Recently retired, we wanted to take time to discover the North of the Brittany. We take the route of Nantes which opens us the doors of historic Brittany. The route along the highway Bordeaux-Nantes is quickly made then we leave this main line to go towards Redon and discover it the barges which cast anchor at the edge of the numerous locks along the Vilaine.
The next day, we follow the Valley of the Vilaine which leads us to Rennes. Stroll in the old districts, the discovery of the Garden of Thabor as well as the Parliament and to have (late !) lunch in a local creperie are going to enjoy our day of discovery which ends along the Rance, not far from Saint Malo. Our third day takes place on the edges of the Emerald Coast : Point of Grouin (where we take advantage of a viewpoint on the Mont Saint-Michel!), Saint Lunaire beaches, Lancieux and St Cast Le Guildo, then we go up to the Cape Fréhel.
We followed the coast to Ploubazlanec and Ile de Bréhat. This night close to the ocean, rocked by the noise of waves made work our imagination of journeys and discoveries and us fall asleep quietly in the “1st floor room” of our van … The next day, we take the direction of Perros Guirec and the Côte de Granit Rose (Pink Granite Coast, really pink !) to embark towards the Nature reserve of Seven Islands (thank you Noann for the visit!).
Of return at the end of the day on dry land, we find our campervan and go not far from the Point of the Sphinx to spend overnight. Then it’s time to think on the way back southward … In 2 days, us “coupons” through lands and while zigzagging and by crossing numerous Breton villages (Kermaria, saint Clet, Merzer, Pontivy, Rohan, Josselin) which we return towards Redon. The famous forest of Broceliande diverts us from our road and we stop the day in these lands full of legends.
We shall not see Merlin the Magician, but we make a very pleasant stroll where only the songs of birds come to decorate the peace of this beautiful forest. Almost the end of our breakaway, and a new stop at the edge of barges and of the Vilaine let us think that it stay in us some more of things to be seen and to discover in Brittany ! The highway returns us towards Bordeaux the next day and it is with a lot of pleasure that we spent these few days in a quite new and very well conceived vehicle … When could we leave again ? ”