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Trip Report The Pointe du Raz in Brittany

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The Pointe du Raz is the westernmost tip of continental France and is the finger pointing to America on the map. I have always liked visiting symbolic geographical points, even when they are not 'pretty' because they stir feelings in me that have nothing to do with the visuals. Of course it doesn't hurt if the site is also a spectacular sight, and that is most definitely the case of the Pointe du Raz with its giant waves and shipwrecking rocky outcrops. There is a truly remarkable collection of lighthouses both on the coast and out at sea, doing what they can to keep people alive.

This week, I drove to the Pointe du Raz from Quimper, which is perhaps the closest city with direct trains from Paris-Montparnasse albeit with about 6 stops along the way. Of course, the TGV stops in most of the stations only 3 minutes, so it doesn't really delay the trip.

I had already been there two or three times in the past, but it is the sort of place that draws you back if you are anywhere in the region. The weather was perfect, and that was perhaps the only disappointment of the trip. There is nothing more magnificent that seeing a storm at the Pointe du Raz, but on Monday it was what the French call "a sea of oil," which has nothing to do with oil tanker disasters but simply the fact that the ocean was completely calm with no waves.

It is a national "natural site" now, which means that buildings and cars are forbidden, so a bit of walking is required to get to the water's edge.

Anyway, here is the photo report that I made about it: http://tinyurl.com/pointeduraz

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