2017 E5 walk, day 26: Trémelin to Montauban-de-Bretagne
I paid for the previous night (to the mild disgruntlement of the attendant, who wanted me to have arrived early enough to have paid last night, which was fair), and then headed out.
The trail went more or less due north this day. From Trémelin, it was a bit more than an hour to the town of Iffendic.
Iffendic is apparently located where two Roman roads met, though I think the GR 37 didn’t follow either for very long if at all. I stopped for pastries at Zeste de Gourmandise, and then continued north out of town.
The trail passed through the village of Saint-Uniac, then the modern-seeming town of Montauban-de-Bretagne. (The route felt like I was skirting a suburb, though the town’s population was barely 5000.)
North of Montauban, the trail went through a forest1, alongside and on various forestry roads. I broke off from the trail and headed east towards my night’s accommodations.
The AirBnB no longer seems to be listed; it was in the settlement of les Vieux Villes, between le Lou-du-Lac and the forest. It was actually the entire settlement: Les Vieux Villes, by the map, consists of exactly two buildings (at this scale, each building is distinctly shown as a little black rectangle).3
Even after my detour to le Lou-du-Lac, I arrived at the AirBnB before my host, so I sat and read a bit. The place was a farmhouse from the 1700s, recently renovated. Eventually, the host arrived; while he was negotiating some kind of car sale, I met his large dog and made myself a simple pasta dinner. I slept soundly in one of the upstairs bedrooms.