Tour 3: Grand Pardon 2018 and Tour 3: Architecture and Patrimony

Patrimony and architecture tours in France

Grand Pardon Sainte Anne d’Auray 2018 with private guided tours

8 days /7 nights

The highlight of this tour is a Breton pilgrimage in our spiritual capital – Sainte-Anne d’Auray. (Sainte-Anne, mother of the Virgin Mary, Jesus’ grandmother, is the patron saint of Brittany.) More than 800 000 pilgrims visit each year.

Enjoy France’s rich architecture and being in Brittany is sure to be a life lasting memory.

 

Travel with your own private English/French speaking guide.

Tour dates:  21 to 28 July 2018

Cost:  Starting price € … per person per day

All meals included, beverages for your account

based on 2 people sharing 1 room

Overview:

  • Pardon at Sainte-Anne d’Auray and her Basilica

  • Guided tour of Douarnenez

  • Welcome apéro’s at local seafront bar

  • Breton Churches, chapels and calvaires

  • Whiskey tasting.    Char-a-voile

  • Sea outing on motor boat or French fresh food market

  • Guided visit Quimper and it’s cathedral and shopping

  • Sunday morning mass and visit medieval village

  • Choice of sailing on a bongo 9.6 yacht or Pointe du Raz (almost the westernmost extent of France, our Land’s End equivalent

  • Choice of day at natural sea water spa Thalasso or Guided hiking on the GR34

  • Special dinner at a restaurant :  Plateau de fruits de mer

 

Detailed itinerary available on request

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All specialized activities are sub-contracted to local professionals guaranteeing expertise, keeping work and financial interests in our region.

YOUR ACCOMMODATION

Hotel choices are exactly the same as Tour 3 (details below) 

All meals included, beverages for your account

Patrimony tours in France

Breton Pardon Head-wear

“A Pilgrimage may only be a day long…but it lasts a lifetime.”

“Rich religious heritage   “Patrimoine Religieux” at it’s best.”

“Great opportunity to attend a famous Breton pardon.”

“It is our privilege to see and hear the wonders which have been experienced in this Church for almost four centuries, from the March 7th , 1625″  Saint Anne d’Auray  

 

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Architecture & Patrimony

8 days / 7 nights

Tour dates flexible January to December

 

The splendour of the architecture & patrimony carved in stone …

Travel with your own private English/French speaking guide.

 

Renowned for its architecture and its rich religious heritage,  “Patrimoine Religieux”, the choice of Breton churches, chapels and calvaires in and around Douarnenez is astounding.  Quimper’s architecture is definitely worth exploring!

 

The highlight of this tour is a visit to Brittany’s spiritual capital – Sainte-Anne d’Auray and her Basilica – a major site of pilgrimage.  Sainte-Anne, mother of the Virgin Mary, Jesus’ grandmother, is the patron saint of Brittany.

 

During this tour you have the choice of  one activity from our list of favorites. And why not take a day out to relax at our natural sea water spa Thalasso?

YOUR ACCOMMODATION

Either:
A 3-star hotel Le Clos de Vallombreuse in a handsome early 20th century mansion, at Hôtel du Relais du Silence, where the journey never ends and the atmosphere is always romantic. Outdoors, an enchanting picture with a stunning view over Douarnenez. Indoors, refined décor and a gourmet restaurant with the culinary charm of Brittany. And the enchantment goes on ….

Or:
A small ‘traditionnel’ 2-star hotel Hôtel de France in the centre of town, not far from the old Rosmeur port and part of the patrimony of Douarnenez.  This hotel boasts two renowned chefs and their famous restaurant L’Insolite which gives major place to fresh products prepared resourcefully. This hotel will certainly meet your expectations.

Breakfast and dinner are inclusive.

 

GR34 is our coastal footpath ….                          Pointe du Raz A dramatic place of crashing waves ….
Char a Voile Learn to sand yacht ….                  Buckwheat Whiskey Distillery from father to ….
A Pardon is a typically Breton form of ….

 


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Contact us    Michèle Clark Nickler  –  Douarnenez 29100 – FRANCE   M: + 33 698 190 855   O:  +33 981 393 410