The Wild West of France

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Pointe du Raz - The Wild West of France Brittany

Pointe du Raz – The Wild West of France Brittany

 

The Point du Raz in the far west of Brittany in the department of Finistère,  is known as the wild west of France for its rugged scenery and the fact that it’s the most westerly point in France.

Little did we know when walking it recently that this also applies to the bus service! There we were having walked all day from the town of Audierne, a pretty place with a bustling quayside and narrow streets. We toiled up and down cliffs, exhilarated by the magnificent views. Arriving at the tip we discovered a throng of tourist coaches, well, it is one of the most visited attractions in France.  What we also discovered is that the local bus service back to Audierne only runs at weekends.

Quelle disastre!

A brief chat to the local tourist office generated a list of taxi firms which got us no nearer to Audierne. We finally decided to walk the 8 miles back to town, having already completed 12 miles. Luckily, resorting to the trusty thumb got us a lift in just a few minutes from two very charming young French guys from Paris on their first visit to Brittany. In return for their hospitality I gave them a full run down of the attractions of this beautiful area which I’ve visited many times.

We finally arrived in Audierne where we indulged in the time honoured French pastime of sitting on a café terrace, facing the port, drinking coffee, in the late afternoon sunshine.

The perfect end to the perfect day.

Audierne - Brittany

Audierne – Brittany

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