Date of visit: April 20, 2011, around midnight
We arrived at Locronan about an hour south of Le Faou on a slightly winding road, and it was one of the villages we were most looking forward to visiting, along with Vezelay.
The location is around here.
Anyway, it’s very beautiful in every website, magazine and photo book.
Parking was very plentiful so we had no trouble parking at all. It’s free.
When you go up the hill from the parking lot and enter the village, you will suddenly see this scene. It is impressive.
Just a minute or two walk will take you to the central square in front of the church.
A beautiful stone town as far as the eye can see in 360 degrees. This is the « most beautiful village in France » that I was looking for and imagining.
This place is not a convenient place for transportation, but it seems to be a famous tourist spot. As a matter of fact, it had a parking lot where a lot of sightseeing buses can stop. You can see that they are putting a lot of effort into tourism, including the preservation of the town.
That’s why you’ll find a wide range of restaurants and souvenir shops.
Actually, I had lunch in this village. Unfortunately, it was not a very good restaurant… (Oh, it’s not the restaurant in the picture below)
The town of Lochronan was founded in the 10th century, so it has a history of over 1000 years.
The church in the center of this city was also very wonderful.
It is also very mysterious inside. The stained glass images illuminating the inside of the church were impressive.
We were more than happy to be here when the weather was so nice for such a lovely village. It is definitely one of the most beautiful villages in France. I would definitely recommend a visit if you have the chance.
Now the next step is to go to the south of Brittany.