Bretagne  and  Normandie
 

This route begins in the Pyrenees to visit Bretagne and Normandie over 2300 Km and returns to the Pyrénées in another way.

 

The route:



  01 – Auvillar_Valence-d'Agen_Agen_Bordeaux(AP) – 180  Km

  02 – Bordeaux_Saint Emilion(AS)_Saint Porchaire_Rochefort(AS) – 203 Km

  03 – Rochefort_St-Martin-de-Ré(AS)_La Rochelle(AS)_Saint-Sulpice-le-Verdon_Nantes – 231 Km

  04 – Nantes 

          

   1 – Nantes_La Roche-Bernard_Marzan(AS)_Rochefort-en-Terre_Malestroit_Paimpont(AS) - 171 Km

   2 – Paimpont_Josselin(AS)_Guéhenno_Vannes_Auray(AS)_Carnac(AS)_Quiberon(AS) - 147 Km

   3 – Quiberón_Côte Sauvage_Port-Louis(AS)_Kernascléden_Le-Faouêt_Pont-Aven(AS)_Concarneau(AS) - 169 Km

   4 – Concarneau_Quimper_Trolimon_Locronan(AS)_Saint-Goazec_Pleyben(AS) - 153 Km

   5 – Pleyben_Plougastel-D._Landerneau(AS)_La Martyre(AS)_Sizun_Commana(AS)_Lampaul-G._Guimiliau_St.-Thegonec - 109Km

   6 – Saint-Thégonnec_Lannion_Trégastel(AS)_Ploumanac'H_Tréguier(AS)_Pontrieux_Paimpol(AS) – 131 Km

   7 – Paimpol_Moncontour(AS)_Dinan(AS)_Saint-Malo(AS) – 156 Km

   8 – Saint-Malo_St.Benoit-des-Ondes_Mont-Saint-Michel(AS-AP) - 52,9 Km

   9 – Mont-St.-Michel_Avranches(AS)_Granville(AS)_Coutances_Pirou_Barneville-Carteret(AS) - 144 Km

 10 – Barneville-Carteret(AS)_La Pernelle_Gatteville_Barfleur(AC) - 69,6 Km

 11 – Barfleur_St-Vaas-La-Hougue_Crisbecq_Azeville_Sainte-Mère-Église_Utah-Beach_Carentan(AS) - 70,8 Km

 12 – Carentan_Omaha-Beach_Longes-sur-mer_Arromanches_Bayeux(AP)_Cabourg(AS) - 122 Km

 13 – Cabourg_Beuvron-en-Auge_Honfleur(AS)_Berville-sur-Mer_Étretat(AS)- 141 Km

 14 – Étretat_Fécamp_Jumièges_Duclair_Rouen(AP)_ - 103 Km

 15 – Rouen_Oissel_Carrouges_St- Céneri-le-Gérei_Lassay(AS) - 236 Km

 16 – Lassay(AS)_Fougeres_Rennes(AS)_Essé_Vitré(L) - 175 Km

 

 05 – Vitré_Chémeré-le-Roi_Écuillé_Angers(AS) - 150 Km

 06 – Angers_Saint-Georges-sur-Loire_Montreuil-Bellay_Chasseneuil-du-Poitou(AS) – 167  Km

 07 – Chasseneuil-du-Poitou_Saint-Benoit_La Rochefoucauld_Aubeterre-sur-Dronne(AS)_Bergerac(AS)– 272 Km

 08 – Bergerac_Auch_Lourdes - 259 Km

 09 – Lourdes_Saint-Pé-de-Bigorre_ Lourdes - 27 Km

 
 
                                           
                                        01 – Auvillar_Valence-d'Agen_Agen_Bordeaux(AP) – 180  Km



44.06881, 0.89886 - Auvillar * - GPS -  - An stop on the way to Compostela, on the River Garonne, Auvillar a beautiful village in the catalog of "Les plus beaux villages de France". Discover it for one of the three doors of its ancient fortifications and come to the halle of the grain.

 

44.105422, 0.885632 - Valence-d'Agen -        Stop only service area for camper.

 

44.20096, 0.60621 - Agen * - Crossing the Garonne river by the pedestrian bridge to enter Agen, The happiest city in France! Walk down Av. Général de Gaulle to Jasmin square, very lively terraces of coffees and restaurants. After the Boulevard de la République go to the old center.

 

44.846262, -0.574402  - Bordeaux *** - Allée de Bristol - Parking discretionary.

 

Walking Bordeaux - 1 - 3,3 Km

 

B - Grand Theatre ** - Built between 1773 and 1780 by architect Victor Louis in pure neoclassical style, is one of the most beautiful in France. The inner grand staircase inspired Garnier for the Paris Opera.

 

C - Church of Notre-Dame * - This former chapel of the Dominicans is from the late seventeenth century. The relief of the central portal, representing the Virgin giving the rosary to Santo Domingo. The facade is Jesuit style. The interior impresses by the purity for working of the stone. The decor wrought iron contributes to the nobility of the whole.

 

D - Market Place des Grands Hommes.

 

E - Place Gambetta - This square is surrounded by houses, Louis XV style with arcaded ground floor of remarkable homogeneity. In the center is a small English garden.

 

F - Porte Dijaux - Gate of 1748 at the entrance to the rue Dijaux, one of the most commercial.

 

G - Rue Sainte Catherine - In what was a Roman road, this very long pedestrian street is the most commercial of Bordeaux.

 

H - Galerie Bordelaise - This arcaded Gallery was built in 1833 by Gabriel-Joseph Durand.

 

I - Place du Parlement - The Old Market Square is representative of urbanism of Louis XV at the situation from their homes.

 

I - J - Rue Fernand Philippart - This street, which runs from the Place de la Bourse to Place du Parlement, has façades of Louis XV style: arcades on the ground floor, two-story high windows topped with masks and wrought iron balconies .

 

J - Place de la Bourse ** - This square in horseshoe form of 1730 and 1755, is flanked by two buildings. One is the Palace of the Stock Exchange, north, and the old Hotel des Fermes, south and now houses the National Museum of Customs. In the center of the square is the fountain of the Three Graces, 1860.

 

K - Water Mirror ** - In summer it is the number one attraction for adults and children of Bordeaux.  The water mirror designed by Michel Courajoud, has several alternative functions with water, small springs jets or a fog emerging from the ground, that delight of the children.

 

L - Place Saint Pierre - This charming little square is dominated by the church of the XIV and XV centuries and very retouched in the nineteenth.

At the number 14 Rue des Argentiers - Built around 1750, this house has a beautiful facade carved in high relief with a child, the angel and grotesques.

 

M - Porte Cailhau * - Monumental triumphal arch built in 1495 dedicated to Charles VIII. It has decorative and defensive elements. Inside, exhibition on the history and urban development of Bordeaux.

 

 

Walking Bordeaux - 2 -  3,2 Km

 

B - Alley Rue Neuve - The alley has retained a wall of the fourteenth century with two geminated windows. After the porch is the home of Jeanne de Lartigue (Montesquieu's wife) with arcades crowned busts.

 

C - Rue de la Rousselle - On this street you will see antique stores wine merchants, grain or salted: it is very curious slightly elevated ground floor and mezzanine topped with a low ceiling. At Nr. 25 is the home of a former mayor of Bordeaux, Michel de Montaigne.

 

D - Porte des Salinières - Ancient door of Burgundy built in the eighteenth century.

 

E - Basilica of St-Michel * - Begun in 1350, construction lasted two centuries; hence the numerous renovations. Imposed by the dimensions set. Modern windows behind the altar, are the work of Max Ingrand. The Bordeaux are particularly proud of its belfry (s late XV.) Isolated from the Basilica: with its 114 m high, is the tallest bell tower of southern.

 

F - Porte du Grosse Cloche - With its two towers and large bell, this is the landmark gate of Bordeaux. This door was saved from demolition by being loved by the Bordeaux citizens: so much so, that the kings, when they were unhappy, confiscated the bell and clocks. It attached to it is the Catholic church of Saint Eloi, in flamboyant Gothic style nicely restored.

 

G - Rue Sainte Catherine

 

H - Tour Pey-Berland - Bell tower of the fifteenth century, separated from the Cathédrale Saint-André. From the top, you will enjoy a panoramic view over the city, that if he can climb the 229 steps of a narrow spiral staircase.

 

I - Cathedral of St-André * - Almost as big as Notre-Dame de Paris, this majestic church has a Royal Door famous for its Gothic sculptures, and inside, a beautiful nave with a Gothic choir and a beautiful Renaissance organ.

 

J - City Hall - The Bordeaux city hall occupies the episcopal palace built for Archbishop Ferdinand-Maximilien de Mériadeck in the eighteenth century. The inner courtyard, separated from the street by an arcaded porch opens the palace with a solemn facade. Highlights include the staircase, adorned with coatings and dining rooms with grisaille Lacour. The palace was occupied about 50 years Jacques Chaban-Delmas (1915-2000) was mayor of Bordeaux.

 

K - École nationale de la Magistrature - Attached to an old prison where in the past justice was imparted, have built this French National School Judiciary.

 

L - Rue Claude-Bonnier - This district offices, administrative buildings, homes and shopping centers is packed house of glass and concrete, rounded or cubic, connected by elevated walkways, and above them there are green spaces with ponds. They emphasize the Savings Bank, library, reflecting walls, the hotel Region, with vertical concrete leaves encourage its facade, and the hotel des Impôts, entirely of metal.

 

After in the Rue Claude-Bonnier we can get up to TRAM to return motorhome.

 

On the web we cannot include travel maps, but it is possible to acquire a pdf of all the stages in Spanish or English, with full-color maps of arrivals at tourist sites and with citys walk maps of the 25 stages of this trip, for the modest price of € 5 on the last page 09.  The price is symbolic for you to order the PDF when you really need it.