Just a little way from Mont St. Michel, Dol-de-Bretagne is a lovely town near the border of Brittany & Normandy in France. Here you meet history face to face. It has been called the origin of the House of Stuart who became the monarchs of Scotland and later of the United Kingdom. Very often captured and pillaged, by the Normans, the Francs, the French, and the Revolutionary Troops, this town has reinvented itself recently, adapting quietly to being a tourist destination. And it has many factors to attract tourists.
We had a wonderful crepe (gallette) in a 12th century inn named ‘La Table Ronde’ on the Grande-Rue des Stuarts (Street of the Stuarts). In the center of the town is the beautiful 12th-13th century Saint-Samson cathedral. It is a fortified church – very unusual! The interior also has a surprising three-tier nave. The Welchman named Samson, according to legend, rid the local lord’s wife of leprosy and his daughter of [Read more…] about Dol-de-Bretagne & the Menhir de Champ-Dolent