Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Perros-Guirec

Gentle friends I thought I would show some snaps of our home base in Brittany, Perros-Guirec. 
  • Perros" comes from the Breton word "Penn" (cap, tip, end) and "roz" (hillside, hill down to the sea);
  • "Guirec" (in French) or "Gireg"(in Breton) is the name of Saint Guirec, a monk from the Channel to evangelize the Bretons of the time
  There are actually two towns, one down around the Port and harbour.... and the old town up above reachable by the corniches that criss-cross across the sides of the hills.  Our House, Ker Juillette, over looked the beach of Trestrignel one of two lovely beaches in Perros-Guirec.......

.... taken form the house with the tide in.......

... the same shot (sort of) with the tide going out.....  we walked down to the beach and I got these shots....

.... I took this shot from the sea-wall, the beach is wide and lovely, and there were quite a few families a folks enjoying the sunny day......

 ... walking towards the rock outcrop and then over the rocks was not as easy as I thought.....

... after the tide goes out the rocks still hold lots of pools and things......  the entire area is know for the pink granite and is called the Cote de Granit Rose.  We drove down to Ploumanac'h and stopped at the light house and to see the gorgeous rocks/boulders of pink granite......


from the lighthouse looking towards the Port of Ploumanac'h.....

.... looking out towards the Sept-Iles (seven Islands) a protected area that is a breeding ground for puffins....

In the upper Old Town of Perros-Guriec is the......

...pink granite medieval Church of Saint-Jacques - it was never open while I was there, so I didn't get a chance to go in and get any snaps.....across from the church is the Boulangerie (bakery) that we went to every morning, Ty Coz....

 .... they open at 6 am and we were there by 6:30 picking up the daily bag of croissant, baguettes and on occasion some pain au chocolat........ 

.... my breakfast of champions while staying at Ker Juliette - there where only tiny tea cups in the house so I used a small bowl for my coffee, I like big cups of coffee with honey and cream..... 

That about wraps up the Brittany part of my vacation...... now on to Paris.  Thanks so much for sticking with me and my trip, I do hope you are enjoying it as much as I am!!

Take care,
edgar

12 comments:

ariadne said...

The French drink their coffee or tea in such bowls I think!Lovely tour again!Any sea glass?AriadnefromGreece!

cucki said...

Wow so beautiful :)
Huge hugs x

gracie said...

Wonderful pictures

Julie said...

The beach looks so tranquil

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Yes Edgar, I'm enjoying your trip immensely. You can't stay in France without eating croissants every morning:-)

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Oh Edgar, your trip posts are truly a treat! I'll look forward to Paris, my most favorite city in the world.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

I am so enjoying tagging along on your travels! Such lovely pictures. :)

Krista said...

What gorgeous photos and amazing adventure you have had! That lighthouse is wonderful, so different! Thank you for sharing.

Margaret said...

What a view you had from your house! Wow! I love seeing the ocean, and the views and the vista and wow!

Barb said...

What a lovely place to stay. Any place that close to the sea looks good to me.

Kate said...

A place we've not visited but I'll be sure to add it to our list. The view from your window is just so perfect - I love to be near the water. A good boulangerie is vital, we weren't fortunate enough to find one on our trip this year - first time ever. Thanks for sharing your trip.

Catherine said...

Beautiful photos!