My travels in the Morbihan, LXIII

So here we are after a swing at some interesting parts of my belle France, its time to come back to what is going on locally in my gorgeous Brittany/Bretagne/Breizh. Today , Saturday, it is partially cloudy no rain, and temps in 11C or about 54F.

We have quite a bit of errands all over the area. We did got the initial vaccines for our puppy Rex, a mix Border Collier/Labrador or Borador! who is just fantastic and make us enjoy the outdoors a lot more than we did before.  He is 5 months on April 11th and just a fine boy. Our veterinery is very nice and not far from home in our town. Clinique Vétérinaire du Chêne or  Clinique du Chêne

Pluvigner

The Clinique Veterinaire du Chêne

We were in town so finally we ate on a local restaurant we have not been in a while, Le Scampi Pizzeria in city center, very nice place indeed and always welcome, we got free coffee expresso !!! and of course my favorite Volcanique pizza with chorizos and merguez sausages real men’s food.  The owner has won many prizes in local and regional pizza competition which it saying a lot. web here: Le Scampi pizzeria

Pluvigner

Le Scampi pizzeria from our table to city

As often the case, we did our groceries at the town Super U supermarket just to make it a whole day local event. web here: Super U Pluvigner

I like to tell you what is coming up in my area for events activities and good eating out.

A wonderful danse beach festival is coming to the Presqu’île de Rhuys peninsula between May 9-13 in the towns of Arzon, Le Tour du Parc, Saint Gildas de Rhuys ,and Sarzeau. All styles of dances will be shown from the contemporary to tango, open skies dances hip hop and many more.There will be training classes and expositions. In all 15 spectacles, 6 training sessions, and 2 expositions. More here at the official site for the Festival Plages des Danse. More on the tourist page of the Gulf of Morbihan area in English: Festival Plages de Danse

Saint Gildas de Rhuys

Plage de Kerver at St Gildas de Rhuys

Another nice event coming up is the Vannes Photos Festival, running from April 13 to May 13 in Vannes , evoking the golden period of the cinema showing the connection between the photography and the movie films.  Portraits of stars and the Cannes film festival will be shown with all the great names of photography too numerous to mention. The festival is free!, and will be shown at the following places in Vannes. Hôtel de Limur 31 rue Thiers, Le Kiosque, right bank of the port pleasure marina in Le Port area, Bastion de Gréguennic, Place de la Poissonnerie by the market, Château de l’Hermine 6 rue de la Poterne by the Porte de la Poterne off the ramparts, and in the old city center on the walls of the ramparts or around a street! Official webpage in FRench: Vannes Photos Festival

Vannes

Hôtel de Limur

Vannes

Château de l’Hermine

The literary salon or Salon Littéraire Livr’à Vannes from June 8-10.  The books of general literature as well as Breton literature will be exposed with shops and activities for the children. At the city hall Place Maurice Marchais. The names of the participants are here: http://www.livreavannes.fr/programmation/

The link for the salon here: Livr’à Vannes

Vannes

Hôtel de Ville

On the culinary front, my treat; there has been some changes worth mentioning me think.

The Créperie St Vincent in old town rue Saint Vincent has new owner and a new menu. formule at 12,90€ with a galette and crêpe of the day and a bowl of cider of apple juice.  All from local Breton producers. Richly decorated in the old times and open from 11h30 to 21h30; tel +33 (0) 2 97 62 31 39 , email: creperiestvincent@gmail.com

The café brasserie le St Nicolas, 31 Rue Francis Decker by the ramparts  has new decoration art deco style with all homemade items including the now famous burgers and homemade breads, formule from 12,50€ from 12-14h mondays to fridays; open 7h30 to 2&h30 everyday except Sundays. Ambiance Paris bistrot. Tel +33 (0) 2 97 54 03 00. Le St Nicolas in Facebook

Town of Pluneret between Auray and Vannes, you have the wonderful Créperie la Ferme de Kergonan, a farm with all the traditions of yesteryear and best of Brittany, open all year. Great food out in the country, the real French cooking. Tel +33 (0) 2 97 29 18 80. More in facebook here: La Ferme de Kergonan in Facebook

At the Château de Suscinio, former residence of the Dukes of Brittany you have many activities for the coming months. From May 2018 , something new, the wonderful homes or le Logis merveilleux on the theme of the king Arthur legend! without any addition to the general admission price! More info in French : Domaine de Suscinio

Sarzeau

Château de Suscinio

The wonderful Domaine de Kerguéhennec at Bignan there will be up to May 27 fourt new contemporary exposition shown in the castle, common areas and the park gardens.  This is a gem and worth the detour , best off the road N24 coming from Rennes, exit Bignan .open from Wednesdays to Sundays 14h to 18h, but the park is open all year, tel +33 (0) 2 97 60 31 84. More info in French here: Domaine de Kerguéhennec

Bignan

Domaine castle of Kerguéhennec

And last but not least my old home of Auray proposes many guided tours for free on the wonderful monuments of our area (Détours d’Art) such as the Chapelle St Quirin, the Chartreuse of Brech, etc. More info here in French and if interested coming by let me know. Detours d’Art by Auray

Brech

Chartreuse de Brech

Now this morning ,enjoy your Sunday, it is wonderful. We are home and waiting for the derby match in Madrid…! Happy travels, good health, and plenty of good cheers to all!!!

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