Back to Concarneau today to continue our shortened visit on Monday. There is a market in the town on Mondays and Fridays but we discovered that Friday’s one is a lot bigger which also meant a nightmare trying to find somewhere to park. We eventually found a space but had quite a long walk back into town. Penny and I left the boys having a coffee while we checked out the market - we both bought hats as all this sun isn’t doing our hair colour any good!! This is Penny’s hat.
We always seem to be late getting out in the mornings which also means that as soon as we get somewhere we are looking for a lunch place. Today was no different and we found a very nice restaurant in the old town where Jim and I had gallettes and Penny and Richard had fish and chips. It was then off to explore the city walls. The first three photos are taken from the walls.
Me trying to take an arty shot!
We found this little bar round the back streets which had the most amazing floral display.
In about the 4th century monks, attracted by the the natural beauty of the site, built a priory on the island. Later it’s strategic position gave rise to it becoming a fortress and then later the merchants moved in. Today’s old town or Close Ville of Concarneau was built in the 15th and 16th centuries and measures about 350 metres long by 100 metres wide. Nowadays Concarneau is a fishing capital with more than 100,000 tonnes of tuna being caught by Concarneau based fishing boats each year.