A rainy day by Saint Nazaire!

Today was and still is a rainy day (this is a re post of June 2013).  Rather than stay home as usual we hit the road as I was home this weekend. We are starting to spread out a bit into outlying areas of our base in the Morbihan. Today we did a quick visit to Saint Nazaire, in dept 44 Loire-Atlantique of the Pays de la Loire region.

It is another seldom visited off the beaten path of my belle France, but heys we are here need to see it all lol!

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As we had little time and no plans to visit, we only touch bases by going into the center of town. The usual shopping we do near us ,we did it there this time. That is shopping for the wife, lots lots of it lol!!! then shopping for the kids lots of it, and little for me as I do the driving slave slave slave lol!!! We did purchase some clothings  at C&A and pillows ,and household items at GIFI, then  went over to see the big centre commercial of Savine, Grand Champs, both full of stores, restaurants amazing place so much in one place all next to each other, just before getting into city center Saint Nazaire in the neighboring town of Trignac. sure to be back ::)

While there we ate at a picturesque restaurant call Poivre & Rouge, in the nearby town of Trignac tried before and it was a pleasant surprise with great family welcome, funny folks, great service, and the food was great, had 400 grams steaks, Iberico spanish pork ham, cold cuts and melted camembert cheese, duck maigret steak of 200 grams, and all with grimbergen blonde/blanche beers, cafe gourmand, banana splits, and cheesecake ice cream, strawberries, and another of caramel and apple flavors, all for about 27.80€ per person within our budget! Like I said, we will be back soon. Good. Official site here: http://www.poivre-rouge.com/

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We walk the center of Saint Nazaire around the shopping Republique, many nice shops and restos there too, all the way to the Hôtel de Ville or city hall, and pass by the train bus station upon entering the center of town. The buses were working well, even on a rainy windy there, that is still going on by me. Ruban Bleu shopping center for our shopping today; official webpage here: Ruban Bleu shopping center Saint Nazaire

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On our way back , we just did our groceries at Auchan, heck its only 110 kms from us so on a cool day it was no problems, this is our former hypermarket from the Yvelines(78)! More on it here: Auchan shopping center

In all, its a place to combine it with the beaches of La Baule, Pornic, Pornichet etc and do the shopping back here on way back, nice planning, check, noted,written,and schedule. See you around here in summer. Well the real one because today we are already in summer time here lol!!! Those meteologists folks still missing the point rain all day lol!! Need to be back, I will,promise!

First ,this is the town of Saint Nazaire webpage and it can be translate to several languages (have it in English), http://www.saintnazaire.fr/notre-territoire/our-territory-1233.html

And this is the tourism webpage of Saint Nazaire: http://www.visit-saint-nazaire.com/

Enjoy Saint Nazaire and remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!

5 Comments to “A rainy day by Saint Nazaire!”

  1. I do not know if we have been there since I am not good with the name but Mickey is good and will know more. but I love the de la Loire region especially the castles.

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    • Well there are two regions/states/ that are similar in castles but the more famous ones are in Centre-Val de la Loire. This town is in the other Pays de la Loire.

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  2. I find the best thing to do on a rainy day is to go shopping or to the cinema. Glad to see you got so much accomplished. Auchan is our favourite supermarket in France. 👍
    It is raining here too. ☔☔☔

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    • good for you Auchan rocks but it is in financial diff lately… AlCampo in Spain lol! well the Breton have a saying on rain about its only rain on the idiots because the intelligent folks are in the bars! Cheers

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