Fast lane in the Morbihan with Vannes en tetê….!

SO this is my first weekend after getting back to work after a long French vacation. Life goes on in wonderful Brittany, and getting to know it even more each day; there is so much to see here.

I started my day getting my father a new car battery at our favorite car shop Norauto in Auray porte océane, near the N165 expressway. The webpage is here, and you can use it if by car and need service as it is very near the intersection to the beaches and stones of Carnac,and Quiberon. http://centres.norauto.fr/17788-norauto-auray-franchise

We then ,went to drop off one of my son at the Cinéville Vannes to be with his friend and watch a movie together, webpage http://vannes.cineville.fr/details.php?plan=01&idsalle=8192&salle=vannes_parc

The rest of use went out to walk Vannes, the city near us and where I work. We walked by the St Patern church district ,very old quaint nice and friendly, and had our lunch in already our favorite place Le Gavroche, 17 rue de la Fontaine, http://www.legavroche56.com/index.html We ate the dishes of beef with hot vegetables and potatoes, fish colin et lieu with hot vegetables and potatoes, flaky dish of goat cheese in a flaky crusty bread, a bottle of cider, expresso coffee,and of course started it all with aperitifs of kir mûre, pêche,porto. All for 80€ for 3 persons.

We still had time so we walked the streets of Vannes in the district or quartier St Patern, seeing how archeological artifacts were found when renovationg the church, and the history of it, with a nice shot of the belltower. http://www.stpatern-vannes.catholique.fr/patrimoine/stpatern/exterieur/vue_generale.html

We decided to do the round of créperies and bar à nuits in town that we have been or would like to go, these include the night time bar A Tribord, 28 rue st patern, something to check out later as on the door it says open from 16h to 01H while the tourist office has it 17h to 02H. http://en.tourisme-vannes.com/what%E2%80%99s/going-out/245581-a-tribord see the photo.

Créperie Dan Ewen, 3 Place du Général de Gaulle is one we had try a while back,and today there is a photo to show. After so many creperies here,this one becomes routine,nothing more. webpage at map section, http://www.creperie-danewen.fr/plan Another that my collegues at work recommended to go but unfortunately was close as extended the vacation to host some friends in private, and will be open next weekend to try ourselves is Créperie Le Métairie de Kérozer, at nearby town of St Avé. see photos for now, taste later ::) and webpage in case someone wants to beat me to it lol! http://www.creperie-kerozer.com/  as a warning it is very traditional Breton and it is in the woods on winding roads you need a car and good GPS or map or just the instincts of a road warrior like me ::)

We did pay a visit to the best guitar music shop in Vannes, West Music at 15 Place Cabello ; see it to believe,and took photo, very full service place for the guitar lover in me! http://www.westmusic-fr.com/westmusic-fr/westmusic_accueil.html

To mix it in well, stop by the Irish pub Le Chat qui Grogne, 12 Place Cabello, right in a quaint area that i just like it a lot. This is for that old guinness pint and having some real sports watch,no webpage as it just opened in August lol! looking forward to drag myself around here ,and it is a primer in my blog check it out, photo available.

We went as well to see membership information at the Vannes municipal pool or Vanocéa, at about 88€ per year for 25 entries per person is not bad. The winter is coming and is nice to have a place to swim under a roof and heated pool lol!!! Some photos to follow and webpage in French, http://www.mairie-vannes.fr/jeunesse_/_loisirs/piscines/vanocea/584/index.html  of course we have one in Auray but smaller ::)

To end our hectic day, we headed out to the town of Lanester, near Lorient at about 35 kms from me to check out a new Giant Casino hypermarket that just gave us the welcome and a coupon for 10€ in addition to running some nice promotions of buying 2 ketchuts and getting two free lol! Actually the sale was great saving about 50€ but the trip is a bit long,far from us really, will consider for an eventuality or another nice promotion ::) Some photos of the centre commercial or shopping center of Les Deux Riviéres; webpage http://www.c-les-deux-rivieres.com/

And finally ,I will include three photos , one of the ramparts of the old castle of Vannes, at night time that is awesome, another night time shot of the gardens of the Castle of the Hermine or Chateau de l’Hermine,and last one of the jardins or park of the Garenne high above from the ramparts after climbing the old castle walls along rue Francis Decker. Enjoy them all. Cheers.

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