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FRANCE, DOL DE BRETAGNE, DINAN, & MOUNT MICHEL ABBEY.

3 LOVELY PLACES TO VISIT

This split holiday ,was a route through north west France, in May and July of the same year
[2015] on my way to Jersey and Guernsey , in the Channel Islands.. Leaving England by Eurostar train through the Channel tunnel i travelled to Dol De Bretagne twice. I really liked this place , staying at the same homely hotel both visits. --- The town is small and compact. The inhabitants are called Dolios. The population is about 5,000.-- Dol De Bretagne is in Brittany, France.---The cathedral is R.C. and dedicated to Saint Samson, who was one of the founding Saints of Brittany.. St, Samson was born in Wales. In the French Revolution the cathedral suffered, and was used as a warehouse and stables. The building is 93-05 m long.-------On my first visit to Dol, i enjoyed a huge ice cream, in a Ice Cream Parlour. hoping to do the same next visit. Alas the cafe was closed [Sigh} ---------------A trip i took from Dol, on my second visit was to Mount Michel Abbey by bus.The bus arrived at the Car Parking area on the mainland. Close by was the free shuttle bus to take me across the causeway,to the Mount Island.
The island is one kilometre off the mainland. The population of the island was 30 in 2017
[5 monks and 7 nuns included ] The island was crowded with tourists, 3 million visit in a year.----Another trip from Dol was to Dinan, a lovely place 24km away. The train took 30 minutes.----DOL  DE  BRETAGNE. Hotel, stayed here on two  visits.  Walk to town centre ,about 500m.

DOL DE BRETAGNE. Hotel, stayed here on two visits. Walk to town centre ,about 500m.

DOL DE BRETAGNE     Hotel Dining Room.

DOL DE BRETAGNE Hotel Dining Room.

DOL DE  BRETAGNE   Hotel in centre of picture.

DOL DE BRETAGNE Hotel in centre of picture.

DOL DE BRETAGNE....Hotel  room. ----2 star hotel .

DOL DE BRETAGNE....Hotel room. ----2 star hotel .

DOL  DE  BRETAGNE...Hotel  Bar.   Near  rail  station.

DOL DE BRETAGNE...Hotel Bar. Near rail station.

DOL DE  BRETAGNE.   Rail Station, on the line to St. Malo.

DOL DE BRETAGNE. Rail Station, on the line to St. Malo.

DOL DE  BRETAGNE.  Main street.  Market Day Saturday.

DOL DE BRETAGNE. Main street. Market Day Saturday.

DOL  DE  BRETAGNE.  Ice Cream Parlour.

DOL DE BRETAGNE. Ice Cream Parlour.

DOL DE BRETAGNE.   A treat !

DOL DE BRETAGNE. A treat !

DOL DE  BRETAGNE...Coffee  Break.

DOL DE BRETAGNE...Coffee Break.

DOL DE BRETAGNE,  FRANCE.

DOL DE BRETAGNE, FRANCE.

DOL  DE  BRETAGNE,  FRANCE.

DOL DE BRETAGNE, FRANCE.

DOL  DE  BRETAGNE.

DOL DE BRETAGNE.

DOL  DE  BRETAGNE   FRANCE.

DOL DE BRETAGNE FRANCE.

DOL  DE  BRETAGNE,   Gardens in old moat of Wall.

DOL DE BRETAGNE, Gardens in old moat of Wall.

DOL  DE  BRETAGNE.

DOL DE BRETAGNE.

DOL DE  BRETAGNE.   Cobbled streets  everywhere .!

DOL DE BRETAGNE. Cobbled streets everywhere .!

DOL  DE  BRETAGNE,  Side street.

DOL DE BRETAGNE, Side street.

DOL DE BRETAGNE   FRANCE.

DOL DE BRETAGNE FRANCE.

DOL  DE  BRETAGNE  Cathedral.

DOL DE BRETAGNE Cathedral.

DOL  DE  BRETAGNE.  Cathedral.

DOL DE BRETAGNE. Cathedral.

DOL  DE  BRETAGNE,  Cathedral of St. Samson.  Samson was born in Wales.

DOL DE BRETAGNE, Cathedral of St. Samson. Samson was born in Wales.

DOL  DE  BRETAGNE.  St. Samson  Cathedral.  R.C.

DOL DE BRETAGNE. St. Samson Cathedral. R.C.

DOL  DE  BRETAGNE..    Nave of St. Samson Cathedral.

DOL DE BRETAGNE.. Nave of St. Samson Cathedral.

DOL  DE  BRETAGNE. in main street.

DOL DE BRETAGNE. in main street.

DOL  DE  BRETAGNE.   Main street.

DOL DE BRETAGNE. Main street.

DOL DE  BRETAGNE   FRANCE.

DOL DE BRETAGNE FRANCE.

MOUNT MICHEL  FRANCE.  Just got of the free shuttle bus.

MOUNT MICHEL FRANCE. Just got of the free shuttle bus.

MOUNT  MICHEL.  Walked a bit closer.

MOUNT MICHEL. Walked a bit closer.

MOUNT  MICHEL  FRANCE, Nearly there.--Unforgettable sight.

MOUNT MICHEL FRANCE, Nearly there.--Unforgettable sight.

MOUNT  MICHEL  FRANCE.  Causeway.

MOUNT MICHEL FRANCE. Causeway.

MOUNT  MICHEL.FRANCE.

MOUNT MICHEL.FRANCE.

MOUNT MICHEL  Grand Rue.

MOUNT MICHEL Grand Rue.

MOUNT  MICHEL  ABBEY.

MOUNT MICHEL ABBEY.

MOUNT  MICHEL  ABBEY.

MOUNT MICHEL ABBEY.

MOUNT  MICHEL....View of causeway from up in the Abbey.

MOUNT MICHEL....View of causeway from up in the Abbey.

MOUNT  MICHEL  ABBEY.    Church.

MOUNT MICHEL ABBEY. Church.

MOUNT  MICHEL ABBEY.   Church.  Built on rock at the top of the Mount.

MOUNT MICHEL ABBEY. Church. Built on rock at the top of the Mount.

MOUNT MICHEL  ABBEY.     Cloisters.  Gallery Arcades and garden.   13th  century.

MOUNT MICHEL ABBEY. Cloisters. Gallery Arcades and garden. 13th century.

MOUNT  MICHEL  ABBEY.   Refectory.   Vaulted ceiling panelled in wood.

MOUNT MICHEL ABBEY. Refectory. Vaulted ceiling panelled in wood.

MOUNT  MICHEL  ABBEY   FRANCE.

MOUNT MICHEL ABBEY FRANCE.

MOUNT  MICHEL  ABBEY.

MOUNT MICHEL ABBEY.

MOUNT  MICHEL  ABBEY.

MOUNT MICHEL ABBEY.

MOUNT MICHEL.FRANCE.   Shuttle bus.over the causeway.

MOUNT MICHEL.FRANCE. Shuttle bus.over the causeway.


---DINAN Cotes D Armor Brittany is a medieval walled town on a hill. Fine old buildings. Lovely riverside at the bottom of a steep hill. Train from Dol De Bretagne took 30 minutes . Rennes is 47km [29 miles] DINAN  FRANCE,  Church of St. Malo.

DINAN FRANCE, Church of St. Malo.

DINAN,  FRANCE. Windows in Church of St. Malo. from 15th  century.

DINAN, FRANCE. Windows in Church of St. Malo. from 15th century.

DINAN  FRANCE,  St Malo church,

DINAN FRANCE, St Malo church,

DINAN  FRANCE

DINAN FRANCE

DINAN,  FRANCE.  Half timbered buildings.

DINAN, FRANCE. Half timbered buildings.

DINAN  FRANCE  Bell Tower. Can be climbed for the view.

DINAN FRANCE Bell Tower. Can be climbed for the view.

DINAN  FRANCE,   Tower de i Horloge.  Bell Tower.

DINAN FRANCE, Tower de i Horloge. Bell Tower.

DINAN,  FRANCE.

DINAN, FRANCE.

DINAN,  FRANCE,  Theatre of Jacobins,  dates from 1224.

DINAN, FRANCE, Theatre of Jacobins, dates from 1224.

DINAN,  FRANCE,   Tower of De i Horloge.

DINAN, FRANCE, Tower of De i Horloge.

DINAN,  FRANCE,  SNCF train at Dinan.

DINAN, FRANCE, SNCF train at Dinan.

DINAN,  FRANCE,    Les Cordeliiers  College.

DINAN, FRANCE, Les Cordeliiers College.

DINAN,  FRANCE  Rail  station.

DINAN, FRANCE Rail station.

DINAN,  FRANCE.  Steep hill goes down to the riverside.

DINAN, FRANCE. Steep hill goes down to the riverside.

DINAN,  FRANCE,, The other side of Gateway.

DINAN, FRANCE,, The other side of Gateway.

DINAN  FRANCE,   Gateway in town  wall,  halfway up the hill.

DINAN FRANCE, Gateway in town wall, halfway up the hill.

DINAN,  FRANCE,   I said it was hot,  the wasps are here !.

DINAN, FRANCE, I said it was hot, the wasps are here !.

DINAN  FRANCE,   You would not get me running on a hot day in July ,  up a steep hill .  !

DINAN FRANCE, You would not get me running on a hot day in July , up a steep hill . !

DINAN  FRANCE.  Viaduct over the river,  10  arches, 40 m high,   290 m long.

DINAN FRANCE. Viaduct over the river, 10 arches, 40 m high, 290 m long.

DINAN  FRANCE,  Event on river Rance.

DINAN FRANCE, Event on river Rance.

DINAN  FRANCE.

DINAN FRANCE.

DINAN  FRANCE.  Riverside.

DINAN FRANCE. Riverside.

DINAN  FRANCE.  By the river Rance.

DINAN FRANCE. By the river Rance.

I still think about that ice cream.

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