360 Adventure of Concarneau, France - Awesome Port Town



360 Adventure of Concarneau, France 

Port Town in France


This town came about with me looking for a nice break from driving town, but we soon realized this town should have been on our main list, for it is delightful.  I loved it being right on the ocean.  I loved how adorable the town was, but the most delightful part was that there is a bridge that goes out by the the city clock tower, and then under a tunnel that goes out onto an island in the harbor.  On that island is the cutest street lined with restaurants and shops.


Things I found interesting about this town, was that this area is called Breton (or Brittany).  For years it had its own language, and is its own commune in France.  It historically was a center for shipbuilding.  The shops are aimed at tourists with such well thought out things to buy, but not  cheap souvenir type shops.  We were delighted with the stores and the fun things they had.  The one end of the island is connected to the main town by the bridge, but the other side has a ferry that goes to a village of Lanriec on the other side of the harbor.
If you are lucky and happen to be in this town in August, they have a Festival of the blue nets or Filets Bleus and is one of the oldest and largest of the festivals in Brittany.  Lots of traditional dress and events.
Check out the events here.

 http://www.festivaldesfiletsbleus.bzh/#


Here is the street along the harbor in the main part of town, if you turn 180 degrees you can see the bridge to cross over into the Fort that is below.
Above is on bridge looking towards city clock tower, and it you turn right there is the bridge to cross under to get into the Fort Island 


Island Fort in Concarneau France



If you turn on a side street in the Fort you can find small doors out of the fort to see the fort wall and the harbor outside.

If you liked this small taste of Concareau, France, you should click on the Google Earth Link Below,
Concarneau, France Google Earth Link

then click on the little Dude in the Bottom corner, and then any blue dot or line to see more.  
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LA ROCHELLE, FRANCE
LaRochelle was a fabulous Harbor town where they did the Red Bull Diving competition off the tower on the left.  It is rich with fascinating history, and constantly has beautiful catamarans sailing n and out of the harbor.  It has an adorable market, and good food, and spectacular ocean views with historical towers and beautiful buildings.  Definitely one of my husbands favorite places on our Tour of France. Check it out in 360 Degrees.
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BEACH OF THE MOLE
This Fabulous Pirate Town is gorgeous and has some of the most fabulous history of pirates collecting money from any boat sailing up the English Channel. It became such a wealthy town that it was mostly left alone by Brittany and France.  I love being here on the off times when it is a little more quiet and you can just relax and enjoy the shops and the crepes. Check it out in 360 Degrees. 

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or MY FAVORITE QUAINT TOWN IN FRANCE
COLMAR FRANCE
My goal in out Tour of France, was to tour the Border of France and see all the cultures from the different cultures that exist on the borders.  This cute town was our Germany like Quaint Town in France.  Of all the towns we went to, this one we hated to leave the most.  There was such great food here.  The church was beautiful. The canal was similar to Annecy France (which I also liked a lot
Annecy Link, ) but this towns Canal with its flowers and boats captured more of my heart.  If you want to see more of our Quaint Towns in our Tour of France (14 days of 8 cultures and 3 oceans while still in France) , just type in FRANCE in the search bar.  


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of MY FAVORITE MEDIEVAL TOWN WAS A TOSS UP BETWEEN
LOCRANON, FRANCE
Locranon I loved for it was Medieval but yet still alive just like  Carcosonne France (our Spanish Medieval city with the Largest wall) 
Locronan's church and heroin gives this place an interesting history.  It has a fabulous bakery, wonderful rock paved streets, and it is just magical in the evening when the lights go on. Of course lots of fun side streets to explore and some cool trails on the perimeter of the town. 

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and MY OTHER FAVORITE MEDIEVAL TOWN that also has the cute narrow side streets to explore, cute quaint shops and restaurants to explore is PEROUGES FRANCE
It was just delightful from the moment we entered the town.  If you make it here, you definitely need to wander through the side streets until you find the cute Steam Punk store with all the amazing gadgets there.


This really was an amazing Tour of France. I loved our focus of exploring a quaint town near each different country border so we felt like we experienced multiple countries yet never left France and didn't drive as far.  It was brilliant.   If you want to see all the places we traveled, just use the search magnifying glass at the top right and type in France to see more of this fun vacation.








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