I have already commented briefly on the local all day trip from Morlaix called “A fer et a flots” Look at a my previous blogs dated 18 April and 1 May 2011. The trip has been documented by the French TV channel TF1 and is well worth looking at. If you cannot speak any French, please do not worry as I am sure you will get the gist of the whole thing, the pictures and the happy faces tell the story very well. Really it is a fabulous day out ~ to be recommended ~ It is rated with the Taylor’s **** stars!
To recap on the day’s adventure:
You will leave Morlaix either by boat or by train, dependant upon the time and state of the tides.
You will go to Roscoff, a charming little town and well worth the visit on its own. Do not think this is just a ferry port and ignore it.
You will go to the Isle de Batz, a great place to walk around, to hire bicycles, to enjoy the eating places or just go to the beach.
You will pass the island bird sanctuaries, the super little light house called Isle Louet and the Chateau du Taureau. The chateau is a formidable fortress built especially to keep the English out ! Again this is a great visit in its own right. It has been renovated to a high standard.
You will come home after a very interesting, entertaining and super family day out, and maybe even a little tired.
The must haves are ~ warm clothes to wear on the boat (just in case) and sun tan cream.
Food is not included on the trip so be prepared with your own picnic or choose somewhere to eat on the Isle de Batz.