For the last two days I have been catching up on writing a sort of personal travelogue about a short trip to Brittany. On a chilly day in June when a walk by the sea didn't appeal we took a drive to Bécherel which proved to be a book lovers town, along the lines of Hay-on-Wye, but on a smaller scale. The ancient little town, which has a population of just 528 according to the Michelin Guide, is perched on top of a hill, which allows views as far as Dinan, Dol and Combourg. It owes its existence to the Chateau Caradeuc which is the former home of a famous Attorney General, Louis-René, Marquess of Caradeuc de la Chalotais, who lived in the 18th C.
The few cobbled and winding little streets boast mainly bookshops. We are keen readers and book collectors and coming upon this little gem of a town was a great pleasure.
La Vache Qui Lit
I thought it might be fun to share the names of just two of the shops with you.