In the summer of 1873 I went on a tour in Brittany for the purpose of seeing some of the antiquities for which it is so famous, my chief object being to visit the celebrated alignments of Carnac.
Landing at St. Malo, I proceeded by the beautiful scenery of the Rance to Dinan, and thence on to Morlaix. There a few days were pleasantly passed in making excursions to visit the curious churches and calvaries of St. Thegonnec and St. Guimiliau, and in examining the houses of the fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth centuries, which are still to be seen in the Grande Rue, and in the Rue des Nobles at Morlaix. These picturesque specimens of Breton architecture usually present their gable ends to the street, each successive storey projecting over the one below it, and they are often adorned with quaint carving on the woodwork.
Proceeding onwards and making short stoppages at Brest, Pleybe, Quimper, Concarneau, Pontaven, and Quimperle, I eventually arrived at Auray, where carriages can always be obtained for Carnac.