Europe 2011

Quiberon: 4-5 June

 

Quiberon was the first of three seaside towns in Brittany where we were staying. It was different from the others in that it was a beach resort. This the beach at dusk, not long after we arrived. *

 

 

In the sun the next afternoon. Note the sand sculptures at left. *

 

On the eastern side of Quiberon is Port Haliguen ... *

 

with a large marina attached to a working harbour. *

 

Quiberon is out on a long, thin peninsula. The shoreline at Carnac, on the mainland, is low and marshy.

 

 

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The beach at Churchill Point. *

 

There were many expensive boats in the harbour at La Trinité. *

 

For us, the main reason for coming to this area was to see the extraordinary prehistoric stones of Carnac. There are dolmens ... *

 

 

and enclosures ... †

 

and menhirs ... †

 

but the most amazing scenes are the alignments of standing stones, stretching for more than a kilometre. †

 

 

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From Quiberon, we went on to the rather more savage scenery of Le Conquet.

 

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