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June 10, 2017

My travels in the Morbihan ,XXXIV

And we arrive at Saturday on a off sun on clouds day and temps mild at up to 22C or about 70F; the weather has remained cloudy so far and we are finishing the day now . We have so many plans and work to do on the house ahead ,and visitors from America, that we decided to take it easy and stay home doing some errands and small fixings around the house.

Our town is moving on and has plenty of activities including bicycle races and running counting for the regional championships. And its time for children to be prepare to go to summer camps all over; mine went as far as the French Alps with their school!

We even have an annex of the area Tourist office in the Mayor’s office building or Mairie.  June 17 is the Fête de la Musique in France and here we have in the  Place Saint Michel at 21h30  a performance by the Duo Dan Ar Braz and Clarisse Lavanant; and on the Place du Marché or market square from 19h concert of the music school, 20h demonstration of zumba and country music (US!) 21h concert of Shave And Hair Cut (blue grass music), 23h concert of YP’s (pop rock music) and to end the Breton feast of Fest-Noz with Arvest.

And we have a library or Mediathéque that only you can become members to take media out but you can order it and they deliver it to your house as well! Family at same address pays 18,70€ per year and the library is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9h-12h30 and 14h to 18h30, Saturdays from 9h to 12h30. It is located at Place Notre-Dame des Orties next to the Church Saint Guigner the main one in town and across from our favorite chocolatier store! La Fondue de Chocolat , more here:

The town tourist office is open Mondays to Fridays from 9h30 -12h and 14h-17H ; Tuesdays 10h30-12h and 14h-17h, closed Wednesdays ,Sundays and Holidays ; more here:

We combine a walk in our town with our errands by Vannes and lunch in our all American fast food ! The pictures a bit cloudy not just for the day but they were taken with my old cell phone nokia ::)

We went searching for an exotique grocery store of Caribbean/Asia/Africa goods that we were told had many of the plaintains, maniocs and drinks from my beloved Caribbean, and we found it!! This is Hibiscus 19 Rue Denis Papin, off the D767 across from the Clinique Océane. Loads of goods from the Caribbean here and we load up on plaintains ,maniocs (yucca) , tropical juice drinks like guava, and corned beef, etc other goodies. Of course, now we know and we will be back. More on it here:

We ,of course, went by the pharmacy for that cough medication of these days where the pollen is out and the sinusitis comes back…. I did my appointment at Norauto for my car revision before the summer trips for July already know the cost of it which is nice ahead of time.

Then , we check out the market on the last hour at Vannes place du poids public/place des Lices area which is always loaded with goodies. checking the Halles aux Poissons or fish market is great as well and you get the best direct for what the main reason to be in France, food/wine combination !!! We left our car at the underground parking in place de la République and for only 2€ we parked enough to do it all!!!

We did check into our wine store ,Nicolas in the Place du Poids Public just in the middle of the market, and load up on our favorite liquid white and red , even from Spain! And most of the time as good customers we walk away with a gift !

It was time to eat as time was passing by and the gang has an inner circle in their mind that reminds them of their birthplace in Florida so we headed for that famous Floridian landmark worldwide call Burger King. There is one nice one in Ploeren just outside city limits of Vannes and we headed there for that big double bacon whopper and onion rings!

We finish by doing our major groceries at E Leclerc hypermarket and it has totally been remodeled to be a very modern spacious store, products from all over and our favorite spot to shop for groceries here, together with the other one in Auray or the Carrefour hypermarket in Vannes inner. More of the latest here:

Then, finally it was time to come back home and think of what to do on a Sunday in the Morbihan from our window to it of Pluvigner. Y’all welcome y’here !!! Cheers!

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