Tuesday, 15 November 2011

ABC Wednesday - Roche Bernard

La Roche Bernard is a small harbour town on the River La Vilaine, with a popular marina and Michelin starred restaurants. Its origins date back to the 9th Century with stories of Vikings but today it is a popular tourist destination.
Designated a "Petites cités de caractère" it has a historic centre but here we are walking down to the harbour.
The boat that takes trips up and down the river in Summer was about to leave but my attention was taken with
the numerous photos in the water by the yachts.
which were blown up postcards of the building of the bridge across the Vilaine. I collect old postcards so a lot of camera clicking went on at this point, this one is my favourite, all the town's population in those past times seems to be gathered on one side of the river.  I guess the reason these photos were here was that there was a celebration of photography and an exhibition in La Roche Bernard and
large pictures were posted throughout the town. No time to be recumbent here, lots to see and do, not to mention canoes
to be hired and paddled.

An entry to ABC Wednesday a journey from A to B stopping at R this week

13 comments:

Jedediah said...

What a beautiful town. I love the first shot with all those ships.

Berowne said...

Always glad to read about France--thanks.

Jo Bryant said...

so want to go there now after this post - thanks for sharing these great shots

Roger Owen Green said...

a charming locale
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

photowannabe said...

Very charming and I love the blown up pictures in the water.

Ms. Burrito said...

Beautiful photos.

My R is about Raking Leaves, please come and see.

Meryl said...

This spot looks absolutely charming!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of the place, so much history associated with the place.

Tumblewords: said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful scenes.

chubskulit said...

Relaxing!

Rosary Beads

Scriptor Senex said...

Oh gosh - I'd be photographing for ever there. A most pleasing contribution to the letter R - thank you.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

A very picturesque setting. Your photos make one want to visit.

Kathy said...

That first photo is stunning!