Plémet and the Saint Antoine!

In these days of uncertainty nostalgia comes forward and digging in my vault of photos came up with two, one not well taken but worth including it. I was doing my duties in my lovely Bretagne and came upon to find a wonderful restaurant thanks to collegues at work. This was back several years maybe 2012, not sure. The thing is ,not on my blog and for the memories that is my blog I need to put it in. Hope you enjoy the story.

Plémet is located in the department 22 of Côtes-d’Armor in the region of Bretagne. It was born on January 1, 2016 from the merger of the two towns of Plémet and La Ferrière. The return to the name of Plémet takes place on December 25, 2017. It takes its name from Saint Démet, of Welsh origin and having lived in the Brest region. The name of the town is Pllémé in Gallo, Plezeved in Breton local languages.

The Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul Church, was built from 1894 to 1896. Inside, there is a reliquary of Saint-Pierre or the wooden Angel, which was the first work done in Plémet by Roland Guillaumel ( sculptor Grand Prix de Rome 1950) and, that it was walked during the processions. Which is the best to see here and not been in it.

The city of Plémet on its history in French: City of Plemet on its history

However, the reason I came to this small town hidden in the countryside was to visit a restaurant for a business function my CFO was given to the Finance team. We came by car pool, actually any other way will be almost imposible if impossible. We took the N165 voie express Nantes-Brest road and got on exit D767 towards Locmine, then followed direction Pontivy, Rennes, Loudéac, and finally Plemet.

We arrive in the afternoon ready for a meeting, then by evening, we went to a very nice restaurant Le St Antoine in Plémet,(now closed) this was supposely visited by French actresse Marion Cotillard.  It is a Gault and Millau rated restaurant,  8, place du Général De Gaulle , French cuisine and very nice setting. We had a ball of fun here and great friendship of a team that stayed together for almost 9 years! And of course, we are still in touch. It was indeed great French cuisine at a low price, in a dark, classy and cozy setting, a table worthy of great restaurants, we were received simply but warmly, we ate divinely with appetizers waiting and at no extra cost!

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In Plémet, the Le Saint Antoine had a large room with personalized decor dedicated to the cinema and prestigious actors will remain closed from June 2020, sadly I learned. The health crisis has accelerated the decision of the owners, who will not reopen. The Le Saint-Antoine restaurant, emblematic in the town, takes its bow. “A page is turning,” said Marie-Aimée André (wife owner). Good news for lovers of fine gastronomy carefully prepared by Jean-Paul André (husband owner): the traiteur or caterer’s shop continues!

Over the years, Le Saint-Antoine has become a veritable institution in Plémet and a culinary heritage. It welcomed fine gourmets from all countries. “Foreigners represented between 30 and 40% of our clientele. It, also came from all regions of France. “They came alone, with friends, or with family. ” said the owners.

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Le Saint-Antoine restaurant,was created in 1994 and their catering boutique which they took over in 1983. The boutique and the catering section of Le Saint-Antoine will remain open for the benefits of those nearby. Jean-Paul and Marie-Aimée André wanted to continue this activity, when they have just closed their restaurant. The boutique catering was founded in 1946 by Jean André, Jean-Paul’s father, this business holds a special place in the hearts of the inhabitants of the territory. Jean-Paul and Marie-Aimée took it over in 1983 and brought it to life by expanding its services, over the years These range from cold cuts, entrees and cooked dishes, daily specials, homemade cakes that Jean-Paul prepares himself, through the sale of delicatessen, fruits and vegetables, good wines, fruit juices etc. Now open from Tuesday to Saturday, 9h to 13h and from 14h30 to 19h, and Sunday, 9h to 13h. Contact: tel.+33 (0) 2 96 25 61 62. Maybe worth a stop….

This is the city of Plémet on the Le Saint Antoine restaurant for reference and directions as said only the catering is now open. City of Plémet on Le Saint Antoine boutique catering

There you go ,now I feel better, more wonderful memories into my blog to relish for life and hopefully my sons will continue. This is part of our lives and I feel great to post it here for the memories of good cheers and good friendship, Le Saint Antoine at Plémet. Hope you enjoy the story.

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

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