Friday, August 29, 2014

Ile de Bréhat

The first day of hiking led me to the Ile de Bréhat, also known as the flower island of Bretagne. Is there a better way to start the day than to ride a boat?

Even though it was supposed to be gray and gloomy, the sky was blue and the sun was shining when I arrived on the island!

There is a small but great market taking place every day in the middle of the (only) town with great produce, some directly from the island! It gives you the chance to buy a picknick! This was exactly how I had imagined this vacation to look like!

Half way on the path leading to the lighthouse in the Northern part of the island you will pass another petit marché, next to the house of the local farmer. You can also buy freshly baked organic bread there. I know, this sounds so idyllic it might as well be a lie...

There are no cars on the island which makes it especially idyllic!

After having walked around the island for 3 hours, I sat down in le jardin des coquettes, a small creperie and salon de thé. My galette with ham and cheese together with an organic salad from the island tasted great after my hike.

Back "sur le continent", I hiked another 2 hours back to my hotel in Paimpol!

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