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France and Northern Spain July 12- August 9

Route Cork to Roscoff Roscoff to Cork

Departure Cork Sat 12 Jul 2014 16:00

Arrival Sun 13 Jul 2014 07:00

Depart Brittany Fri 8 Aug 2014 21:30

Arrival  Sat 9 Aug 2014 10:00

Vessel PONT AVEN

PLAN

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1 JULY 12 SAT 4 p.m. Depart Cork port on Brittany Ferries Ferry

OVERNIGHT FERRY

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2 JULY 13 SUN 7 a.m. Arrive to Roscoff Port7 30 -Noon

Drive to Coulon *4 ½ hours12-2 p.m.

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Hang out,  lunch Le Central restaurant

RESTAU GASTRO

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2-4 15 p.m. On to St Emilion *2 hrs 15 min

settle in to accommodation in ST EMILION

check in directly at Chateau Valandraud, here is the phone number of Valérie who is in charge on location +33 6 6076 71 31

Recently renovated with a touch of ‘zen,’ this property – belonging to one of St. Emilion’s master wine makers – is a new local treasure. One half of the building is dedicated to guests, with roomy living space and comfortable, modern bedrooms; the other half houses the owner’s wine fermenting tanks, cellar, and of course, the many secrets that go into making a premier cru.

Château Valandraud is located in Saint Etienne de Lisse, a 5 minutes drive from the centre of Saint Emilion. This is on the winery site.  There is a parking space and wifi connexion

From St Emilion  Place Maréchal Leclerc, take the D243 in direction of Saint Christophe des Bardes for 3 Km
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OVERNIGHT ST EMILION

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3 JULY 14 MON It’s a 6 hr drive to Debodes (Llanes interior)- St Emilion- San Sebastian- Debodes

10 a.m.-12 50 p.m.Drive to San Sebastian

Park near La Concha-* 2 hrs 50 min

1-3 30 p.m. Tapas in the old town of San Sebastian!

MEET JOSE MANUEL FROM TALUR

3 30-6 30 p.m.Drive to the house in Debodes (Three hours), settle in. Locate a grocery store

via AS-115 10 min (Posada is northeast of Debodes)

8.1 km10 min without traffic

Alimerka

Ctra. General, S/N
33594POSADA, LLANES, ASTURIAS

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OVERNIGHT FOR 18 NIGHTS, DEBODES

Distances: Debodes to….

San vicente la barquera/ 45 min

santillana del mar/ 1 hr 5 min

llanes/ 23 min

ribadesella/ 27 min

cangas de onis/ 30 min

oviedo/ 1 hour 10 min

gijon/ 1 hour

cudillero/1 hr 30 min

cadavedo/ 1 hr 40 min, 10 min from cudillero

lastres/ 40 min

bulnes/ 1 hr 20 min

covadonga/ 30 min

arriondas/ 35 min

colombres/ 35 min

cueva el soplao/ 1 hr 5 min

aviles/ 1 hr 20 min, and it is 15 min to salinas from aviles

luanco/ 1 hr 20 min

tazones/  1hr, and it is 30 min from tazones to lastres

colunga/ 35 min

ASTURIAS CASITA

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4 JULY 15 TUES Chill out and beach!

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5 JULY 16 WED La Cueva de Covijerulas playas de Llanes y los Bufones de Pría. rutas Pico de Los Resquilones ruta ríos Casaño y Dobra, Cabrales

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20 JULY 31 THURS

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21 AUG 1 FRI On to the Palacio

La Goleta s/n (Villamayor)
33583 Infiesto

1 hour drive

1 30 P.M. lunch in Arriondas at Casa Marcial (on the way)- 2 MICHELIN STARS

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OVERNIGHT CUTRE

A sixteenth-century palace complete with defensive wall, tower and chapel, set away from the main roads on a four-and-a-half-acre estate half-way between the northern coast of Spain and the Picos de Europa national park. A member of the gastronomic association ‘Mesas Asturianas: excelencia gastronomica‘, hidden between green valleys and clouds, that owners Javier and Sandra and their team will share with their guests to make your visit unforgettable.

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22 AUG 2 SAT Explore Piloña area+ Lunch at Palacio Rubianes

* 30 minutes south is the pretty hamlet of Espinaredo, Piloña

Hay distintas aéreas recreativas siendo la de La Pesanca (Espinaréu) una de las más bonitas y con rutas de fácil caminar.

Hay que destacar que Infiesto es considerada, en Asturias, como la capital de la avellana

Have lunch and check out the 5 star resort, only 10 minutes from Cutre at Palacio Rubianes

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Entrada al Palacio de Rubianes

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OVERNIGHT CUTRE

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23 AUG 3 SUN on to Ezcaray Rioja

OVERNIGHT MASIP

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24 AUG 4 MON  Rioja- meet drivers in Logroño

OVERNIGHT MASIP

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25 AUG 5 TUES Rioja- Laguardia, Artadi…

OVERNIGHT MASIP

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26 AUG 6 WED Ezcaray- Bordeaux for lunch- on to Clisson

7 30 a.m. from Ezcaray 7 hours to Clisson

11 45 stop in Bordeaux for lunch, it is 4 hr 10 min drive there

Parking- Vinci Park Services Place des Grands Hommes, Place des Grands Hommes, 33000 Bordeaux, France

Pop into FNAC on the way before/after lunch

12 15 Lunch  in Bordeaux for lunch, for instance at Le Davoli http://www.ledavoli.com

or Garopapilles (ex chef Haut bailly, looks great) Located just off Place Gambetta (easy parking)enjoy a chilled glass of wine in their walled herb garden

Then some photos and a walk around

4 30-7 30 p.m (3 hours from Bordeaux). drive to Clisson

8 p.m. dinner at hôtel

OVERNIGHT Clisson

An Italian dream takes shape

Wealthy art patrons, the Cacault brothers of Nantes, and their sculptor friend Frédéric Lemot conceived the plan to rebuild Clisson in the early 19th century in the architectural style they’d fallen for in Italy. Highlights from this ambitious venture include the central church, framed by campanile and umbrella pine, and La Garenne Lemot, a graceful Palladian villa now used for contemporary art exhibitions, while displays in the more rustic outbuildings cover the history of Italianate Clisson. Even the industrial buildings on the riverbanks were beautifully designed along Italian lines. A highly dramatic viaduct was also added. The overall effect is deeply satisfying, although Clisson’s Revolutionary victims are recalled inside the main church.

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27 AUG 7 THURS

OVERNIGHT Clisson

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28 AUG 8 FRI

8 45 A.M. CHECK OUT

9-10 45 Drive to  Vannes, 1 hr 40 min drive

11-1 45  Lunch and explore Vannes

Situated at the head of the Morbihan Gulf, an inland sea covering 12,000 hectares, is the lively town of Vannes. Tucked behind its ramparts you’ll find a glorious honeycomb of medieval cobbled streets, and 15th-century timber framed houses, crammed around the cathedral.

2-3 15pm on to medieval Quimper

3 15-5 pm Explore Quimper

Explore the cobbled streets of the old town, stroll along the River Odet and visit the twin-towered Cathedrale St Corentin before picking up a piece of Quimper’s famous pottery. In July party with the locals at the Fête de Cornouaille.

5-6 20 pm on to Roscoff (1 hr 20 min drive)

6 30 p.m. hit a supermarket before boarding ship

8 p.m. Arrive Roscoff port

9 30 p.m. Depart Roscoff port

VANNES

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QUIMPER

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brittany map

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29 AUG 9 SAT 10 a.m. Arrive Cork port Arrive home

 

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