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November 2, 2013

Some news from Bretagne XIII

On a cloudy rainy Saturday night, here are somethings that will happenned in my neck of the woods.

We are having the salon habitat November 16-18 at Vannes Parc Expo; this is the event to see al lthe latests on home ,decoration,renovation, énergies, gardens, pools, you name it for the home.  and the chorus park is here with more information

They follow with the  Salon des Vins et de la Gastronomie de Quimper, in the GRAND HALL du Parc des expositions de Penvillers , this is November 16, 17,and 18 2013.

We will have a wonderful event from November 30th to December 1st 2013 the Salon Festi’Vini 2013 at Lorient and later on at Quimper. 30 winegrowers will show their wares and tastings purchases on site. Also, whiskies, rhums, chocolates ,and goodies gastronomiques.  This around one of the top wines and gourmand store in the area VINIGUSTO – 4 Rue  Jacques Brel, ZA Du Plénéno – 56100 Lorient webpage here  The area will be by the Brit Hotel, Le Kerotel,  1 rue Simone Signoret, traffic circle or Rd point du Plénéno(sortie or exit Lorient Centre).

At the parc du Chorus in Vannes (see link as in salon habitat above), we will have the Salon du Chocolat from November 8-11 2013, delicious eating all around, this is the 4th edition of this event ever so more popular. You have it all here

We have a unique festival of mimics here call the Festi’Mômes 2013 running from now to the 11 November at Questembert in inland Morbihan dept. Mimics from all over Europe comes over, and its great for the kids at all ages or the Young at heart like me. I have the webpage of the city of Questembert here just go to programme “télecharger le programme” and download the program

At the cinéville cinémas of Vannes, you have a whole season of opéra right on the screen, cinema style, There are presentation from the Metropolitan Opera like Tosca, Prince Igor, La Bohéme, and Falstaffs, then the Bolshoi theater will have présentations on Spartacus,the Golden age, (l’age d’or), and others for the 2013-14 season running now; click on the booklet to see the entire program in pdf file here

A unique lodging experience, go in the woods and rent a house on a tree or a train wagon turn lodging. This is the Dihan Evasion of different housing choices, all in a natural environment.  It is a space of 25 hectares with spa, hamman, sauna, tissanerie) , polynesian massages etc. it is at the lieu dit dihan-Kerganiet 56400 Ploemel near me, see more here

I like to go over some restaurants that I have written before, they are still in vogue and we frequent them such, today again .

A new one with new owners and totally remodeled is Le West, 14 allée des Menhirs, Carnac plage, glass, woods, sculptures, panoramic mezzanine, jardin and pergola all wonderful ambiance and great food. Beef angus from Scotland, and breton raised pigs with real ocean shrimps.—west-pub-compagny/741aba91-15d5-4271-891f-22e1778efe59

One of my favorites in old section of Vannes (town I work) is Chez la Mére 6 sous, 11 rue de Closmadeuc (at the end of street sort of alley). here you are like in a parisien bistro of old, pizza à la flammenkûche, hachis parmentier on site, are just to kill for, plenty of hearty dishes and great company. open Tuesdays to Saturdays.

La Gargouille, 9 rue Aristide Briand (near hotel la marébaudiére) open 7/7!!! a medieval restaurant setting, with a huge chimney, with traditional brochettes cook in front of you; st jacques, shrimps, beef, lamb, and diethetique dishes. The foie gras is done on site, unique, and the chocolate cake is known by many including my boys !!) Its unique for anniversaries and parties as the places is old, marvelously done.

Closer to new home and the happening place at nights is L’Armoric at the St Goustan district of Auray (my previous town). This is concerts with live music, evenings karaoki, etc, great bar drinks, sports TV, and great restaurant next door all same complex by the river Loch. Great food and great times here;we are back often.  The magrets and foie gras are sublime here.  3 place St Sauveur, St Goustan, Auray.

And right in my new town of Pluvigner, one of our best spots is a castle!!! Inside the Château de Rimaison, you have the créperie du château, at road D768 just before getting into city center.  You have a beautiful park, a chapel, and wonderful trees all around you. , and this is their own site in a blog!  ,and this is their blog for the castle,

Enjoy Bretagne, and especially the Morbihan dept 56 ::)

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