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July 2, 2017

Bénodet , The Riviera Bretonne

The main reason of me coming today Sunday was to visit this beach town. We made teh best of the day and visited other towns, see previous post. However, Bénodet was it. It is part of the new  Riviera Bretonne and a five stars beach area. The town is located in the pays Fouesnantais,and extends from the cove of Penfoul (extension of the river Odet) to the small harbor of Sainte-Marine (Combrit) located across in the pays Bigouden,until the cove of petit Moulin and the cove of Groasguen that opens to the white sea ( a lagoon that creates a small interior sea between the towns of Fouesnant and Bénodet). More on the tourism here

To discover the new tourist designation of the Riviera Bretonne and its towns of Bénodet, Fouesnant-les Glénan, and La Fôret-Fouesnant/Port La Fôret see here in French:

Bénodet is easily reach from my house; a little more than an hour along the N165 to exit just by Quimper that tells you Bénodet, here take the road D44 and just follow the signs! More on getting there from the tourist office here :

This is really a beach, sea town with connections to the gorgeous Glénan islands on the Vedette de l’Odet , as well as the river. This trips are taken from the harbor area, and there is a wonderful marina too.

You have several choices of beaches but I will tell you two. Coq plage has a nice Coq lighthouse and a bigger Pyramide lighthouse inland; with beautiful mansions and a nice beach for the entire family. Then, you come to Trez plage ,the main circular one with all the actions,and amenities even changing stalls and many with direct access to the mansions behind them.

I took a picture of a great mansion, and behold it is a Moorish minaret and indeed a wonderful nice restaurant L’Alhambra,  that should be hit next time by yours truly; rather than tell you , here it is better explained:

Of course ,there is a nice seaside museum and casino Barriére that I should be back too; this was just a sample and the place looks marvelous. There is ,also, a Escale Spa! and a Carousel for kids on a hill overlooking the harbor and beaches.

It is very much a Riviera by a river and many upscale amenities with a clean , chic , quaint outlook; we drove by the residential areas and all looks wonderful.

Entering town you can stop to the Biscuiterie de Bénodet for some goodies from the area and Brittany in general. This is on the D44 road coming into town, or out; more here:

See the wonderful Chapelle  de Perguet as this was the name of the town until 1878! and the Church! More here:

see the beach bordering nice Corniche de la Mer and Corniche de l’Estuaire along the set up concert structure for the summer; and the great pasarelle with more changing rooms and the Children playground on the beach.

You will see the Petit  Train passing along the beach area, quaint always nice for a ride with the family;and the wonderful beaches sights. More on the train here:

In all, it was a good trip, really enjoyed the town, and sure will be back for more in detail look at Bénodet. For the moment, enjoy the photos.

Have a great Sunday y’all ,happy travels and good health to do so : Cheers.



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July 2, 2017

Lesconil, again the Finistére!

On an unusual Sunday , we could not resist to stay home with so much beauty all around us and plenty to still see here. So on a cloudy looming rain day and cool 15C we set out for the neighboring department 29 of Finistére.

We took a winding ride by car on the N165 by passing the town on my next post we reach on the D44 and later the D102 roads the towns of Fouesnant, La Fôret-Fouesnant, Plobannalec, and Lesconil.

Fouesnant, and La Fôret-Fouesnant are part of the Riviera Bretonne and plenty of beaches on really much better time than today. More on it here in English:

We came to Fouesnant on the day of a trocs et puces or barter and flea market event, the city center/Downtown was packed and lively.  Passing by more quiet La Fôret-Fouesnant

We went on the road D44 to Pont l’Abbé, never visited and really not much to see here, so we continue our journey. More on the town here:

We continue our discovery ride into the nice town of Plobannalec  right on the edge of the Pays Bigoudin Breton. The town here first impression was nice and a wonderful historical Church.

We reach the end of the road until decided to come back home. However,not before reaching the sister city of Lesconil a fisherman’s harbor paradise. Here you have all the action around the harbor with lots of fisherman’s boat even if the trade has almost disappear, you can still see plenty of boats and the off island of Men ar Groas visible from the harbor deck. There is a lively square with plenty of restaurants and shops and a really good in the Cantine de Mer. Good one from the menu and prices not try as we were heading home early on a Sunday. You can even see the friendly seagull that came to welcome me in the harbor looking for food seems so used to that and is not good to do so please. More on the harbor here:

In French how to come to this area on many modes of transports:

In all as usual ,it was a pleasant trip to get to know another area of our belle Bretagne. These are pick and savor and family decisions we will be back eventually. Enjoy your Sunday, Cheers

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