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May 11, 2013

Some news from Bretagne XII

This has been a nice long five days weekend due to holidays and rest days in France. We have done many things but for later, now let me tell you what’s going on in my part of the world.

First ,the Zoo at Pont Scorff  is celebrating 40 years this  year wow!  You have five hours of visit in a nice setting from an effort of local people who care about these animals; a nice family outing for a day near Lorient and me; see the new baby elephant born there…

And ,then several events coming up that I like and chose for my blog, go there ,they are good. First, at the museum of fine arts or musée des Beaux-Arts of Quimper you have the exhibition of  De Véronése à Casanova an Italian journey until September 30 2013.

The Tara Oceans Polar Circle trip will depart from the Cité Eric Tabarly on May 19 at 14h, expo will be shown free on may 18 and 19 in Lorient. This is a sailing expedition and grand for the whole family, one of our favorite spots here.

The nice post cards museum Cartopole near me at Baud will have a free admission day during the Nuit des Musées Saturday May 18. All about post cards and history of the region thru post cards ,unique and nice. in French but go here to know about schedules and admissions remember that day is free admission, Renseignements ( horaires, tarifs… )

Get closer to nature and come to the Fête de la Nature, all over France and of course the Morbihan dept 56 where I live, here a nice show is done May 18 and 19 at Gestel, in Domaine du Lain, free admission, Saturday from 14-19H and Sunday from 10h to 19h;

More on the music scene come to Astropolis in pays de Brest from July 4-14 2013. Some good artists like Pachanga boys, Elisa do Brasil etc will be performing live. Here are the artists

City center Brest on May 25 the Le Printemps des Sonneurs will be back with big band style from 14h to 19h with bands marching and a big Fez Noz by 20h at the Caréne. Tourism of Brittany info here , in French but a bit of history of the Celtic big band you will encounter in pure traditional ambiance, peu d’histoire

Not officially in Brittany but very well connected is the festival Les 3 eléphants held in Laval, from May 2′-26 2013. Great music especially from Don Cavalli,woodkid, Sallie Ford etc, the whole line up is here;

The Festival du bout du monde at the presqu’ ile de Crozon dept finistére 29 from august 2-4 2013 will be back with the great one Joe Cocker, Yasmin Levy, Cali,Amparo Sanchez, Kool and the Gang, and Jacques Higelin to mention my favorites, a must. The program here,

Just over the other side of Normandy, we have one that I used to go and still goes strong ,so many oh my, but in July I will be traveling on business a lot so so, here it is for you. July 5-7 2013; the Festival Beauregard is a smash with this year The Smashing Pumpkins Local Natives, The hives, The Dusty rainbow experience, juveniles,Olivia Ruiz,  Benjamin Biolay,and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion to name a few known ones. Of course ,it will be held as always in th wonderful Chateau Beauregard at Hérouville-St-Clair n Calvados dept 14. the festival site And while at it you might make it an extra time to visit the adventures in the park gardens of the castle and the castle too,  The off and on resident owner is English and a friend from the Paris days.

Back close to me at Landerneau we have on August 9-11 2013 the Fête du Bruit or noise party with amongst others Snoop Dogg, Saez, Madness, Sinead O’Connor,and the Jim Jones Revue.

Another that I heard from collegues here is pretty good is the Bobital Festival at Parc du Louvre à Bobital or about 10 kms from Dinan. YOu can go by train there then taxi over or car pooling as the best way to reach the park is by car; you will see Cali here as well as Lilly Wood & the Pricks,and The Octopus amongst others.

Last at Brest a nice place under renovation even when I visit is now open, in the  château-musée national de la Marine de Brest, the reopening of the tours Paradis  allows five new halls for expos inside the historical museum here since 1923 . The nex expo is dedicated to the contemporary Marines presenting the arsenal of Brest from after the industrial revolution to our days And of cours on the night of museums or nuit des musées on May 18 it will be free to the public,

Click on the following link for the programme in your region, about the museum night, or nuit des musées in France;

Have a great end weekend everybody. Cheers



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