorous and the houses around it are cute. So, in my opinion it is a delight to visit this little city. 

France: St. Brieuc

Since we deprived ourselves to big cities in France for almost a week, we kinda craved of the city feeling. We decided to go to St. Brieuc which is an hour drive from our place of stay which is in Trelevern. 

Arriving at the city center, you can really say that you are in a big city. There are more people and lots of buildings to see. To be honest, we did not find St. Brieuc that much amazing. It is a nice little side trip when you want to have a city feeling after a week of country side (at least for us) 

Some of the shops are closed during our visit, but we were glad to be able to roam around St. Brieuc for a change. 

You will find:

Nice shopping places.

Churches

And we went center where we ate our lunch and they were all friendly. 


 

France: Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles

Since we are staying for a week in Bretagne, France and we have enough time to do side trips. We decided to finally try the very known boat trip that is given in the region. We first planned when to go since you have to or at least have a ticket reservation for the said trip.

It was a cold, sunny and somehow raining hail day. But we still decided to go on top of the boat so we can get a full view of the islands that we are going to visit. The trip consists of visiting the 7 islands around Brittany. The only thing that made me a bit annoyed  that the tour was spoken in French, so we have no idea on what the tour guide was talking about. The tour guide did not even bother that there are lots of non-French speakers during the tour, but we grasp on what we can somehow understand by making connection on what he says on the surroundings.

As we sailed our way to the 7 islands, we got hailed. I mean hail fell on us and just to include, I got a very funny video of us during the event.

Our 7 islands trip experience

Moving forward, one of the island is full of birds. There are lots of birds that are just chilling in the island. It stinks, it smells like birds! haha. But looking at the birds that are freely flying and resting made the trip worthy.

After visiting the other islands, we stopped in an island for half an hour and let us enjoy the serenity of the place. We got a very nice view of the whole sea with its islands.


The tour is good in other ways. It wasn’t the best sailing trip due to raining hail, but the experience it gives to be able to tour one of France’ island is enough to say that it is worth the trip. It is nice that they protected the bird island. It gives them a chance to fly freely and live.

France: Treguier, Bretagne

After our visit from the Cote de Granit Rose. We went driving around the region and ended up in this little town called Treguier. The place was calm even though there are people walking around and at the same time enjoying the sun. The main attraction of the place was the Cathedrale Saint-Tugdual de Treguier. We entered the said cathedral, it was majestic, big and nice from the inside to the outside. Spent some time and appreciate the beauty of the Cathedral.