Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Trip to the coast of Brittany -1 (Montsoreau and Candes-Saint-Martin)

This Christmas break, Blandine and I had taken a trip to the Brittany coast, despite it being winter, as Blandine wanted a blast of cold sea air after being ill for ages. Over the next few weeks, I'll be posting photos of this trip. Since it was a long way from Lyon, we made an overnight stop midway, at the joint villages of Montsoreau and Candes-Saint-Martin (the villages are so close together on the bank of the river Loire, that they are one village, for all practical purposes). Both of these villages are in the official list of "the most beautiful villages of France", and if you follow my blog, you will know that I have the ambition of visiting all the villages on this list. These villages are not strictly in Brittany, they are in the department of Maine-et-Loire, at the border of Brittany. With ancient white stone buildings sleeping on the edge of the Loire, these two villages are as pretty as a pair of pictures. Here are the pics I took, with my brand new Huawei P30 Pro, allegedly the best camera phone on the market at the moment. I was impressed with the result. We got there late evening, when it was starting to get dark, and most of these photos were taken with the night mode enabled. None of the previous camera phones I have had could ever have managed these photos...

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