My Dad big day and our Morbihan!

So once in a while I indulge myself on a personal note in my blog. It has been lots of trips and countries,(so far 81) , living in 5, citizen of 4, and languages to spread around say 4 and a couple others natives insist I speak but I am humble. It has been a long journey of ups and downs and sadness losing the women of the house, first my mother and then my wife. Life goes on with the living, they tell me but how sad the road it is.

Once in a while we have a good moment such as this one my Dad’s 85 yrs old! and lives with me of course. He is on a medical cabinet care who comes home every day. He enjoys going out as we all do and I take him out on special days and for shopping. This day was special been his 85. We started from home with a walk out of our nice beautiful boy dog Rex , a borador! (mix border collier/Labrador)!


And shopping we did, parquet flooring for his bedroom and a new WC or toilet for his bathroom at Castorama Vannes. As we were close to the shopping center Leclerc we stopped by, and started with lunch. There in the food court there is a wonderful Bistrot St Edouard and we had our first meal of the day.


Lots of Pelforth beers, he had oriental pizza because it has chorizos! of course! We had fish and chips and burgers and plenty of beers and then the cafe gourmand (coffee and small sweets cakes). It was fairly full and we had a nice lunch overlooking the shopping center. All nice for under 19€ per person.


For reference the Bistrot St Edouard site: Bistrot St Edouard at Leclerc shopping center Vannes

We headed home to unload thet truck we had rented with the goodies at Castorama after the lunch. And prepared for dinner!

This we know he likes steaks ,forget the fancy French food, he is an old traditional guy lol! So we headed for a steakhouse that we had before and was not bad call La Bucherie. This is at the Zone Artisanal Porte Océane in Auray right next to the N165 expressway on your way below on the D768 road to the beaches of Carnac and Quiberon etc.


Here is a complex of municipal pool, cinema Ti-Hanok, and hotels/restos in the back of the zone artisanal; before there are lots of businesses including our eye doctor’s office! And on the main road D768 there is another Leclerc shopping center and a Super U shopping center! All around our best beer place the V&B franchise chain. Lovely area indeed!!!


We had reservation for 19h or 7pm as he likes to get home early! We arrived exactly at 19h and to my surprise the restaurant was empty with only two attendants! This is a place you reserve because it is always full but I guess the covid19 virus has taken a greater toll here, do not know for how long.

Anyway, the service was great nice friendly and I guess plenty of time for talks. The food as always very nice and we even try the house red wine L’Effet Boeuf or the meat effect a red 2017 from pays d’Oc of Syrah marselan that was very nice indeed. Restaurant price right at 21,90€.


We ordered the usual entrecôte steaks or rib eye cut , me with rice, my Dad with fries and both with salads. My boys had a panaché du boucher of about 3 different cuts and a huge maquignon rustique burger with fries and salad. To end we opted for the splendid café gourmand platter of coffee and four sweet assorted cakes and ice cream. All for 31,50€ per person. Nice!


We left in good cheers of a wonderful day and great family fun, simple routine la vie à la Française in family life of a country town in inland Morbihan dept 56 of my beloved Bretagne. As Auray and Vannes has numerous posts in my blog you can tell we go there often and there are magical spots for the visitors and locals alike. Hope you enjoy this family outing , not like my usual blog’s post.

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

3 Comments to “My Dad big day and our Morbihan!”

  1. Nice post. My mother is 86 and still lives in her own house.
    The Fish and Chips look like English fish and chips!

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