A few days luxury in Brittany
This fisherman’s village is bleached by the open ocean, rendering the grey stones a light shade of beige. The ocean pours into an estuary that empties itself at low tide, were I took my son and some other friends’ children to find crabs and shells. The food is simple in the little restaurants of Le Conquet but who doesn’t LOVE a few crepes (pancakes) and a few glasses of cider (the typical Breton menu).
I booked our stay, for me and a couple of friends and their kids, over the net after having found this divine website for Les Galets Blancs.
And the photos do NOT lie. We were treated to a marvellous welcome by the lady who renovated this old brick Breton house into what is now a place of rest and peaceful retreat, decorated with furniture such as Stark and Kartell, with taste.
The long house is split into three, the owner sometimes living in the center and therefore keeping the place to herself. We had the left extremety, closest to the beach with an AMAZING view of the estuary. I can’t tell you how cleansing it is to wake up in the morning to the sound of seaguls, the smell of ocean brine and the purest light you have ever seen.
I loved the large kitchen were I spent some afternoons making pies and tartes with produce bought from the local shops.
The walks along the ocean, the visits to the lighthouses, a trip to the Ile d’Ouessant (nature reserve about two hours off the coast by ferry), the strolls into town, the freshest air, the white bleached sunlight, all of this made the stay unforgetable and purifying.