Thursday, August 14, 2014

Saints' Shore Way


Yesterday took my friend Jeanne out for a day on the Baie de Morlaix coast, an area covered in the Saints' Shore Way book I researched and wrote early last year for the Morlaix and Lannion tourist boards. We had a windy picnic at St Samson and walked past the imposing Pierre Double (with the island fortress of the Chateau du Taureau ever-present in the background). Brief visits to Le Guerzit and Le Diben followed by a drink at Terenez completed our very leisurely trip, with no rain despite dire forecasts.

4 comments:

Lucy said...

I've been reading back over your Saints' Shore Way book lately. Would you recommend going to the Ch√Ęteau du Taureau? All the times we've been that way we've never visited it, but as our visit this year will coincide with the Journ√©es du Patrimoine, and as we sadly no longer have dear old Molly with us, I thought we might make the trip.

WM said...

Hi Lucy - very sorry about Molly. Yes, I think the Chateau du Taureau is worth a visit for its oddity and sad history. The ghosts of political prisoners and abandoned mentally ill members of aristocratic families lend a melancholic tinge, but it is architecturally interesting and gives a whole new perspective of the magnificent bay.

Jeanne said...

It is really a magnificent landscape and a perfect place for walking. My new favorite place for a good day by the sea !

WM said...

Thanks, Jeanne. It's great in winter too when there's hardly anybody about.