Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Visit to Chateauneuf du Faou

Monday 25th April 2016

Today we took a trip to Chateauneuf du Faou. The town isn't far from us and we've been meaning to go for a while now. We had been planning to go to the coast today but the forecast wasn't good at all so we plumped for Chateauneuf du Faou. Don't ask me how to pronounce that... Even our Breton friends say they find it difficult!

Chateauneuf du Faou (Breton- Kastell Nevez-ar-Faou) is situated on a hill overlooking the Nantes-Brest Canal which is the canalised River Aulne. 

We parked down by the river and decided to walk along the riverside path and explore the town later. 


In the distance, up on the hill, you can see Château de Trévarez. This stately home, built in 1893, was taken over by the occupying Germans during World War II and bombed by the Royal Air Force in 1944. 




We had a good walk and came across two impressive weirs. The weather stayed fine with just a few spots of rain. 







After our walk we went up to the town. The shops were mostly shut due it being lunchtime and Monday! We found a nice pizzeria and both ordered their Plat du Jour which was Pork Marsala. It never ceases to amaze me that a French town can be so quiet and it seems like there's no one there at all but you enter a restaurant and it's so busy. I always think, 'Ah, this is where everyone is!'

After lunch we went home and spent some time in the garden. 

Thanks for popping by!

Maggie xx

2 comments:

  1. Love French lunch times, nothing is hardly ever open!! Looks like a lovely spot and as ever in France it has amazing history. Keep well Diane

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  2. Fascinating! Thank you for sharing it all!

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