My new home of Pluvigner in the Morbihan Breton VIII

Well we have been here already five years and even thus we missed Versailles (and who wouldn’t) the area has been fantastic and it has taken its roots on all of us already. Of course, this is my town now Pluvigner, in the departément 56 =Morbihan of the region of Bretagne or Brittany or Breizh.

I have written some on the town before, just will put up a couple post for the newbies to my blog here

https://paris1972-versailles2003.com/2013/09/08/my-new-home-of-pluvigner-in-the-morbihan-breton/

 https://paris1972-versailles2003.com/2013/09/13/my-new-home-in-the-morbihan-breton-ii/

One thing thus , even with some pictures on the town itself ,done very little of our house, and will like to post some photos not so personal here.

In fact, we are only about 30 kms from the coast, that is about 18 miles, and at the crossroads of national and departementals roads with a bus line (wow!) and the train station in Auray at about 15 minutes from us linking us to the world and Paris in 3h20. The closest airport is in Lorient but very few flights there so we go to Nantes at about 1h30 from us by car. The city is part of the district of Lorient and member of the metropolitan area of Pays d’Auray.

Our city mayor’s office is here : http://www.pluvigner.fr/module-pagesetter-viewpub-tid-2-pid-2.html

And it has tourist info in French. The metro area webpage is here : http://scot-pays-auray.proscot.fr/index.php?p=1&s=1&ct=187

And even thus we have a tourist office in town , it is govern by the one in Auray, here in English : http://auray-tourism.com/home/our-towns-and-villages/pluvigner.aspx

The name of the town comes from the roots of Plou =parrish and Guigner or Saint Guigner ;one of the Kings of Ireland converted to Catholicism by Saint Patrick; left him and came over to this area to create a monastery. He died killed by a Breton prince  Théodoric.  The main Church that bears his name was built in 1781 and later renovated last in 1932; Inside you will see the relics of Saint  Guiguer and a statue of him.

We live more or less…about 500 meters from the city center or downtown that is about five blocks. So still very close in a nice home of 255 M2 (about 2745 SF) and a land space of 1000 M2 (about 10 760 SF). 4 brms, 2 baths, office space, game room, attic complete, covered garage for 3 cars; and an enclosed veranda as well as an open air terrace. Also, full basement. All the land is fence in and wonderful Neighbors especially the ones on our left and back.

There is a school like a middle school and a huge sports complex Goh Lanno near us. It has two handball courts, basketball court,  two Tennis courts  and roller blade circuit. Five football :soccer fields and a rugby field as well as an track and field stadium;wonderful and a huge place for flea markets and events in town; http://www.pluvigner.fr/module-Contenus-viewpub-tid-2-pid-23.html

As we are near downtown or city center or centre ville, all amenities are nearby too. Even a Super U supêrmarket in about one kilometer, less than a mile.

A historic feat was in January 23  1943,an American B-17 bomber plane already damaged by fire fell in town nearby Kéronic forest . Seven aviators were killed and 3 survived. Two stone monument were done in November 5 1994 in the presence of one of the survivors  Charles Roth.

In all is a very nice country town of about 7500 folks and once you go into  a business, they remember you. The laborers artisans already know us (from the work on the house) and we just call once and they come, even one tomorrow coming to help my kids finished putting up a roof cover to the entrance of our garage.  Just the kind of world I always look forward to.

If you ever in this area, let us know , we will love to entertain you with the Pluvignoise hospitality. Cheers

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2 Comments to “My new home of Pluvigner in the Morbihan Breton VIII”

  1. I am glad you have settled in so nicely and the house looks lovely. Good on you! 👍

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