Archive for July, 2015

July 26, 2015

My new home of Pluvigner in the Morbihan Breton VI

This has been a rainy weekend and cool so after doing some running yesterday we stay put today. We took the time to pinpoint last minute planning for our summer vacation next month in Germany and Luxembourg.

For now, this is Pluvigner in the Morbihan dept 56 yes!!! Small town in the country a new change and it has been great. Looking forward to towns like this.

We did our usual shopping in Vannes, got some stuff for the house, always something to do around the house, and then we came back. I was ask to eat and I say wait until we get home.

Then, I was coming up this créperie resto that is on my way home ,always look at it, always make a point to visit but as usual when you have so much to see around you, you just keep going. Well not this time.

I made up my mind as I was coming on the next to last traffic circle before arriving home to stop by and have lunch. I pull over and immediately the friendly folks came out to greet us. We had a terrace table and went on.

The place is like a small Breton longére , a long house good to keep the family on one side and the farm animals on the other. this one has a veranda of stone with a nice terrace and nice garden. In the back , you have additional parking which is where we parked. Coming around to the front you see a big wood firing oven and come up around to the front door and terrace.

The young lady came to serve us and then another and then the owner Jean-Noêl (because was born on Christmas day), and it turns out he is a native of the same town as my wife !!! Meaux in Seine et Marne of the brie cheese fame, mustard of Meaux and now close to the action of Disneyland Paris as well as the new museum on WWI! yes! and not only that but he had lived in Auvergne ,near where my father in law is from lol!! Welcome to the family ::) (note: he has sold the business and left new owners with similar menu now 2020).

We started out talking a lot find out everything and before starting to order made reservation for the event of the resot créperie Le Vorlen, Rost Er Forn, Breton for roasted pig in oven , a specialty only done on the first and third Sunday of each month by reservation. We are on for  August 2nd! complete dinner of the pig 300grms, entrée, dessert, 1/4 wine for 18€ nice. See the picture on the process of the cooking lol!

No need for another post, this is the follow up on the above today Sunday August 2nd 2015. The menu was the main dish roast er forn, or cook pork with bake potatoes about 300 grams per person; entrée salad greens and tuna, 1/4 bottle of wine red/rosé, and dessert two scoops of ice cream flavors locally produce; plus apéro with Breton beers and coffee for 3 persons all came out to  less than 19€ per person. Just perfect dish , very juicy tender , plenty of meat delicious we have found another hangout spot in town.

Then, in another occasion same week,  we had our usual Breton beers, Duchesse Anne, Morgane, Blanche Hermione, and even a Leffe Belgian beer. We continue with the beers and had our galette noir montagnarde with reblochon cheese and potatoes, goat cheese and 3 cheeses types, expresso coffees and more beers for a total of 17€ per person. Nice place to had lunch or dinner and right in town.On the traffic circle at the entrance to Pluvigner on the road D768.

After that it was time to head home and finish our day. We had all the tools we need to attack the garden and windows once the rain stops next week,and fully well fed by the friendly Le Vorlen. Until we can meet around the woods, have a great end of Sunday y’all. Cheers!!!

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July 18, 2015

My travels in the Morbihan, XX

SO finally some relaxation away from far away travels and airports. This weekend is home with nice 19-24C temps cloudy bit light rain at times but the roads empty at least the D departémentales roads I like. We got up late maybe from all the exhausted trips taken lately and once had our snacks the travel virus set in and well where do we go now…

We just took a leisure ride and wak into some lesser known town just south of me about 20 kms( about 12 miles) in our beautiful department 56; Morbihan. http://www.morbihan-tourism.co.uk/

For those new to my blog, Morbihan is Breton not French, it means Mor=mer/sea and Bihan=petite/small or small sea. We took off on the D22 towards Belz. http://mairie-belz.fr/point-i-de-belz,737.html ; the tourist info office

Here we came up to a beautiful memorial to the fallen (erected in 1925)  right next to the Church Saint Saturnin in city center. The church was name in honor of the bishop of Toulouse replacing a roman church from the 15C; and it has no belltower, and still not completely done.  It has a marvelous Mairie or city hall or city govt office dating from 1832, renovated in 1912, and rebuilt in 1984 , as well as again enlarged in 2005. http://mairie-belz.fr/bourg,317.html

Here we took a turn around the church Saint Saturnin to follow the coastal road to St Cado, we have been here before, so did not go to the end where the roman chapel of St Cado  is. We went by the water front park where families were gathering on the pétanque game and soaking sun and water sports like kayak. http://mairie-belz.fr/saint-cado,311.html

We continue our ride on the road D16 and passed the nice bridge of Pont Lorois into Plouhinec.There is a lot more to see here and we just touch the bridge. There are tumulus megaliths stones,and archeological sites such as Mane Vechen,  and wonderful church St Pierre et St Paul and many chapels, and a huge choice of water sports, the tourist office at http://www.plouhinec.com/decouvrir/point-i.html

Having already lunch we did the round tripper, going we stop at Bar Ty ma’lor at Corn er Houet, 1 rue du moustoir 56400 Ploemel tel +33 (0)2 97 24 15 47 . We had to stop we know the owners and had our cold beers just to get going on a sort of hot day. Then, on the way back we stop at American’s  Snacks  , this is the same owners as the bakery next door at the foot of pont Lorois,by the before Passage-Neuf. Tél :+33 (0) 2 97 85 60 59. Unfortunately, they were close for serving food  until 17h the rest ok to 20h, and so we had a corona beer to speed the hunger and come back home rushing to eat which we are now preparing ::)

In all, another nice quiet day in the Morbihan;lovely. Keeping it low until our long summer vacation in August. Cheers and enjoy your weekend.

Plouhinec

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