Côte de granite rose

Now that November is drawing to a close, it is nice to reflect back on warmer weather and my last trip to Brittany. The  Côte de granite rose or Pink Granite Coast is such a beautiful area with massive boulders and rocks of pink granite, golden-white beaches, and azure seas. (I’m sure that the sea isn’t always this blue)! Apparently there are only three coastlines in the world with this particularity of pink granite. (China, Corsica and here). As I’ve mentioned before, this part of the world is very reminiscent of Cornwall, especially with the small fishing villages and narrow winding roads.

DSCN7412La Pointe de Bihit, Trébeurden


A short drive took me to Coz-Pors and l’île Renote. This forms part of the coastal walk and I have to say it was stunning. The fantastic weather hadn’t drawn large crowds, so we were able to have a very nice gentle walk, and Maggie tired to hunt out every rabbit – I was amazed to see rabbit burrows and digging right beside the beach.

DSCN7417The beach of Toul-Drez on l’île Renote


DSCN7448The Men Ruz lighthouse in Ploumanac’h. (Men Ruz means red stone)


All this walking, fresh seaside air and sightseeing certainly made me hungry, so what could be better than a cheap and very good meal in the fishing village of Ploumanac’h. It is incredibly scenic and quaint, and a real tourist magnet, for obvious reasons. The only problem is that parking is a nightmare, so I have no idea how they manage in high season!



So, once again I’ve caught up on my last trip. I doubt if I will be travelling away in my pod again until next year. Pod is all washed and ‘winterised’, and will be waiting for some more exciting adventures. Winter is a great time to plan ahead for 2023 and to search out new areas to visit. But I’m sure I’ll be posting before then. Come back soon.

A Bientot!

About Al in France

Dreams do come true and I am now retired and living with Maggie, my chocolate labrador, in France in the Deux-Sevres. I love travel and photography and hope to combine both interests here to make a record for myself, and somewhere where I hope you will get to enjoy a part of my life in this region, in France and further afield when I get the opportunity. Please feel free to follow and comment. A Bientot!
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