Arradon of the Morbihan

Well on another very cold there but not as cold as yesterday I took a ride before my long trip to asia tomorrow. This time visit the little town of Arradon, near Vannes in the Morbihan breton.

This is their webpage http://www.arradon.com/mairie-arradon/Circuit+d+interpretation+du+patrimoine/233.html

It is near me about 20 minutes by car; you take the expressway free N165 and get off at exit sortie 28 road D779 and follow signs this is if coming from Nantes, if comes from Brest or me, you will get off at the D101 and have a much better scenery, you can continue coming from Nantes and get off at D101 Le Bono/Baden.  There is no train station,and the bus no 4 takes you here from Vannes takes about 21 minutes from the gare de Vannes to the mairie d’Arradon.  trace it here http://www.kiceo.fr/

There is a beautiful church of St Pierre at the city center, a chapelle du bourg ,and we had lunch at another find!!!

The church of Saint Pierre at city center is at 2 rue Louis Quilleré, webpage from city hall is http://www.arradon.com/mairie-arradon/Culte/206.html  it is of gothic style begun in 1885 and finished in 1888.  It has inside a painting representing the holy cross or “Sacré-Coeur de Jésus entouré d’angelots”  from the 18C in the south transept, another the deploration of Christ dead or  “La Déploration du Christ mort”,dating from  1847  and located in the ambulatory, yet another the virgin taking care of her sons in crucifiction or “la Vierge tendant son fils aux enfants et une Crucifixion”, located in the baptismal room. The church,also, houses a statue in wood from the 17C of Saint Vincent Ferrier (that visited Arradon in 1419 while evangelising the area coming from Valencia Spain, his body lies in the Cathedral Saint Pierre at Vannes) , also the statues of Saint Pierre and Saint Roch. The clock in the south nave dates from 1895.

The Chapelle du Bourg, at pl de l’église in city center, now exhibits contemporary art, scultures, artists arts, concerts, photo expos, themes and history in an educational manner. It is the previous church of St Pierre from the 15C, and until the 17C it carries weddings and baptismal ceremonies there . It became what it is today from 1889; however, it is still a sacred building!!! http://www.cityvox.fr/monument-et-balade_arradon-56/chapelle-d-arradon_79467/Profil-Lieu

We had our lunch at the Créperie Les Logoden, (breton for laughs)  20, rue Albert Danet 56610 Arradon, tel +33  02 97 46 79 03. Where the food was great with galette arradonaise with local breton sausages, cafe gourmand with expresso coffee and small pots of creme brulée,far breton, and apple crêpes, a 50cl house red wine(2/3 bottle), and similar faires for the gang all for 92€ for five!!! the service was a bit slow but this is a small town, once we got going the lady started talking more lol! To emphasize the food was fantastic, the welcome a bit cold. tourisme page of Brittany, http://www.tourismebretagne.com/a-faire/les-restaurants/creperie-les-logoden

Enjoy some photos of this quaint small layback town in deep bay Morbihan. Until next month,cheers.

Arradon Arradon Arradon Arradon Arradon Arradon Arradon Arradon Arradon Arradon Arradon Arradon;

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: