Cory and Sarah's Tour de France 2011 travel blog


mille feuille!

Point du Grouin








seafood platter part two!


Our last day in Cancale started with a couples massage at the spa, followed by a facial for Sarah. Blissful! The weather was on and off raining, and by the time we were ready to get rolling, the rain had stopped. We made our way towards the beach and did a short hike and then...picked up our mille feuille!! And let me tell you, it was worth the wait. Amazing!

After that we decided to play roulette with the weather and walk out to Point du Grouin, which is the most northern tip of Cancale. We had hoped to rent bikes to ride out, but we weren't able to find anywhere to rent them from, so we decided a 5km walk to and from was no big deal. And we're glad we did, because it was beautiful. Sitting atop of the cliffs it really felt like you were sitting on the edge of the world. Just when we were ready to head back, it started to rain, so we holed up in one of the two restaurants for a quick drink to let the rain pass. And sure enough, it did. It was a great afternoon.

For our last supper...another seafood platter! We went back to our favourite spot, Chez Victor, which we quickly became regulars at. So much that the wait staff all came over to our table when we sat down to say hello and shake our hands. Even when they weren't working!! We felt pretty special. Everyone here is so friendly. The platter was delicious and such a neat experience. And, if you can believe it, our platter was quite literally the smallest one being shared between two people in the whole restaurant. We saw two elderly couples each with the HUGEST platters we didn't see how they would ever get through them, but get through them they did! We also got some great pictures of the tide coming in - it goes out so far during the day; so far that it looks like you could walk to the next coast line, you cannot see the water at all. The boats are all sitting lopsided in the sand, and they sit there like that all day, until the tide comes in. Neither of us had ever seen this before.

We have really enjoyed our time in Cancale, and in the Brittany and Normandy countrysides. We're excited about travelling to Dijon tomorrow, where no doubt we'll experience some fabulous wines...and mustard!


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