Big beach and nice laid back ambiance , this is Carnac!

And here we are on another Saturday already with sunny nice weather temps around 20C or about 70F no rain,just perfect for the beach. We need to move on so with the boys we came back to our family nice beats in our corner of the world. We used to come here a lot with mom as it is only 24 km or about 15 miles from our house. Proving this love for the area ,I counted 7 posts in my blog on the beach town. Of course, I am talking about Carnac, in the Morbihan Breton.

But wait, these are really two towns in one. First, we have Carnac bourg or the inland city with the main Church and city hall; and then we have Carnac plage or beachside with the big beach, shops, restos and just laid back ambiance. See next post on the beach side

With seven posts here will not give you the history of it, just that the alignments here are Unesco World Heritage Site. Let me tell you it is just down from my house on the D768 and then a quick turn into the D119 to Carnac bourg , really easy and as we got early by 10h30 we found easy parking at the place de la Chapelle next to the Pre History museum and right by the tourist office. This weekend as it was a Pentecost holiday  we had free parking too here. We took a quick tour of the tourist office as I think it is always essential no matter how many times you come to a place. There are always changes and we notice. Forgot to tell you about the official megalith alignment page in English here: The Menhirs alignment of Carnac

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arriving city center bourg Carnac

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going to Carnac D119 road

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side of pre history museum on place de la Chapelle

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entrance to pre history museum

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place de la Chapelle back of tourist office

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Chapelle de la congregation place de la Chapelle

Place de la Chapelle with hotel marine and afar Church St Cornély

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rue du tumulus next to tourist office

place de la chapelle tourist office

The town is very nice and small on the bourg side and then a short ride to the beach side for more walks. Other than the Pre History museum , webpage here; http://www.museedecarnac.com/en/accueil.html

The other must to see here is the Church Saint Cornély, a jewel itself and one of the best renaissance Churches in France! It is from the 17C. Tourist office in English here: http://www.carnactourism.co.uk/detail/fbff08068c24da45a957692628c4e564/549825

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Saint Cornely Church altar

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Saint Cornely Church back side

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Saint Cornely Church bell tower and St Cornely statue

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Saint Cornely Church front entrance

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Saint Cornely Church organ

There is a huge choice of shops and restos here. One of our favorite shopping for souvenirs and gifts is Korrigans on rue Saint Cornély just off the Church. They have no webpage but easy to find just go around the Church on your right hand side facing it. The other is an old timer used to be called Cozy restaurant , it was the first place I ate here back in 2011. Well , as we can’t keep up with the choices and changes around here lol! They have new owners and new name not tested yet call Les Caprices d’Anaïs. Here is their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Les-caprices-dAna%C3%AFs-1017058998335526/

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Korrigans Breton novelties

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Korrigans gift store off rue Saint Cornely my boys outside

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korrigans souvenirs of Brittany inside

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les caprices d’Anais now old Cozy inner patio

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les caprices d’Anais front old cozy

Again, so much to see here on the bourg , city center. Thinking about, will do a second post on the beachside, so can show you more photos. This is one to come with the whole family if ever in this corner of the world and of course let me know ok.

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the Kermario megalith stone Unesco world heritage site

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more of the lovely Place de la Chapelle

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plenty of gifts off rue Saint Cornely by the Church

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rue Saint Cornely further from the square of same name

This is  a lovely town again I insist a must to see with the family. We love it and now many memories for us coming here with my Martine . I hope you enjoy it too as we do. Again, happy travels, good health ,and many cheers! Enjoy the weekend

 

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