Guivapas, and the cactus

Well , the only other time past by here was on the way to the airport of Brest ,which is actually in the town of Guivapas on the other side or past Brest centre. Guivapas where it is on city page here: http://www.mairie-guipavas.fr/mairie/decouvrir-guipavas/venir-a-guipavas/

And the airport of Brest-Guivapas is here ,of course all started in 1917 by the Americans:http://www.brest.aeroport.fr/en/about-the-airport/history

We came here because the other half wanted to search for cactus trees and she found a place near here that has a large selection. So we went for it from our car trips around the Brest region this weekend.

The cactuseraie  sits on the road D712 between Guivapas and Landerneau in the village of Creisméas. It has over 6000 m2 of space and over 2000 varieties of suculents or cactus varieties ! It is open all year on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 14h to 18h, during our local school vacations it is open Mondays to Saturdays from 14h to 18H, and from July 4 to September 3 , Mondays to Saturdays from 14h to 18h.

You can visit a part of it call the museum for 3€ adults. no bank cards all is French checks or cash euros. The museum has some amazing plants on display.

The selection was very friendly and informative by the both gentlemen and we came out with about 7 plants from 4€ to 15€ for our garden décorations. Very good and very good prices indeed. The selection as said is huge.

As you can see in their pictures very nice ambiance indeed; more here in French : http://www.cactuseraie.fr/?page_id=7

Passing in town one cannot overlook the two churches, the one right smack in city center as you entered on the D712, is the Church of St Pierre et St Paul. The foundations are from the 14C ,restored in 1840;then rebuilt after fire from bombings in 1944 finally done in 1955.  The religious Catholic site in French is here: http://egliseinfo.catholique.fr/public/fiche.php?valcode=29075_01#lieu:29/guipavas/guipavas-saints-pierre-et-paul-

More info in French, from the religious heritage of France site in French here: http://www.patrimoine-religieux.fr/eglises_edifices/29-Finistere/29075-Guipavas/124603-EgliseSaint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul

Then, looking into the city center passing on the D712, you see the Chapelle Notre Dame du Rhun, from the 15C; during the French revolution it serves as a headquarters of the Republicans army here .  it has been restored in 1805.  It was heavily damaged during the bombings of August 1944; the spiral was destroyed in August 11, 1944,and restored finally between work of 1951-1952.  The religious heritage of France has somethin in French here: http://www.patrimoine-religieux.fr/eglises_edifices/29-Finistere/29075-Guipavas/124600-ChapelleNotre-Dame-du-Rhun

Some of the nice places you find in my Brittany/Bretagne/Breizh and just touching the surface ! Enjoy your Sunday I did more later in the week now rest ::)

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