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BREST AND VANNES . FRANCE

Brittany.

BREST is a port city in Finistere dept in Brittany France. Population is around 143,000. It is France"s 2nd largest military
port , in the natural harbour of the Penfeld river. --- It was occupied by the Germans in WW2.
In 1944 the city was almost totally destroyed by the Allies, in the Battle of Brest, so most is rebuilt since the war. ---The Recouvrance bridge over the river is a vertical-lift bridge, built in 1954. ... Next to his bridge is the Tower Tanguy.-- By the river is the American War Monument of WW1 , it was destroyed by the
Germans in WW2, and as been restored.in 1958. -- I stayed at the Hotel la Gare, has its name suggests is near the rail station. --I
moved on to Vannes, which is 152 km. {95 miles} --------BREST,  FRANCE.     Castle.

BREST, FRANCE. Castle.

FRANCE.    Brittany  Flag.

FRANCE. Brittany Flag.

BREST,  FRANCE.  Defence.!

BREST, FRANCE. Defence.!

BREST,  FRANCE.   Recouvrance  bridge, over the river Penfeld.    A vertical- lift  bridge..

BREST, FRANCE. Recouvrance bridge, over the river Penfeld. A vertical- lift bridge..

BREST,  FRANCE.    Chateau de Brest.    Castle.

BREST, FRANCE. Chateau de Brest. Castle.

BREST,  FRANCE,    Tower Tanguy.

BREST, FRANCE, Tower Tanguy.

BREST,  FRANCE.  Tanguy tower with the  castle across the river.

BREST, FRANCE. Tanguy tower with the castle across the river.

BREST,  FRANCE.  Information  board on metal  tree.

BREST, FRANCE. Information board on metal tree.

BREST,   FRANCE.. Metal tree on the side of the River Penfeld.

BREST, FRANCE.. Metal tree on the side of the River Penfeld.

BREST,  FRANCE..  Natural  Harbour.--  2nd  French Military  Port.

BREST, FRANCE.. Natural Harbour.-- 2nd French Military Port.

BREST,  FRANCE.   Low  bridge underneath Recouvrance  bridge.

BREST, FRANCE. Low bridge underneath Recouvrance bridge.

BREST,  FRANCE.   Castle.  Chateaude de  Brest.

BREST, FRANCE. Castle. Chateaude de Brest.

BREST,   FRANCE.  Tanguy tower and  museum.

BREST, FRANCE. Tanguy tower and museum.

BREST,  FRANCE.   Recouvrance  bridge. over river Penfold.

BREST, FRANCE. Recouvrance bridge. over river Penfold.

BREST,  FRANCE.    Siam  street.

BREST, FRANCE. Siam street.

BREST,  FRANCE.   Modern  trams.

BREST, FRANCE. Modern trams.

BREST,  FRANCE. I can"t find any information on this arch in Siam Street.   Do you know any  ?

BREST, FRANCE. I can"t find any information on this arch in Siam Street. Do you know any ?

------ VANNES is a walled town in Morbihan
District of Brittany France. A Market town linked to the sea. The streets are mostly cobbled. with colourful
buildings. The harbour, south of the town,as restaurants and boat trips,to the Gulf of Morbhian.. There is a tourist train, which i found useful to find my bearings.-- A feature of the town is a small carving on the corner of a building in Place Valencia , some call it Mr. & Mrs Vannes. It must be the most snapped corner in Vannes. -- The town Wall as lovely gardens. --By the river is the Lavoirs from 1821 it is a place for washing clothes.--- The cathedral is a seat of a Bishop.--- VANNES,, FRANCE.   Church of St. Paterns

VANNES,, FRANCE. Church of St. Paterns

VANNES,  FRANCE

VANNES, FRANCE

VANNES,  FRANCE.

VANNES, FRANCE.

VANNES,  FRANCE   Rail  station.

VANNES, FRANCE Rail station.

VANNES,  FRANCE.   Hotel

VANNES, FRANCE. Hotel

VANNES,   FRANCE..  Church of St  Paterns

VANNES, FRANCE.. Church of St Paterns

VANNES,  FRANCE

VANNES, FRANCE

VANNES,  FRANCE.

VANNES, FRANCE.

VANNES,  FRANCE.    City Wall and lovely  gardens,.

VANNES, FRANCE. City Wall and lovely gardens,.

VANNES,  FRANCE.  City Wall.

VANNES, FRANCE. City Wall.

VANNES,  FRANCE.  Tower in city wall.

VANNES, FRANCE. Tower in city wall.

VANNES,,  FRANCE.

VANNES,, FRANCE.

VANNES,  FRANCE...The Lavoirs, dates from 17th  century.  For the washing of clothes.

VANNES, FRANCE...The Lavoirs, dates from 17th century. For the washing of clothes.

VANNES,  FRANCE.

VANNES, FRANCE.

VANNES,  FRANCE,..  One of the entries to city.

VANNES, FRANCE,.. One of the entries to city.

VANNES,  FRANCE.   Gateway in city wall.

VANNES, FRANCE. Gateway in city wall.

VANNES,  FRANCE.

VANNES, FRANCE.

VANNES,   FRANCE.

VANNES, FRANCE.

VANNES,  FRANCE.   Restaurant by the waterside..    I had a nice meal  here.

VANNES, FRANCE. Restaurant by the waterside.. I had a nice meal here.

VANNES,  FRANCE.   Tourist train,  i found this a good way to look around.

VANNES, FRANCE. Tourist train, i found this a good way to look around.

VANNES,  FRANCE.----Mr & Mrs  Vannes. carving on a corner in Place Valencia.

VANNES, FRANCE.----Mr & Mrs Vannes. carving on a corner in Place Valencia.

VANNES,  FRANCE.   Cathedral.

VANNES, FRANCE. Cathedral.

VANNES,  FRANCE.     Cathedral  Nave.

VANNES, FRANCE. Cathedral Nave.

VANNES.  FRANCE.  -- Saint -Pierre de Vannes  Cathedral.

VANNES. FRANCE. -- Saint -Pierre de Vannes Cathedral.

VANNES,  FRANCE.

VANNES, FRANCE.

VANNES,  FRANCE...Cathedral  doorway.

VANNES, FRANCE...Cathedral doorway.

BREST,  FRANCE.   Hotel.   I  stayed  here.

BREST, FRANCE. Hotel. I stayed here.

NORTHERN  FRANCE.   Train routes.

NORTHERN FRANCE. Train routes.

BREST,  FRANCE.--La Cap Horn Restaurant in Rue De Kerros.

BREST, FRANCE.--La Cap Horn Restaurant in Rue De Kerros.

BREST,  FRANCE....City Hall in Place de la Liberte.

BREST, FRANCE....City Hall in Place de la Liberte.

BREST,  FRANCE...Rail  station.-- Trains to  Paris take 3  hours and 25  minutes.

BREST, FRANCE...Rail station.-- Trains to Paris take 3 hours and 25 minutes.

BREST,  FRANCE.   American  War  Memorial.

BREST, FRANCE. American War Memorial.

BREST,  FRANCE,   Base of American  War Memorial.

BREST, FRANCE, Base of American War Memorial.

North France.

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