Monday, 2 June 2014


On the north Brittany coast Paimpol is a pleasant fishing port, we stopped for lunch as there were several restaurants open on the quay, it was a Monday when in many parts of France restaurants and cafes seem to close at lunchtime. Following our usual practice of eating where the locals go we tried L’Islandais, which as you can see had plenty of competition. Old world charm, the clocks not working and good cooking, not a pizza in sight! I did wonder if they'd miss that gorgeous art nouveau lamp. 

We both had the daurade (sea bass), fantastic and it was only about 10€.
I just had to take that immaculate 2CV especially as I’d wanted one in my youth but have never owned one; how ever my C3 is styled to have similar lines.
Images 007 to 009 are at the tiny fishing port of Loquivy a few km north of Paimpol which IMHO is over hyped in the tourist guides.
If you are wondering why there are few, if any, people pictures from Brittany it’s due to the very strict French privacy laws and my reluctance to have a chat with the local Gendarmes. You may get away with candid street shots in a big tourist city/town but not in rural France.
As before there are images from both of us, again can you tell?  If you think you know, why not say so in the comments box?

Tony Middleton

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