Sea shore - The Atlantic
Protruding into the sea on the northwestern edge of France, Brittany and the department of Finistere is also the most northwesterly point in Europe. Being exposed to the Atlantic winds in winter it has a drama that justifies the name 'Finistere' in end of the earth. Its warm summers are thanks to in part to the influence of the Gulf Stream.
Be waterproof and don't forget the camera
The usual stuff, depending on what you do. Even in summer, it is good to have a raincoat and a warm jumper with you. You might never use them but if you do, you'll be glad you packed them. You can find everything locally so no worries there. Don't forget a polarising filter. The sky can turn an amazing blue and the sunsets are unforgettable. A swimsuit is essential, with all the associated beach stuff.
I actually went back to Brest after tasting this area for the first time early December 2004. I had ealier visited this beautiful town by air, and I wasn't satisfied. So, I did it again by road. This second journey, give me a pleasure that is difficult to erase from my memory.
It takes about 5hrs 30 minutes to drive from Paris to Brest.
This picture was taken during my first trip, I have always wanted to be here. However, when the opportunity came, it was unexpected.. I was here this time, not as a tourist, but in official capacity. Thus, I did not really put my foot on the ground.
On my second trip, I had no plans originally to visit Cesson. However, when I ran out of Gas on my way back, I had to leave the N12 highway and branch to the nearest town as the car was flickring red.
So, I was in Cesson by providence, and, it was a beauty. This town is about half way between Paris and Brest.