| exploring Quimperlé, Brittany

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Above is the town of Quimperlé, very picturesque however extremely quiet that day, because it was a Monday. Anyone having tried go to town in France in Monday will understand this issue - nothing is open! It is seen as a rest day for retail unlike in England, therefore we didn't spend long here. Nevertheless we explored the nooks and crannies of Quimperlé before leaving, and discovered the Eglise Notre Dame bang in the middle of the centre.
The third picture shows the inside, quite minimal on the whole but with a large focus on stained-glass windows. It had a very serene atmosphere, and given that the room was small, I got the sense that it is very community based, with a loyal set of attendees.  

The town, much like many in Brittany was centred around a town square with small cafés and shops lining the edges. After making our way down sloping steps into another section of the city, I was taken aback by the view from the bridge in the second picture. A gorgeous river ran underneath, and we sat down in one of the few bars open in the town straight across. My sister and I were without a doubt the youngest people in there; it was full of old men drinking wine at lunchtime, discussing the newspapers and gossiping. I loved people watching the few that were in the town, as they led very relaxed lifestyles and took their time to enjoy their surroundings.

Thanks for reading! xx

1 comment

  1. This looks like such a cute place :)

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