Quiberon, not bad even in the rain lol!

Well today went back to Quiberon is about 40 minutes by car from my house so it will be backyard heavens in the Morbihan of Brittany for me. As usual we entered by the Castle of Turpault.

The experiences here are always good, today was the only time it rain. Well its raining all over the region even chez moi.. That didn’t stop us from going over, a rendevous was missed but will hopefully catch up later. The tourist office for a recall at Quiberon is at http://www.quiberon.com/

You still have chance for the tire bouchon train for about 2,90€ from Quiberon to Auray to get there,and by car is easy off the N165 direction quiberon alll the way to city center, before you past by Plouhernel a nice town today it has a market or marché. A wonderful scenic drive is to get on the côte sauvage from Portivy , a panel will tell you to turn right for it.

Here we had our usual walk around the quaint streets of Quiberon city center, and along the beach, harbor, and fisherman coop front all the smell of the sea even on a rainy day was wonderful and good for the soul.  It was raining light and gusts of winds, but we still walk all over lol!

The church or Église Notre-Dame-de-Locmaria is at the entrance to the old section towards the beaches in city center Quiberon, we were just in before a wedding was to take place, very nice. It was built in the 15C , and very imposing building as you enter the town just past the train station or gare de  Quiberon, where we usually park as today for free.

In our walk we visited some of our favorites in town, such as

Les Dauphins de la presqu’ile, 17 Rue de Verdun where you can buy gorgeous decoration, mugs, plates, bags, food items and all kinds of trinkets to fill your home with goodies. webpage , http://lesdauphinsdelapresquile.com/

La Trinitaine, 13 Rue de Verdun, has my favorite breton biscuits and cookies in the area, madeleines, fish canning etc, nice,webpage http://www.latrinitaine.com/magasins/quiberon/

Chocolatier et caramelier le  Roux, 18 Rue de Port Maria , absolotely mouthful of flavor and quality in chocolates and caramel,the Breton way. A must in town. The Quiberon store and others including Paris, webpage http://www.chocolatleroux.com/Nos-boutiques?PHPSESSID=0d46c123f520b73fcc9994fea5e49712

Arc en Ciel, 22 Rue de  Port Maria, this is a flower shop but not your ordinary one, here you find quaint decorations friendly expert service in a gorgeous setting , for the flower pot in you; no web, tel +33(0)2.97.50.20.83

Boulangerie Yves et Diane Deniard, 33 rue de Port Maria, macaroons par excellent at an Euro a piece and mouthful, glorious in many flavors and nicely package for take home. Also, great breads and pastries in a traditional bakery and pastry shop, Tel 33 (0)2 97 50 19 87, no webpage.

Boulangerie patissérie Riguidel, 38 Rue de Port Maria , this is an institution here, and the especialty is the breton cakes especially the kouign amann done by fisherman that came from pays bigouden when Quiberon was one of the first port of sardines in France.  email for orders at maisons-riguidel@orange.fr and tel +33 (0)2 97 50 07 41.

Another stop to see if something can be brough home is the fish market in front of the church in city center Quiberon before heading to the beach, this is the Les Viviers Quiberonnais, 3 place Eglise, tel +33 02.97.50.07.87  , great fishes and seafood as fresh as you can get them out of the water. If you need to cook while around here lol!! love it.

I take an exception to tell you about a nice night time entertainement that is to please young and old alike right in Port Maria area as above businesses are, quaint, nice,and safe. Le Suroit  is on 29 rue de Port Maria; very nice. tel +33 02 97 50 17 84, and its open all year.  Over 50 yrs there and many international stars have supposely gone there, waiting to meet one. Open from 23h to 06H. no web.

We continue on to the end to see the Castle of Turpault, very nice out into the sea, and rumors has it its for sale….http://www.quiberon.com/index.php?id_site=1&option=tourisme&id_page=&idCategorie=10&action=afficherFicheDetail&idFiche=6761&pageX=1

Here at the end you will see a memorial to all the marines and fisherman that have perished at sea, a nice moving memorial.  And then we head back to have our meal, and we stop in one of our favorites there Quai Ouest (funny its translates into Key West as in Florida USA);  here the service and the speed are tops, even under the rain we ate in the covered terrace with heating.  It is at 51 Rue de Port Maria , right at the point along the quai de Belle Ile, tel +33 (0) 2 97 30 52 87 .  Here we had our mackarel in mustard sauce fish, with a fish soup sublime, some of us had mussels in curry sauce, salads ,burgers, heineken beers, and we left with 85€ for five that is reasonable. Then we had our desserts at Quai des Glaces  or ice cream key by the entrance to the grande plage/beach,  1 place Hoche . We had churros the Spanish crumb batter with sugar and caramel sauce that in France they call Chichis too, as well as ice cream cones of 3 scoops and flavors and a four scoops of flavors for 19€ for five. So total complete meal for 104€ for five with the best.

We will be back to Quiberon. Hope you stop by too. Cheers

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