Never enough of Vannes!!!

Ok so this weekend was quiet in my front, just cold is setting in we had wind chill of 1C this afternoon and now it is 6C, cold and will continue like this next week. We have November coming with lots of dates including the 100 of World War One or the Great War with lots of celebrations. Me by end of month will be in Asia, more of this then.

The trip was mostly of errands but most were in the capital city of Vannes, in the Morbihan Breton dept 56. I work ,also, not far from city center in the countryside in a castle ruins of 1504 ::) HQ now.

The day Saturday went on as usual with a regular trip to EasyCash so my boys can sell some of their old stuff from books, dvd, cd, video games etc, the cash collected there they turn it into new games at Micromania all in Vannes.

We continue into our wonderful Saturday morning market in old town Vannes mainly done around the place du poids public and place des Lices. We loaded on cheeses of different types, and fruits fresh and dry as well including some mangos from Brazil! And believe for the first time took some photos of what happened after the market close;;;;

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As we had time and parked on the streets of a side road near Le Port harbor marina we did our usual walk around the old town  ,always lovely to do.

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While walking we got hungry so we decided to re visit an old favorite. It used to be called Cat Way when came into the area and later change to Le Gambetta. Well nice folks, but the service was slow beyond regular French time, and the food well the pizzas were not well cook on the edges. I did better ordering fish soup and a nems greens salad. All wash down with Heineken and Affligem beers, finishing with the popular cafe gourmand (coffee and small varied cakes); all came out to 25.50€ per person.  The resto brasserie is here on Yelp one of my recomm in my blogroll bottom of my front page. Yelp on Le Gambetta Vannes

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We did some additional walks and decided to get some good chow at La Trinitaine store in Place des Lices, grabbing traditional Breton fish soup, and tuna terrines for a late night munch.  This is our favorite Breton tradition goodies store here. More info: La Trinitaine Vannes

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The port area is always very nice and lively with good ambiance here so we took additional walks around Le  Port harbor marina.

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Once done , we headed home to do our groceries just past the expressway N165 into our favorite hypermarket of E Leclerc. This is huge and practically you can buy all here, althought we prefered to only get the grocery basics and leave the food for especialized stores that offers the best of France and the world.

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Of course, coming home to our town, we could not past by without the omnipresent baguette bread in our favorite bakery Boulangerie Delumeau at rue de la Gare to get our Breizh breads, done with traditional Breton flours and a two point ends!

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And, then we can say we were loaded for the weekend. Unfortunately my team Real Madrid had a lousy game and were beaten badly by the unname but we can’t win them all to continue be the best in history! Tonight there is the Classic football/soccer match with Marseille vs PSG=Paris St Germain from Marseille Velodrome stadium. 21h French time.

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And that is all for now , will continue update on the beauties of my Brittany in the comig days. You all have a wonderful Sunday and best of next week. Enjoy the pictures!!!

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

 

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