Paimpol harbour at midnight in Brittany France DSC_1191


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This photo was taken in the dead of night without a breeze of moon light. Blue and white striped-jumpers are immediately visible in the streets and are seen to reflect not only their pride in all things to do with the sea, but also in their région, Brittany.

The town centre leads from the port down to the coast, through cobbled streets filled with restaurants, cafés and bars. The town centre includes the Quartier Latin.

Tourists are well catered for with regular events such as the Tuesday morning street market, night-markets, and “Mardi du port” – where tourists can enjoy diverse world music beside the port.

Paimpol is also home to the bi-annual “Festival du chant de marin” (sea shanty festival) which attracts thousands of visitors over three days in August.

I took this photo while on holiday to France in August 2017.