PL?DRAN 15 MINUTES AWAY FROM THE BEACH..
10 minutes away from the city centre of SAINT-BRIEUC....
The wood of Pl?dran (132 ha)is near the baie d'YFFINIAC.
There is a Pracours d'Orientation
L'Espace Ludique ( play ground)
Les Circuits de petite et grande randonn?e (on foot or by bike)
It tells us about 5000 years of history:
MEGALITHES covered lanes and MENHIRS
Pont Gallo-Romain: bridges of Roman times
Chapelles et Calvaires: chapels and calvaires
Chateaux et manoir: Castles and Mansions
Vestiges de fortresse Viking: remnants of a Viking fortress
Exposition sur les Vikings: life in camp P?ran rue du centre 17 ouvert = open July and August 2PM - 5PM (not on Mondays and Thursdays)
WELCOME TO MY ST. BRIEUC PAGE......:-)
" ST. BRIEUC EN BRETAGNE....."
Several times already I have been touring Bretagne two times I spent a fortnight at ST. BRIEUC....in the North.
This is a lovely and ancient town where you can easily spend a holiday especially when you are by car or when you rent a car......
It is the economic and cultural centre of the Côtes d'Armor and is the most important town in the Departement, with an agglomeration of 100.000 inhabitants.
It is a touristic cross roads between the two axes of communication of Brittany and thus ideal for a stay!
It was founded in 482 by a monk who came from le Pays de Galles (Brieuc) and it is one of the places on the 7 stages/halting places of the Pilgrimage of "TRO BREIZ".
You can arrive by train: 3 hrs. by TGV (= Train de Grande Vitesse = very fast train for which you have to book in advance!!) from Paris.
4 hrs. by car via the AUTOROUTE
(awfully busy in high season!)
1.h. 15 from Paris by plane
By sea: car ferries for the UK from Roscoff or St. Malo (France)
by boats destined for the ENGLISH-NORMANDIC islands from St. Malo (France).
The coast is fantastic, LIGHTHOUSES galore , and the interior is strewn with flowers and green: GREAT......
The Rue Notre-Dame leads to the Gothic Fountain of St.Brieuc dating from the 15th Century.
A lane leads to the riverbeds of the river Gouët and river Gouëdic (the little Gouët.)
Originally the town was founded in between these two deep valleys and there are several bridges of which the Pont de Gouëdic dates from 12th-13th Century.
The railway bridge and the Pont Harel-de-la-Noë are the most beautiful ponts.
A stair of 200 steps leads from the Pont du Gouët to the Tertre Notre Dame which will reward you with a nice view over old St. Brieuc.
" LE LéGUé....."
This is the harbour of St. Brieuc in the little suburb of %^s4 CESSON where I stayed with a very friendly family of 5!
Each day I went to this harbour for a grandiose walk: sometimes the water was receding, like in this photo and sometimes the water swished into the harbour to revive all boats that were lamely lying in the clay, waiting for the high tide...... High tide means life......
And at the same time work, loading and unloading could again go on....
" ON OTHER DAYS I COULD GO FOR A SWIM...."
I was here to be immerged in FRENCH.....
In the Netherlands I can't practise my French so I have to go to France for some courses now and again, not to use my Fluency, the skill that is most difficult to develop and at the same time the skill that you lose quickest.....USE IT OR LOSE IT!!
There is more about St. Brieuc in my BRETAGNE PAGES......DO HAVE A LOOK THERE IF YOU FEEL LIKE IT!