The Odete river is the seaway for the old Roman settlement that eventually became Quimper, today’s capital city for the départment of Finistère. Founded a few years after Caesar’s conquest of the Gallias, Quimper's original name may have been Vicus Aquilonia.
The Odete has been called the plus belle rivière de France. We anchored early, between Château Kérouzien and Château Keraudren. Kérouzien was described in the 1894 book Sailing Tours as a “comfortable-looking house.” We all should have one such comfortable-looking house, don’t you think?
On shore, jolly trespassers enjoyed the delightful sunset just as much as we enjoyed the serenading birds.