Last weekend, I ran away from Paris and found myself in a little town called Douarnenez in the Brittany (or Bretagne in French) region. The reason for my little escape was because I needed to finish writing my 15,000-word thesis that was due on June 20th. Relax, I'm not gonna bore you with the content of my thesis. But yeah, I think Paris is too noisy and full of distractions. Save the dramatic gasp, before you think I am such an ungrateful human being who then doesn't deserve the opportunity to live in the city of lights, Paris is indeed not the ideal place to write a thesis. At least for me it isn't. I'll save this for another post, alright.
Anyways, it was a little tricky to get to Douarnenez as there is no train that goes straight there from Paris. What I did was I took a train from Paris to Quimper, which took about 5 hours, and then took a 30-minute bus ride at the Quimper train station to Douarnenez (Tréboul bus stop). The bus I took was Line 51 and the bus ticket was €1,50 for under 25 year-olds. Find more information about the bus schedule here. It's in French, I couldn't find one in English, but the schedule is pretty self-explanatory.
So then from the bus stop in Douarnenez, I walked to Hotel Ty Mad, the charming boutique hotel I reserved my room at. I walked by so many cute and eye-catching countryside houses along the way so I couldn't help but become a creep who took countless pictures of people's houses.
And then I finally arrived at Hotel Ty Mad, with whom I fell madly in love with before even getting there. See why I did here. The hotel was everything I was looking for and more. The owners were very welcoming and friendly. I mean, she complimented my messy command of the French language, so yeah.. definitely very friendly. My room had a garden + beach view that I couldn't get enough of. There was a beach nearby, like 30 steps away. And the hotel itself... I'll let my pictures speak louder than my words, okay?
By the end of my stay, I finished my thesis, woohooo!! And one week later, I am still dreaming about my little getaway to Douarnenez. I'd love to travel again soon. I hope the train strike will end as soon as possible. Here's to hoping...