Some news from Bretagne V

Its started as a rainy day and now its mixed n Auray, just back from work. At least tomorrow its Friday and the weekend is upon us. My last before the move from Versailles.

There is a great event coming up in Vannes, July 30th to August 4th 2012. The 33RD edition of Jazz à Vannes. We will have Yuri Buenaventura ,Madeleine Peyroux, Kyle Eastwood band,Tim Willis and the End, Marcus Miller a huge concert all over the city with food stands all day long. Tickets are 35€ adults ,discount for students and children, and easy access from paris montparnasse to Vannes and then 5 minutes walk to the center of it all; Jardins de Limur entry by rue des tribunaux, doors open 30 mins before concert. webpage here http://www.jazzavannes.fr/

Then,this is summer in the Morbihan dept 56 where I live now. Come eat the  oysters of Bretagne, just marvelous rich I try them good, see them here www.huitres-de-bretagne.com  and for something different see the organ play of the Cathedral of Vannes from July 23 to August 14 free admission at 20h45 (8:45 pm).

See the expo at Chateau de Rohan in Pontivy, ROL 2012 100 sculptures, until september 16 2012.http://www.morbihan.com/chateau-des-rohan/pontivy/tabid/7430/offreid/31171431-8da0-4a40-922b-769f63b62825/detail-visites.aspx

Do a medieval festival at the Festival Mediéval de Josselin on July 14 2012, and done every year on the Fête Nationale; http://www.medieval-josselin.com/

To discover one of FRance and the world best natural beauty products visit La Gacilly and Yves Rocher, you can see the jardin botanique, the Vegetarium, and stay at the eco hotel La Grée des Landes. http://www.yves-rocher.fr/control/com/fr/aventure/la_gacilly/

The biggest religious pelerigragne in Brittany and second only to Lourdes in France is coming near me at Sainte-Anne d’Auray. The patron saint of Breton,mother of Mary,grandmother of Jesus. the Grand Pardon, at July 25-26 2012. www.sainteanne-sanctuaire.com

How about visiting a submarine base from WWII at Lorient, and now a museum ,La Flore,, you really go inside! details in English here http://www.la-flore.fr/?langue=en

And one of the best zoos around,  Parc animalier de Branféré ,where the birds spectacle in front of the castle from early 18C is done. See pelicans,voltures, falcons, parroquet, and others in an aerial dance. See the Parcabout, where you can see the animals below just 2 to 8 meters high and observed the African plains with giraffes, zebras ,etc. You need a car, or taxi from train station in Vannes about 35 kms. Car take the voie express or fast road, N165 direction nantes and get off at exit Le Guerno ,there take the road D 139, direction Questembert, parking is free. Open every day from February 11 to November 7  2012. admission for all is 17€ adults. reductions for the rest. There is safari restaurant all Bio and local products, and boutique on site. webpage in French, http://www.branfere.com/visite-parc-animalier-botanique-2-146.html

Cheers and until soon.

Vannes

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