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April 2, 2019

Arradon by the coast of Morbihan!

Well this is another re blog post from 2013, as it is a nice town near the coast of the Morbihan breton and friends lives there so. I took a ride this time visit the little town of Arradon, near Vannes in the Morbihan breton.

It is near me about 20 minutes by car; you take the expressway free N165 and get off at exit sortie 28 road D779 and follow signs this is if coming from Nantes, if comes from Brest or me, you will get off at the D101 and have a much better scenery, you can continue coming from Nantes and get off at D101 Le Bono/Baden.  There is no train station,and the bus no 4 takes you here from Vannes takes about 21 minutes from the gare de Vannes to the mairie d’Arradon. The bus network covering Vannes also reach there  the schedule is here in pdf: Bus line 4 Vannes to Arradon

They do have nice beaches , such as plage de Kerbilhouet, plage de Penboch, and plage de la Carrière (best). It has a nice marina harbor  , the Pointe d’Arradon is a small peninsula of 700 meters long by 200 meters wide at its widest point and it serves as a boarding terminal for passenger boats visiting  for the nearby island of l‘Ile-aux-Moines (Monks island but there are no monks now), and great seafood!!

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There is a beautiful Church of St Pierre at the city center, a Chapelle du bourg ,and we had lunch at another find!!!

The Church of Saint Pierre at city center is at 2 rue Louis Quilleré, webpage from city hall is http://www.arradon.com/Decouvrir-Arradon/Patrimoine/Patrimoine-culturel/Patrimoine-architectural

It is of gothic style begun in 1885 and finished in 1888.  It has inside a painting representing the holy cross or “Sacré-Coeur de Jésus entouré d’angelots”  from the 18C in the south transept, another the deploration of Christ dead or  “La Déploration du Christ mort”,dating from  1847  and located in the ambulatory, yet another the virgin taking care of her sons in crucifixion or “la Vierge tendant son fils aux enfants et une Crucifixion”, located in the baptismal room. The church, also, houses a statue in wood from the 17C of Saint Vincent Ferrier (that visited Arradon in 1419 while evangelizing the area coming from Valencia Spain, his body lies in the Cathedral Saint Pierre at Vannes) , also the statues of Saint Pierre and Saint Roch. The clock in the south nave dates from 1895.

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arradon

Chapelle du Bourg, at pl de l’église in city center, now exhibits contemporary art, sculptures, artists arts, concerts, photo expos, themes and history in an educational manner. It is the previous Church of St Pierre from the 15C, and until the 17C it carries weddings and baptismal ceremonies there . It became what it is today from 1889; however, it is still a sacred building!!! More in webpage above for the Church.

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We had our lunch at the Créperie Les Logoden, (breton for laughs)  20, rue Albert Danet 56610 Arradon, tel +33  02 97 46 79 03. Where the food was great with galette arradonaise with local breton sausages, cafe gourmand with expresso coffee and small pots of creme brulée,far breton, and apple crêpes, a 50cl house red wine(2/3 bottle), and similar faires for the gang all for 18,40€ per person!!! the service was a bit slow but this is a small town, once we got going the lady started talking more lol! To emphasize the food was fantastic, the welcome a bit cold.

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arradon

Enjoy the trip its another gem off the beaten path ,Arradon of my Morbihan Breton and you are all degemer mat or Welbome!!!

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

April 2, 2019

Pluneret, Le Bono. Land and sea Morbihan!!!

A typical Sunday here is to get on the car and ride the beautiful spots around the Morbihan. The do not stop showing me wonderful places to see ,and come back for more. The choices are endless and already a very popular destination for the French and some Europeans. I like to get a mix bag here a bit of inland where I go by almost every day and a bit coastal just south of me.

We went on to nearby Pluneret, a nice town, typical of the region, with a beautiful Church of Saint Pierre and Saint Paul, 19C on the spot replacing an older church from the 11C. It is right in the center of town, a great stop for lunch overlooking the grand church is forthcoming, no tourism just the city of Pluneret on its history here: https://www.pluneret.fr/historique

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The closest tourist office is in Auray,more in French: http://www.auray-tourisme.com/home/nos-villes-et-villages/pluneret.aspx

We finish our balade par voiture, in the wonderful harbor town of Le Bono, very near me, and just wonderful. I have heard of it by collegues but this was the first time here, so close, so beautiful and just saw it today lol! The modern bridge Joseph le Brix(an aviator born in nearby Baden) has 320 meters long done to connect the towns in a circle of Auray to Vannes   However, the beauty is beneath it!!!! Just a lovely ria or inland bay river of du Bono, with green phospherus waters and lovely sailboats. It takes you out into the Gulf of Morbihan. You come into the Port area, lovely quaint, fisherman paradise, more lovely sailboats,and a nice city center bar Le Petit Mousse to have a light lunch while gulping some Grimbergens  beers!

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le-bono

Here you get to see boating par excellence including the beautiful black boat taken out on special occassions and historical,call the Forban du Bono “Notre Dame de Béquerel”, a replica of a chaloupe type boat from 1910 ,and rebuilt to identical in 1991.  The boat has an association for its preservation and can contact them events: http://www.lebono.fr/decouvrir-le-bono/tourisme/activites/

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There is an older bridge from 1835 that was approved for construction by king Louis Philippe in 1837, to cover the ria du Bono, its stil there for pedestrian use.  For those who enjoy long walks there is a circuit of 7,4 kms in French but if interested google or other similar can translate totally.  It has a map and the trip begins from the harbor or Port area,  More info in French City of Le Bono on coastal walks

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le-bono

For those looking to come in with their boat or go boating info on the harbor is here in French :  http://www.lebono.fr/cote-mer/port-et-mouillages/

finally, these areas are best by car get off expressway (voie express) N165 ,exit/sortie  D-101 ,follow panels for Le Bono. In all a wonderful place to visit, and I am sure we will be back to Le Bono and Pluneret.

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

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