Archive for July 4th, 2011

July 4, 2011

Carnac, a lot more than stones!!!

Well Carnac is world famous for its monolithic stones an UNESCO world heritage site, they can be impressive. However, my first trip here was to feel the town, see the beach, enjoy the walks ,and get inmerse in this wonderful beach town just 17 kms from my new home.

Here is the tourist office webpage  of Carnac

You can here by bus line 1 from Auray or Vannes or by car off the N165 Nantes-Brest line. I found easy parking by the tourist office and near city center. There is no train station here you get to Auray from Paris montparnasse or Roissy CDG and get on bus line 1 to Carnac.

Plenty of commerces in town, the grande plage is just about 2 kms from city center which i did on foot and was great;nice almond trees just like Florida hehehehe! It is indeed a huge beach very nice white sands for the whole family, actually there are five beaches all around you!!!!.

I ate at Resto Le Cozy and its just that very cozy at the end of a courtyard with open air, very well serve, nice st jacques dish with terrine de colin a fish and local bonnets rouges beers, coffee, just wonderful ,Restaurant Le Cozy, 2 rue Saint Cornély 56340 ,tel +33 02 97 52 60 84.

The city center is very nice with indeed world feel, pretty shops, and nice restos.  The things to see here are the museum of prehistoric where the whereabouts of the monolithics stones are explained as best they can! webpage ,the Church St Cornely of the 18C at pl de l’eglise. There is also several chapels around that attest to the Breton tradition very deep rooted, and of course the monolithic stones which you can find here

In all a very nice family vacation, and friendly relaxed atmostphere with beautiful natural beauty.

Enjoy it! Cheers!!!


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