Vannes, Suscinio, Saint Jacques
We sped into Vannes on the motorway, parked, and went into the old city to
have lunch — an excellent tortellini quatre fromage and fish lasagne
in the "Villa Valencia", though the service was a bit slow. After that
we visited the Museum of Prehistory and went up onto the ramparts.
Following an indication on our map, we drove south to a Réserve Naturelle
on the estuary, where we saw some birds and did a short loop walk.
Next stop was Suscinio Castle. This resembles everyone's cliched idea
of a castle, and is being painstakingly restored. It has exhibits
of tiles and tapestries, and videos and other information about the
We stopped at the supermarket in Sarzeau, then continued to St Jacques,
where we settled in what seemed to be the only hotel in town. This had
a nice view over the harbour, but otherwise St Jacques didn't seem very
exciting — a sleepy little resort town — and it was hard
to see why the guidebook had even mentioned it.
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