The weather was quite mild for March, so we took a little trip to the north coast of Brittany in order to take in enjoy a little sea air.
Carantec is a popular seaside resort during summer with cafes and restaurants lining the beach.
Despite the cool weather we were surprised to see quite a few people on the scenic coastal path. We even saw some brave souls sea kayaking - rather them than me!
I was impressed to find that I could connect easily to the internet from the terrace at the front of the gites so I was able to enjoy the sunshine whilst surfing - perfect!
Brest was heavily bombed by the Allies during WW2. As a result there is little of touristic interest remaining other than the Château de Brest which is part of the still active naval base where you will find an interesting maritime museum.
Also worth a look is the Tour Tanguy which is a 14th century tower. It houses a museum with an exhibition on old Brest before it was bombed. We found a couple of hours was sufficient to see the chateau and tower, though you will need longer if you wish to visit the museums.
The conversion from a loft bedroom was completed just in time for our arrival. There is a new black metal bed with matching bedside tables and lamps and a comfy memory foam mattress.
I enjoyed dressing the room with new bed linen and curtains. My only frustration was having to strip it all away before we left, it looked so nice I wanted to use it! I envy the first guest who gets to stay in it.
Spectacular vistas abound in every direction as the paths passes over the highest point in Finistere. Views reach as far as Roscoff on the northern coast on one side. Glinting in the distance, the St Michel Reservoir lies at the foot of the heather clad hills.
We discovered the Menhir de Men-Marz in Brignogan on the north coast of Finistere. At 8.5 metres high it is the fourth tallest menhir in Brittany. It has been Christianised with the addition of a cross at the top and another one carved into the side of the stone.
It is known as the Miracle Stone. Local legend tells that St Pol de Leon commanded the sea to stop encroaching on the land here.