Awaken To Cape Frehel, Brittany

Bonjour mes amis,

Today I thought we’d take a refreshing trip to Cape Frehel at the tip of Brittany’s Peninsular between Dinard and Saint Briuec. There is no better place to clear our thoughts and simply breathe in the delicious sea air to feed our own inner sanction.

Walk along the headland on a single path edged in tufty grasses…

to the sheer cliffs of the Emerald Coast where the sea carves out its sandstone and slate rock into all sorts of glorious geological formations and interesting reefs, secluded bays and caves. All this at a perpendicular drop of about seventy metres below!

And they don’t call it “Emerald” for nothing!

And on a clear day you can see right out to the beautiful Channel Islands.

And you’ll be hard pressed to find a more spectacular panoramic view into the beyond and a sense of complete freedom up here.

Don’t forget to visit the two lighthouses too. One built in the 1950’s and the locals tell me that the other was actually built by Vauban under the reign of  King Louis XIV!

Or discover (about 4km away) the fortified castle of Fort La Latte, built in the 14th century of medieval times. This fortress has been positioned right on the cliff face at the Baye de la Fresnaye. My french awakening could imagine the horrendous boom of canons fired at the Fort in numerous battles over time.

Today, the whole area is a walker’s paradise amongst the heather and wild flowers, so invest in some good quality hiking boots before you visit. Even Zsa Zsa had to leave Park Avenue for ‘Green Acres’ at some point and you’ll be so glad you did!

In fact, if the gorgeous free spirited Billy Connolly was here, I’m sure he’d consider dancing naked at Cape Frehel, as he did at Stonehenge that very adventurous day.  You may not go to that length, but allow Brittany’s  spectacular coast absorb your every being- carrying all your thoughts (and wrigglies) into the wind as the  gulls and cormorants scream past into the blue skies above. It’s brilliant!

You can even indulge in lunch if need be at the nearby restaurant with the million dollar views, tucked away amongst the eagles’ nests. That’s if you can trek to it’s location. Here you can ponder you’re refreshing change devouring local Breton produce and wine!

And if you don’t want to go home ever, there are plenty of campsites along the coast with very low rental!

There is such freedom in adventure don’t you think?

P.S If you’re reading this Billy, always stay as beautiful and inspirational as you were at Stonehenge! x

Au Revoir,

Best Wishes, Therese Waddell

copyright@2010 Therese Waddell


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