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Brittany: The Land Between Two Seas

8 Sep — 15 Sep 2019 | Tour Directors: Juliet Heslewood, Moira Tait

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Tour Directors

Andrew Wilson portrait

Juliet Heslewood, MA

author and art historian

full biography and other tours

Andrew Wilson portrait

Moira Tait, MA, FRAS

Archaeologist with interests in Paleolithic and Mesolithic Europe

full biography and other tours

Itinerary

Day

1

Depart London Stansted 1205 on Ryanair, arriving Dinard 1420. Transfer to Hotel Celtique, Carnac, for four nights.

Day

2

Morning lecture: Neolithic Brittany followed by Locmariaquer for Table des Marchands passage grave, the Grand Menhir Brisé, Er Grah tumulus and Les Pierres Plates. Afternoon: by ferry to Gavrinis to see tumulus of Gavrinis and Er Lannic stone circle.

Day

3

Morning lecture: Gauguin & the Pont-Aven School followed by Pont-Aven for 16th century Trémalo Chapel (inspiration for Gauguin’s Yellow Christ) and Musée de Pont-Aven. Afternoon: seaside village of Le Pouldu (painted by Gauguin) and the Maison Marie Henry (also painted by the Pont Aven group – visit subject to confirmation).

Day

4

Morning: Musée de Préhistoire at Carnac. Afternoon: Le Ménec, Kercardo passage grave, Manio giant and quadrilateral, St Michel tumulus.

Day

5

Excursion to Quimper for Cathedral of St Corentin, Musée des Beaux-Arts (works by Pont-Aven painters and others) and Musée Departemental Breton. Transfer to Morlaix for three nights at Hotel de l’Europe.

Day

6

Morning: Breton Counter-Reformation churches including Saint-Thégonnec, Guimiliau and Sizun followed by La Roche-Maurice (exterior). Afternoon: Cairn de Barnénez.

Day

7

Morning: walking tour of Morlaix old town including Maison de la Reine Anne. Free afternoon.

Day

8

Depart Dinard 1445, arriving Stansted 1455.

Tour Dates

8 Sep — 15 Sep 2019

Days

8

Cost

£2095

Tour Code

BRIT-19

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Cost of £2095 includes: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, dinner with wine, water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included: travel insurance, single room supplement £275.

 
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