Discover Brittany: A walk in the village of Locronan
It has been 3 years already that I visited what I think is one of the most beautiful little towns in the world, Locronan. This little jewel is located in the region of Brittany, Finistère, France and 15km to the north-east Quimper.
Built at the foot of a hill, the village was granted town status in 1505 by Anne of Brittany, who went there on a pilgrimage. However, the location was already occupied as soon as the 5th century before Christ.
When I visited, it was a beautiful morning of December, the morning showers had just stopped and the village looked deserted. The old stones being still wet, the streets were shiny and reflecting the colours of the beautiful sky.
I entered the village through the main street:
Curious, I then turned into a tiny street to admire one of the most beautiful house I have seen:
and turn the other way to enjoy the view to the main street:
Going back to the main street, I then walked for no more than a couple of minutes, I looked to my right as there was another street and was just amazed by the perspective of the street leading to the valley. The light was just magical:
I then just turned back to take this photo:
The mizzle started again so I decided to enter the beautiful church built in the XIIth century:
I then finished my visit by taking a photo of the street leading to that church:
I hope you enjoyed the visit. If you plan to go there, check the town’s website.
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