You'll depart from the pier and be driven to Locronan, a lovely medieval village considered one of the most picturesque in France. The village once prospered from sailcloth manufacturing. Traces of its ‘golden age’ are found in the granite houses built during the renaissance, its old well, large church, and pretty chapel.
Your guide will share the story of Saint Ronan, the town’s church, built in the 15th century. It is remarkable for its stone vaulting and the 15th-century stained-glass windows that depict scenes of the Passion. The pulpit decoration relates the life of Saint Ronan.
After the visit to the church, you can explore the fine houses and craft workshops of Locronan at your leisure. You may be tempted to taste the famous and delicious ‘kouign-amann’, a traditional Breton buttery cake, while we enjoy our lunch in a creperie.
After lunch you'll be driven to the medieval town of Quimper, where you’ll have a guided walking tour of the city. Quimper, once completely walled, has retained many characteristics of a medieval town. The city center is dominated by the twin spires of the Cathedral of Saint Corentin. Trademen’s districts, alleyways, and timber-framed houses stand side-by-side with aristocratic, granite mansions, and the initial traces of urbanization, which began in the 18th century.
Starting from the banks of the Odet River, you’ll enter Breton history and culture while strolling with your guide through typical streets and seeing interesting places in the old city center. You’ll visit the Cathedral of Saint Corentin, originally constructed between the 13th and 15th centuries, and reflecting the wealth and the originality of Gothic art and architecture in Brittany. You’ll admire its fine, stained-glassed windows and discover who the enigmatic ‘Santig Du’ was.
There will be free time to explore the town at your leisure before the drive back to Brest.
- Lunch is included
- Language: English
- Max. participants: 120