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!
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.
And we went center where we ate our lunch and they were all friendly.
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.
A part of our traveling in France is just go without an itinerary of places that we wanted to visit or go to. Just get in the car and add some destination points in the navigation and enjoy the scenery that will pass through during the road trip.
So we end up at Rue du Port. It is somehow at the edge of the map. Before arriving at the point of our destination, we found some amazing rock formations like the ones we saw at Cote granit de rose. It was closed during our visit, but it seems that it can be a busy in the summer for they have this big parking lots for buses.
We further drove until we ended up in this port, Port de Bugueles. It is small but the view is just breathtaking. It is a typical type of harbor in Bretagne. It is quiet and almost nobody is there. It is like we have our own private harbor. We were just happy to end up in this place.