Brittany Day 4

We woke early again to silence and dark.

We had decided the night before to visit the Chapel of Notre Dame du Deliverance. The Chapel was not far from us.

So another picnic was made Ruby walked and off we went.

We found the turn off to the Chapel at Monthault. The Chappelle Notre Dame De la Deliverance.

The first thing we noticed in the carpark was a stone table tennis table ! Yes in the middle of nowhere, among the picnic tables was a table tennis table made of stone.

It was so quiet there and beautiful, there was no one there only us and Ruby.

As I wandered through the trees I noticed crosses dotted around the area. On closer inspection we discovered that they were all stations of the cross.

We walked up to the chapel, it is a lovely building. Sadly though it was not only locked but from what I could see inside it was rather neglected too.

The statue on top of chapel, which has been rebuilt more than once , is a glorious tribute to the Virgin Mary,it was placed there when the chapel was rebuilt in 1877. The gold was applied to the statue in 1913.

Above is “The Monk’s Stone” I thought it was a Dolman but it was so huge. It is said a hermit lived there, well if he did there was no way in, or shelter to be found there.. it is said a monk did live on this strange site but he lived in a hut on on top of the stones!

Above are three photos of “The Granite Symposium” Fabulous modern features even so I could feel history from within them . The granite itself would be old even if the art and sculpture is new.

There were more stones there and I was so caught up in the feel of the place as was hubby that we failed to photograph them but I have put in links here to the website so you can see these amazing stones and read their history.

The Devil’s Stone

The Slippery or Scary Stone

The Stone of Sacrifice

The it was time for our picnic

Then more walking through time and space.

Brittany Day 3

So we woke up to the sound of tractors and cows. I was up and running by 5am, it was amazing opening the back door of the Gite on to an amazing water meadow. This was to become the routine for the holiday, wellington boots and hoody on over the PJs and out into the morning light with Ruby. Hubby was up and cooking breakfast.

After breakfast hubby went off to the village to get whatever was needed, while I made up a picnic lunch for us all.

On his return we packed up the car and headed off for the Forest of Fougères. We were so lucky it was dry and sunny.

We found the entry into the Forrest without too much trouble, the sun was shining through the trees and dappling the pathways.

Following the sound of voices we emmerged from the thick Forrest to a large clearing with grass, sand and a lake!

It was beautifully layed out with picnic tables and seats, there was a school party of children there and they were friendly and made a fuss of Ruby.

We had our picnic in the hot sun on the beach by the lake which was very pleasant. Then we set off on a circular walk.

We spent a couple of hours wandering through the woods and to my delight we found a Dolman. Dolman Pierre Courcoulée It was a magical find, I could feel the sense of what had been there before. A feeling of calm and warmth, of history. There was no traffic noise, just the birdsong and the calls of the school children in the distance.

We walked along the paths feeling the presence of those who would of travelled this way hundreds of years ago.

Hubby pointed out all of England would of been like this once.

A beautiful day out.

Brittany Day 2

We awoke to utter silence…. Honest silence!

And stunning pastoral views. We made our way down stairs to be met by a happy Ruby.

Well we were very lucky with our Gite which though basic was very comfy and well equipped.

What to do on our first day. After breakfast I took Ruby for a walk while hubby drove to the village to pick up some supplies.

The walk was lovely and the weather was glorious. I set my sights on walking to a huge water tower before turning round. Ruby and I nearly got there but not far from our goal we passed a farm. Just as I was admiring the beautiful garden the back door of the farm house opened and two huge black dogs rushed. I immediately put Ruby on the lead, turned and started to walk back, I heard the farmer calling the dogs back. They approached us, Ruby ever a lady greeted the older dog, he then left, the second dog a large Bullmastiff puppy was more persistent. The farmer called him, Ruby ignored him, me I was scared because he barking and jumping up at us, finally the puppy returned to his master and I said a rude word!

The rest of the walk was uneventful.

We spent the rest of the day, sunbathing, walking Ruby…no more farm dog run ins. We also planned where we would go during the week.

We were amazed at how quiet the area was, so quiet and at night so dark! We could see stars and planets! 🌟

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