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Pont de Raz

Out next planned stop was for two nights in Locronan, however, the beautiful looking municipal campsite was not open (despite Rough Guide claiming it opens June 1st). So looked round the small but very picturesque town, had a drink and decided to try our luck in Quimper. Got to Quimper and found the municipal site and quickly decided against it. Stuck next to a busy hostel it looked as though it was home to travellers and there was a decidedly dodgy feel to the place. Also there were few grass pitches for tents, so attempting to find signs to some of the privately owned sites we ended up in Benodet a small harbour/beach resort some 10kms south of Quimper.

Benodet was pretty similar to Carnac-Plage although the harbour was quite pretty.

Pont de Raz
There was a smattering of OK restaurants and bars but again nothing special. We stayed at the Camping De Trez, which was a very smart campsite with good clean facilities. Again it was very quiet but I could imagine it getting very busy in peak season.

 

We took a day trip from Benodet to the Pont De Raz, Brittany’s most westerly point and a beautiful stretch of rugged coast. We stopped off at Audierne on the way for a bite to eat and a visit to the Aquarium. Audierne is a busy charming fishing port with a good selection of bars and restaurants. The Aquarium was OK and the tactile tank was very good.

Pont de Raz was surprisingly busy, although we left most of the crowds behind when we scrambled over the rocky peninsula to get to the very tip. There is a few gift shops, a museum/exhibition and a few restaurant bars at the car park. Well worth a visit.

 

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