Some news from Bretagne, XVIIII

One day off before the start of another trip in Europe. So , this is it , more on my beautiful Brittany or Bretagne or Breizh. Tourist office here http://www.tourismebretagne.com/

I was as usual by Vannes, and got me some goodies such as a new butcher shop by pl henri IV that is absolutely delicious having it already at lunch time.  Visiting some old building like the palace of Limur, the city hall or hotel de ville as well as administrative offices, the stores, and shops along rue Emile Bourgault and leading to t he place Henri IV  with a view of the wonderful Cathedral Saint Pierre, all wonderful clear day in beautiful old Vannes.

Then, we do have things to do in Brittany and especially my department 56 of Morbihan. tourist office, http://www.morbihan.com/ and the tourist office of the capital city of Vannes, http://www.tourisme-vannes.com/

There is a great show at Le Dôme, Saint-Avé, a town I past everyday to work, Lo’Jo will be here Saturday March 5, 2016 20h45  or from January 14-17, 2016 Klaxon Cirque sous chapiteau the circus Under the dome tent, http://www.saint-ave.fr/centre_culturel_le_dome.html

You need to see the Cinéville cinémas at Garenne and Parc Lann (our favorite) multi cinema modern latest techno and great films for the entire family.  Places matinée from 5,50€  for films, shows for kids and opera plays on cinema vision screens most in the Brittany region. http://www.cineville.fr/index.php

At the cultural center La Lucarne at Arradon, you may wish to see Hugh Coltman January 29 2016 at 20h30 for remakes of songs by the great Nat King Cole. Klaxon as above at the Dôme will be here too. http://www.lalucarne-arradon.fr/?p=4033

The Festival of Youngs  music or Prom’nons nous will be back January 22 to February 9 2016 at many towns in the area from Arradon to Saint-Avé ; young musicians, players, shows , acts for the entire family more info here http://www.festivalpromnonsnous.fr/

Festival on the Streets free, the Lézard Ty Show, jam session 2016 from December 8 at 19h30 to December 19 at 20h different places in the area of Vannes, theater, music, with clic du clique, manu, kipik hip hop music all for donations to the feed the hungry organisation started by comedian coluche here resto du cœur. More info here https://www.facebook.com/pages/L%C3%A9zard-ty-show/508237532558687

And yes the magic of Christmas is here too even if less known than on the East of France. At Vannes from december 18 to January 3rd 2016. Chalets and entertaintment all over the city with heritage tours . More info on the committee of festivals here, http://www.comite-des-fetes-vannes.fr/ and the city of Vannes, http://www.vbs-56.com/vannes-plongez-dans-la-magie-de-noel-des-animations-gratuites-dans-toute-la-ville#.VmGv1v2FPIU

Also, at my other town Auray, Noêl à Auray, animations and chalets from December 11 to December 31 2015. Christmas markets on the 11-13 December and village of Noêl 18-20 December. http://www.auray-tourisme.com/home/sejourner/evenements.aspx#

Great souvenir and nice place to visit is the Musée sous-marin du pays de Lorient or the submarines museum of Lorient, open from December 20 to Jan 3 2016 from 14h to 18h as well as on Sundays. http://www.musee-sous-marin.com/  and see the Le Flore authentic submarine there, http://www.la-flore.fr/

The Château de Suscinio is magical and fortress style, open all year, with shops on explanation of what is the Middle Ages, life in a castle, and archeology explanations, December and january open from 14h to 17h. Great place indeed, see more here http://suscinio.fr/

Full program including Klaxon as above,and dance hip hop, theater of marionnettes, jazz etc all happening from now at L’Hermine espace culturel at Sarzeau, more here http://www.sarzeau.fr/vivre-au-quotidien/activites-culturelles/espace-culturel-lhermine/

And of course for the adults do not forget the Casinos we have good ones in near me such as one in Casino de Vannes! at Parc du Golfe , with machines, table games electronic roulette, and bar/brasserie resto. http://www.casinodevannes.fr/

And Casino de Crouesty with a great marina in Arzon, English electronic roulette, is new here with Christmas (30€) and New Year’s (109€) menus.  http://www.joa-casino.com/Casinos-Loisirs/CASINO-JOA-DE-PORT-CROUESTY

A great show Tal Coat from December 19 to May 20 2016 at the Hôtel de Limur in Vannes near the hotel de ville, graphic arts ,free admission on Rue Thiers, open Fridays, Saturdays,and Sundays from 13h30 to 18h. Great historical visual event in a historical mansion, built in 1685 and continue with the family Limur from  1820 to 1947; more info here http://www.mairie-vannes.fr/vannesloisirs/hotel-de-limur/hotel-de-limur/ar, 19ticle/tal-coat-loeuvre-graphique/

For the health concious we have it too, the fair Respire la Vie (or breathes life) , salon bio, well being, and habitat, at the parc Expo from January 22-24 2016 from 10h to 19h; more info here http://www.respirezlavie.com/vannes/

For detentre and having a great time , food and entertainement head for L’Atlantique at the port of Vannes, , with 140 wine references, menus from 12€, 19,50€ and 25,90€. meats and fish/seafood  dishes, terrace with view to the harbor (port). Webpage at my favorite resto place here, the Fork or la fourchette, http://www.lafourchette.com/restaurant/l-atlantique/21978

Now enjoy some pictures at random today in my capital and work city… Cheers and TGIF ::)

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