March 20, 2016 Concarneau
Today I drove a few miles from Quimper to a seacoast town that has one rather extraordinary feature: in the middle of the harbor on what must be a man-made island there’s an ancient fortress that’s been turned into a tourist attraction. In the 17th century the famous architect of France’s fortresses, Vauban, created what is now called the “ville clos” (enclosed town). Important for securing the western part of France from the English when it was built, today it’s a well-regulated and attractive place to visit. (I didn’t see even one T-shirt for sale!) Here are a few pictures I took today.