Some news from Bretagne XIII

And this is my Bretagne, now for the last 6 years of my life. Wonderful coves, harbors ,beaches and great forest of king Arthur fame. I am in the Morbihan dept 56 the only one in France ,name not French ::) but Breton. Degemer mat= welcome to the old dukedom of Brittany.

The weather was nice today about 56F enough for folks to come out and even walk on the beach, great fun for the surfers here! We did our errands and some sightseeing nearby in our department, some of that later. For now, some news on Brittany.

From March 3-8 you have the Festival de la Parole Poétique or the poets speech rights festival in the Sémaphore, this itme an homage to Jim Morrison. More here: http://maisonpoesiequimperle.blogspot.fr/

and here: http://www.printempsdespoetes.com/index.php?url=agenda/fiche_eve.php&cle=48113

The 16th Rencontres du Cinéma Europeen will have a run March 1-7 in Vannes, special presentation will be on Flandre. More info here: http://www.cinecran.org/10797-2/

Something found and good to come in just for Le Vinocrate, 24bis rue Paul Guieysse in Lorient. From a selection of wines from the famous Guide Hachette, you will have meals and wines all matching. Directions here: https://www.yelp.fr/biz/le-vinocrate-lorient

Another good and tasted is The Galway Inn, 18 rue de Belgique in Lorient, folk, jazz, country blues and Traditional music ,open 17h to 2h, great ambiance always. Games on Tuesdays at 20h. More info here: http://www.thegalwayinn.com/

A bit late but if around until February 22nd, come and enjoy Récré Days in Lorient fun for the entire family. More than 50 activities for young and old. More info here : http://www.recredays.com/2017/01/04/maxi-recredays-parc-des-expositions-de-lorient-4/

Quelle Histoire or what a history going on at the archives department of the Morbihan until June 23 2017. 56 dates telling us the story of the area and France; very good and free admission. Open Mondays to Fridays from 9h to 17h30. More info and directions in French here: http://www.archives.morbihan.fr/informations-pratiques/horaires-et-acces/

Right by Guidel Plages you may want to see the Galerie Kerbrest, expo of paintings and sculptures by local artists from Grancher, Gurun, R Hess, C Mingant and others. Open everyday from 15h to 19h during  July-September, and all Sundays in off season.  More here, http://galeriekerbrest.blogspot.fr/

About going for a boat ride or fishing in Doêlan just south of Quimperlé on road N165 direction Moêlan-sur-mer. This is Passion Mer: aboard the boat Océanide I you can go for one hour or all day max 10 persons so very individualise. rates from 15€ for 1h to 80€ for all day.  More in French here: http://www.passion-mer-doelan.com/

nice small Casino at Larmor Plage open every day from 10h at 24 bd de Port Maria. roulettes machines, table games, bar restaurant and good ambiance on the beach. More here : http://www.casino-larmorplage.com/

Les émancipéés Festival will be in Vannes from March 10-12 showing all about music,books, and theater all at the Théatre Anne de Bretagne. The presentation around Scénes du Golfe or scenes from the gulf (Morbihan).  More here: http://www.scenesdugolfe.com/festival-les-emancipees-tab-127.html

At lorient in the Espace de Sciences of the Maison de la Mer you will have the Circuits portuaires until Feb 24th and then again from April 4-28. All about the sea from tides to rades to fishing and naval secrets… reservation is a must at the tourist office +33 (0) 2 97 84 78 00. http://www.lorient-tourisme.fr or more here in English: http://www.espace-sciences.org/your-visit

Now for the youngsters taken a cue from my sons, there is a nice discotheque by the beach area of Guidel in the town of Quéven =Paradisio, open fridays , Saturdays, sundays and eve of holidays with music from the 70’s and 80’s with buffet all sundays evenings. More here: first tel +33 (0) 2 97 80 21 20 or cell/mob +33 (0) 6 12 45 58 63: http://www.guidedenuit.com/discotheques_morbihan/paradisio

And to close out, the Festival of gastronomy and wines in Vannes. Salon des Vins et de la Gastronomie March 4-6 at the expo center Le Chorus in the Parc du Golfe. This has only a 5€ admission and its very popular here already in it’s 25th edition. More here; http://www.salondelagastronomie.fr/nos-salons/ouest/salon-des-vins-de-la-gastronomie-de-vannes-56

And the le chorus exhibition center here with directions in French: http://www.lechorus.com/infos-pratiques

Enjoy visiting the Breton lands of France. It’s magic just ask Arthur, Merlin,and Morgane ::)

 

 

 

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