Subject: Normandy and Brittany
Dear Susie

Yes go to all those places others have described.... Carnac, Concarenau etc.

But I am surprised that none of the respondents (?) has directed you to the seventh wonder of the World....Mont St Michel. Go early or late or out of season and experience one of the most extra-ordinary places in western Europe....perhaps not for the aethiest ? It is in that part of Normandy that is part of the Brittany penninsula. My friend Alex Elbert has written a nice little itinerary for Normandy and Brittany, just follow the Places link from the URL below. His English is a bit wobbly but his love for the area shines through.

When you have finshed go and try the local oysters and white wine at Cancale...

And then follow the coast to Dinard. Now you are in Brittany....the ancient kingdom of the Britons who are still struggling for independence from France. Dinard was flattened during WW2 but was re-built with Anglo-American support. Have a walk along the shore front at twilight it is beautiful, try a French waffle, or blow a few Francs in the Casino. I have a nice photo of the American troops driving along the causeway to Mont St Michel a few weeks after the D day landings

Then try Dinan for wonderful history....oh yes St Malo...Fort Latte..go and look at the wonderful statue of Christ inside the Cathedral at Dol-de-Bretgane and then there is...and...and...and

This is one of my favourite places on the whole earth...seafood to die for, wine and yes Normandy Cider, Crepe's, Camembert.

My advice would be give yourself two weeks at least in this area and ask me any questions you like.

Andrew Mercer