FINISTERE: Things to see and do at the End of the World
£8.99 13.50 euros
Paperback 128 pages
ISBN: 978 0 9536001 2 0
Dimensions: 210 x 135 x 10mm
A guide book full of ideas for individuals and families to make the most of their time in the western tip of Brittany. After an informative introduction to the history, legends, customs and culture of Finistere, the body of the book is arranged around 14 separate tours, each with directions and schematic maps, and suggested places to visit, appealing to a variety of interests. A final section contains lists of places connected by specific themes: children’s activities, archaeological interests, animal and bird reserves, gardens, parish enclosures, specialist museums.
This guidebook ...is extremely well laid out with 14 scenic tours described with maps, pictures and text ... the tours cover both coastal and inland areas of Finistere, and provide an insight into the culture and history of the area, as well as introducing the visitor to its spectacular natural beauty. A perfect introduction to Finistere.
Finistère is an amazing mixture of rugged coastline, with some spectacular sandy beaches, of medieval towns, prehistoric sites, craggy moorland and undulating farmland. Wendy Mewes has successfully selected a number of tours which, by following clearly described routes, introduce the visitor who may not have a lot of time to plan their own trips around this lovely area of Brittany. Even the casual reader will gain an insight into the region from the wide-ranging selection of tours excellently illustrated with colour photographs. Each itinerary is further accompanied by a few comments from the author on her own favourite places - a useful indication of how well she knows her own ground.