Monthly Archives: October 2009

Paris, Headed home – Sunday, October 18 2009

Dunhua We all assembled, even with our bags sans elevator, in the lobby a little early.  We asked the front desk to call a cab to get to the Denfert Rochereau station to catch the B RER to Charles de Gaulle.  … Continue reading

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Vannes/Paris, Saturday, October 17, 2009

toploftily We arrived at the train station in Vannes, dropped off the rental at Europcar, and caught our train to Rennes where we would change to a train to Paris.  The train to Rennes was a regional train, all seats were … Continue reading

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Brittany, Friday, October 16, 2009 – Last Day

On our last day in Brittany, we decided to tour the eastern portion of Loire-Atlantique to find out how they farm salt from the sea. We drove to Guerande, walked through the old town, its ramparts dating to the 14th … Continue reading

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Quimper, Thursday, October 15, 2009

Another sunny day, but a little cooler! We drove the 60 miles plus or minus (about 1 hour and ten minutes) to Quimper.  We parked along the quai along the Odet River.  Quimper is also at the confluence of two … Continue reading

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Carnac, Market day – Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Market Day in Carnac We walked up toward the center of Carnac to the central parking lot where the market is held.  Since it was after the season, the market was very small.  We had hoped to pick up a … Continue reading

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Carnac, Tuesday, October 13, 2009

We mapped a route to take advantage of Brittany’s coastline and to see its fishing villages and centers.  From Carnac, we headed to Quimperle, an inland town where the Isole and Elle rivers meet. We walked the lower and upper … Continue reading

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Brittany, Monday October 12, 2009

Mike was up early to call Europcar to try to straighten out our lack of rental car.  Finally he was able to negotiate picking up the car in Auray and dropping it off at Vannes on Saturday when we leave.  … Continue reading

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Paris/Vannes, Sunday October 11, 2009

Caught train and headed through beautiful countryside towards the western part of France.  Train arrived in Vannes at 1:45 not 1:13.  Mike and Glenn go to get car – office closed. We can get a train to Auray, then bus … Continue reading

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Paris, Saturday October 10 2009

Up early for coffee and croissant at the petit dejeuner at the hotel, then off to catch the train to Versailles. We spent most of the day enjoying the sights of the grand castle and its beautiful gardens.  We entered … Continue reading

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Brussels/Paris, Friday October 9 2009

We checked out of our Hotel, hopped the metro a ½ block a way, took it 4 stops to the train station.  Luckily, we scoped out the route on our way to Bruges and knew where all the elevators and … Continue reading

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