My new home of Pluvigner in the Morbihan Breton XXXII!

So getting back to my regular routine as we are now more flexible out and enjoying it!!! I have several posts on my new dirt on the world, and on events, monuments in my little town; however, never written on our house in Pluvigner, Morbihan dept 56, of Bretagne, in my belle France. We should all start traveling in our town!!!

Well briefly not to repeat, my town name in French is Pluvigner, but in the local Breton language still spoken by many once you get to know them, is Pleuwigner; coming from the fact that the Pleu or plu or plo is Parish and wigner is guigner or Saint Guigner who came from present day Ireland.  My department 56 Morbihan is the only one in France that is not in French as if it was would be Petite Mer or small sea! actually Mor=sea and bihan=small or Morbihan.

Ok getting away from the details and telling you bienvenue is degemer mat and bonjour is demat and goodbye is kenavo; oh well I am learning too! Now lets turn to story telling…..

I have not told you about the house we live, and so much love keeping the work of my dear late wife Martine. Most folks including my overseas family think that we all have small houses, like cubicles lol! well if you live in a big city like Paris you find a lot of 50 sq meter homes and even less, but we live in the countryside Breton and houses are big here and lots of land.

My land is 1000 square meters or about 10 760 square feet. The house living space is 255 square meters or about 2 743 square feet. It has five bedrooms, and two full bathrooms and half toilet seat extra apart. There is a garage not counted in living space but can fit three cars easily, and a cellar of 33 m2 or about 355 sq ft. fully loaded!  A separate laundry room 28 m2 and so on and on. There is a front gate to enter the property and a long driveway for the back and the garage entrance. We have not counted in the living space an open air terrace of  11 m2 (118 sq ft) and a veranda glass enclosed terrace of 22m2 (237 sq ft). The house is about 400 meters or 1320 feet from downtown/city center or centre ville which we go on foot for all our needs.

pluvigner

pluvigner

pluvigner

pluvigner

Pluvigner

There is bus service very limited every 2-3 hours on line 5, and no train station; therefore transportation is basically all done by car which we like ! and if I go the opposite way from the house I am in dairy and horse farms galore on a winding hilly road into the forest. However, we have taken the bus and my boys do it into Lorient and Vannes as well as Auray.  The bus network is manage by Keolis Atlantique, the line 5 is here: Keolis Atlantique line 5 Pluvigner

The town is sandwhich between two main road for easy access to everything. In the north on the D768 you reach the N24 and connects with Rennes, Lorient, Brest etc. Going to the south or the beaches on the same D768 you connect with the expressway or voie express N165 doing the run from Nantes to Brest. From the N165 you can connect on the N166 to Rennes and onwards to Paris and beyond. I can take the D767 and D779 very easily connecting with all the above and north south Bretagne. There are other roads we take that connects quite nicely with all the needs such as the D102, D103 ,and D16.

There is an airport at Lorient Bretagne Sud but with limited flights choices located at 32 km or about 20 miles. My main airport is in Nantes Atlantique at about 147 km (91 mi) and 1h30 time, taken many times by yours truly.

The closest train station is at Auray at about 15 km which I have taken, however, for choices I take the Vannes at 35 km. Both handle the TGV as well. The bus line is the regional line 5 that goes to all the major towns from Baud to the north of me to Vannes passing by Auray and connects with those towns bus network like the Kiceo in Vannes or CTRL in Lorient. You can do correspondances in Vannes for an additional 50 cents.

The town of Pluvigner has about 7K inhabitants and a smallist city center but fully loaded with all the services we need except no cinema, no hypermarket, and no electronic/video games etc stores. This is the countryside! However, we do have 10 bars 8 restaurants, 1 supermarket, and 1 mini proxi grocery store, 5 bakeries, and haircut ,dog toilettage too, 2 pharmacies, eyeglasses, dentist, doctor, nurses (that come every day for my Dad) clothing/shoes store, gifts/pmu tabac stores, 3 banks, two car dealers and garages, oh well pretty much covered. The only service we go to Auray is the eye doctor and the Pratel hospital. A major hospital Bretagne Atlantique but known locally by its name  Chubert is in Vannes.

Pluvigner

Pluvigner

Another great service of a small town, here with the mairie (Ti Ker in Breton)  we communicate by email and even before the virus and they respond rapidly very good service.  The webpage is here for reference: City of Pluvigner

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Believe it or not, we have a tourist office in town, we do get a lot of Breton history here with sacre monuments and lots of walks into the woods with chapels etc. For tourism we rely on the Bay of Quiberon webpage here in English: Tourist office of Bay de Quiberon for Pluvigner

We belong to the Agglo communities of the Auray Quiberon Terres Atlantique webpage here on the towns in French: Auray Quiberon Terres Atlantique on Pluvigner

Oh yes one big advantage is that we are just very close to the beaches; you can tell by looking at the list on the webpage above and a map::)  Straight down on the road D768 you are in Unesco territory of Carnac, and also, St Philibert, Plouharnel, La Trinité sur Mer, Quiberon peninsula (our favorite) with a bit divertion to Locmariaquer, and on the other side Erdeven , and Etel ;all wonderful coastal beach towns at about 22 km (14 mi) ,28 km (17 mi) , 33 km (20 mi) and the farthest at 40 km (25 mi) going over to the Gulf of Morbihan name one of the most beautiful bays in the world! Not bad at all we said ::)

Oh yeah we are 129 km (80 mi) from Rennes and 145 km (90 miles) from Nantes city center. Also, 161 km (100 mi) from Brest at the point, and 58 km (36 mi) from Sarzeau in the Rhuys peninsula as well as 161 km (100 mi) from Saint Malo in the north. All centrally located for our enjoyment. Just to get my family to come here lol!!!

And our Keolis Atlantique bus line 5 connects with Vannes bus terminal next to the train station and then bus intercity even to Paris! For example Flixbus for less than 19€ Ahh at Vannes there is also a gare maritime or sea passenger terminal for trips to the outlying islands in the Morbihan like Belle-île sur Mer, Houat, and Hoédic in the Atlantic , and in Gulf such as Aux Moines, Arz , and still a bit further by Lorient Groix in the Atlantic ocean. Here you choose from where you want to leave, départ: Gulf of Morbihan cruises

We are lucky to have found the house, as we are near the best park in town Goh Lanno, and the city maintenance dept where we get our yellow tri garbage bags on foot! The folks are friendly and we talk to many neighbors already, as my boys take our dog Rex out for walks in the town and the park. He behaves very well indeed! We love him much!!!

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So I think I cover it all, it has been a long time wanted to do a post like this, on our Pluvigner; heck monuments we have them here next to us perfect for the 100 km limit lol!! well a bit more is needed hehehe! We will win, and time will tell we did. And do read the series of my home of  for all about the town! Hope you like this personal post and the friends and family who see it will let me know ok. Welcome to Pluvigner and my home!

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

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