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: 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. 
 

France: Cote de Granit Rose, Bretagne

Driving through the beautiful roads of Brittany, we found a special place where we fell in love with. It is called Cote de Granit Rose. It is known for it’s unusual rock formations. This place was our favorite hangout. We went 2x here within our 7 days stay in Trevelern and spent 2-4 hours.

This location is near our camping site, we did not even knew that this would be possible to visit. We spent the whole afternoon in this region, just walking and enjoying the high cliffs and the beautiful rock formations. Parking is easy and there are several places where you can enter the park. I think it’s best to visit this location is during the sunny days. It could be very cold during winter for it is surrounded by the sea and the wind is kinda stronger than the usual.

What to see here?

Unbelievable pink rock formations.


Beautiful horizon of the blue sea.

The Lighthouse

Beach

France: Perros-Guirec

Ok, so we don’t have any idea what to see in this area. We just took a chance and roam around the place and looked at the net for ideas.

We ended up in Perros-Guirec.

We decided to eat our breakfast at Cafe du Bourg which is also a bar. They have this typical french breakfast which includes croissants, baguette and jam with coffee. This place is just right across Eglise St- Jacques, so eating breakfast was a luxury with this view.

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After our breakfast, we decided to walk around the town.The town is charming and have their own styles. It is alive and we literally saw lots of french holding their baguettes. Just be reminded that french have their lunch break that will last at least an hour, this means that their establishments may be closed.

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Eglise St. Jacques

We did not have a chance to go inside the said church for there was an important ceremony going on. But seeing it from the outside was enough for me to appreciate the beauty of this church.

Walking around the town, you will see some cute buildings and the smell of bread being baked are very strong. It’s lovely!

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From the little town, we decided to walk further and saw the view of the gorgeous sea.

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On the way we saw some unique buildings.

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Hotel Ker Mor

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Palais des Congres

After walking up and down the hill for 2 kilometers, we finally reached the pretty beach that we saw from afar, it’s called Plage de Trestraou. It is a big beach with beautiful sea. It’s a shame that we we’re not able to swim and experience the beach since we visited during the winter season.

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Plage de Trestraou

Along their boulevard, there are lots of restaurants and places where you can stay and relax. It was not busy during our visit, so we we’re glad that we had the time to appreciate every little details of this little town.