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December 24, 2019

And my lovely Pluvigner, Morbihan 56!

So on these last days of 2019 and waiting for the big one Christmas Day, we are at home unusual but it has been like this since 2018. We have a humble day as many of our loves are no longer with us and these days seems sadder.

And of course, my Dad, my 3 young men and our wonderful Rex, the dog are all participating in this event. We love the aperos or apéritifs those wonderful drinks we have before a meal or just sharing with friends sort of a happy hour or after work. Ramos Pinto Collector Reserve Porto and Kiss a mix of Cognac and lemon, orange, passion fruit mix.

Pluvigner

pluvigner

Oh yes home is Pluvigner in the Morbihan 56 of our Bretagne, and my belle France.

This is after all the season to be merrier and we try , the noise and celebration are just stop in city center as today was our Christmas market one day shot, the town threw all out and it was a first good try. Hopefully ,more and better to come.

pluvigner

We have finished doing work on the house and now its just cruising time, its a nice home and we love just about 400 meters from the centre ville or city center/downtown.

pluvigner

And the beat goes on as several nights of family party will follow and watching the celebration from afar like in my dear Madrid, and Florida ,NJ USA and Versailles-Paris all the spots that have a spot in my heart.

miramar

So, therefore, wherever you are and whatever you do it, I like to wish you all my readers a wonderful Merry Christmas and great Holiday season. Joyeux Noël, Feliz Navidad, Feliz Natal!

And , then remember on these magical days, those that made it happened for you and now in heaven , they made what you are today believe it or not.

Pluvigner

Les Mureaux

plu les roses de Martine 03sept2019

Best wishes and have a blast with the family , find them stick with them, they are precious. Cheers

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

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December 24, 2019

Back again to Locronan!

Yes, so this is the season to be merrier and Locronan in the Finistére dept 29 of my lovely Bretagne rank up there especially at this time of the year, and we are getting close to end 2019.

I have written several posts on Locronan and not good of keeping track do not want to repeat myself so will put the link to the previous post and some comments from them to create this post with new pictures! Hope you enjoy and do visit this is a must in Bretagne!

So now let’s tackle a serious tourism and heritage subject in my old beautiful Brittany. Tradition with the Bretons is very strong even now, and the legacies of the past are well maintained with their language pushing and the religious beliefs, here strong. One town stands of many on this example. I like to talk to you today about Locronan in the Finistére dept 29 of Brittany. A town full of traditions and beautiful architecture not to mention history. Enough for me to love it. Post: The traditions of Brittany ,Locronan

The Church of Saint-Ronan is a priority Church located in Locronan, Dept. 29 of Finistère, region of Brittany. The Chapel of the Penity, which houses the tomb of St. Ronan, is also part of the ensemble. The Church of St Ronan is one of the most beautiful specimens of the flamboyant ogival art of the 15C. Post: The Church of St Ronan at Locronan

This year we went early to avoid the crowds as the Christmas market here is very popular signs posted to warn you of traffic jams and all! People come anyway from far away so we came for the street walks and architecture Breton old and beautiful. The town of Locronan is a must to visit I am telling you,ok

The beauty of its religious buildings is enormous and the fame is huge with the Bretons. One of their shrines and huge pardon walk each year from here already explained in my previous posts.  I will just put up some new photos here and hope you do visit and let me know ok

Locronan

Left Church of St Ronan, right Chapel of the Penity

Locronan

Bell tower of Church of St Ronan

Locronan

Altar of Church St Ronan

Locronan

nave entrance to altar Church St Ronan

Locronan

altar and Rosary Chapel of Church St Ronan

Locronan

Chapel of the Penity with tomb of St Ronan

The town is surrounded by old Breton architecture houses and a nice museum, good all year around but especially in the period now of Christmas market. Hope you enjoy Locronan as we do.

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

 

 

 

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December 24, 2019

Rochefort en Terre at Christmas!

And of course this is fairy tale wonderful cosy gorgeous medieval Rochefort en Terre in my lovely Morbihan dept 56 of the region of Bretagne. I live less than an hour from here! and love it!!!

I have several posts on the town over the years in my blog, and each time coming here is an event of wonderful memories. This was our first time back since the passing of my dear wife Martine, which she absolutely love it! I have the good souvenirs….

Rochefort en Terre

Rochefort en Terre

Let me tell little more and post some nice new pictures ok. Hope you enjoy as we do.

First, the town is loaded with artists, painters, potters, jewerly makers, leather makers you name they are here spread all over the inner core of the old town a whimsical ride to the best of Bretagne and France. More on these wonderful personnages that makes this country the best is here: Tourist office of Rochefort en Terre on artisans traders merchants

Rochefort en Terre

And what makes it special the spirit of Christmas , voted as the best many times in different scenarios and best village of France in 2016! More on the Christmas spirit we love so much is here: Tourist office of Rochefort en Terre on Christmas

Rochefort en Terre

And of course great local food recommended try over the years here ,these are the Bar Restaurant Freine le Temps, Bar Restaurant Les Ardoisiéres, Créperie Glacier La Terrasse, Restaurant L’Ancolie, and especially our fav Créperie Le Café Breton !

Rochefort en Terre

Rochefort en Terre

And see my previous posts on the Church of Notre Dame de la Tronchaye, NAIA museum, and the castle just awesome , recommended to all to stop by indeed. Enjoy it as we do.

Oh yes you come here by car, this in land Morbihan breton lands: The expressway free N166 coming from Vannes sortie exit 9 direction Bohal or the expressway free N165 sortie or exit 17 direction Marzan. I , also, come on the D775 taken from the N166 direction Questembert. And the nearest train station is at Questembert about 10 km away.

A bit more on the city of Rochefort en Terre on heritage to see in French: City of Rochefort en Terre on heritage

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

 

 

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