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July 30, 2020

Vannes, carrefour, and our shopping!

So once in a while I indulge myself in a more personal post just to show all family and friends and ourselves the daily routine in our lovely Morbihan, beautiful Bretagne, and belle France!

This time we went to our regular shopping center for groceries and buy/sales video games in Vannes. 

Of course, we did the errands first. I got up with my boys and went to the garbage disposal facility to discharge of cut lawn grass, paper boxes, pressurised containers etc in our déchèterie of Pluvigner in the zone de Bréventec. On the way back ,we stop at our favorite bakery or boulangerie Y & E for our tradition baguettes and some sweets or pâtisserie.

Once done we hook with our oldest boy in Vannes to do the groceries at Carrefour hypermarket. This is a centre commerciale with several stores like a shopping center. Here my boys of course, went to Micromania store to sell and buy new games.

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Finally, we hit Carrefour for our groceries.

As usual we are all over here even if by now you think we should know all the aisles by heart. Tradition oblige we zig zag the entire store. It is a nice all inclusive Carrefour and it has what we need. As we like now do barbecues here they sell ready made skewes of different meats and plenty of sausages and chorizo ready made for it. We loaded up.

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Once home, the boys did their homemade pizza with chorizo and cheddar cheese! All wash down with our recent buy bubbly perles lunatin noir of the Loire at Vignobles Marchais.(more later).

And back for a ride with our wonderful dog Rex in the park nearby Goh Lanno (see posts). And finally ,home for our late night news and more on the current situation. We heard that our fav Quiberon is under a new vigilance for covid19 as some clusters have been detected there making it difficult to go.

So as I told my local friends , this is for long at least until the end of 2020. The same for work as we are doing teletravail or at home work for now , luckily still with full pay. Be safe!

Hope you enjoy the tour of a personal day in my lovely Morbihan, beautiful Bretagne and belle France; and of course, sublime Vannes.

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

July 30, 2020

Sainte Anne d’Auray: Academy of Music and Sacred Arts!!!

Again coming back closer to home at about 5.5 miles or 9 km of my house; in the town of Sainte Anne d’Auray in my beautiful Morbihan, and my lovely Bretagne and of course my belle France. I have written before of the whole complex but this one always attracted my attention and would like to expand a bit on it. Thanks for reading it.

Here at Sainte Anne d’Auray is located the Basilica minor of Sainte Anne. She is the Patron Saint of Bretagne/Brittany. In the Basilica she is remembered dearly and very much by all Bretons.  As said, Sainte Anne is known here as the grand-mère or grandmother as she is in history the mother of Mary and grandmother of Jesus!

One of the spots inside the Basilica complex that I have always tried to get in but is only open on regular visits and mine have been all over at random always missing it. However, will mention here just as a reminder to me to come back in more details. You can search my other posts on Sainte Anne d’Auray as I do passed by here almost every day,  and yes many things to catch up seeing , so many to see !!!

One of these is the Academy of Music and Sacred Arts which is sort of a school and even over radio Sainte Anne as well as a museum of sacred arts. I believe was here way back when came to this area but did not bother to take pictures and then well… so much to see! Let me tell you briefly on it ok.

The Academy of Music and Sacred Arts in Sainte-Anne-d´Auray has become the largest cultural center in the pays d’Auray, (that is the agglomeration or metro area) with deep roots. Founded in 1999 under the name Center for Sacred Music, the Academy of Sacred Music and Arts (aka=Admas) ensures, through music and the arts, the enhancement of religious and cultural heritage, mainly in Brittany.  The academy is in charge of the liturgical music of the sanctuary. It also offers a season of concerts.

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Some of the things to see here other than the music are

Breizh ha feiz, life and faith of Bretons in county of Vannes with traditional costumes, reconstructed scenes and everyday objects of Breton folk art are presented and evoke aspects of the sacred in the daily life of populations around 1900.
The Treasury room, where pilgrims’ votive offerings are displayed, objects offered in thanks to Saint Anne, from the most precious to the most modest.
The upper gallery of the cloister: Sainte-Anne-d’Auray, history of a sanctuary in Breton country; where objects from the Sainte-Anne-d’Auray collections are presented to the public during temporary exhibitions.

The official page of the Academy of Music and Sacred Arts in French is here:  Official Academy of Music and Sacred Arts

The Basilica of Sainte Anne on its Academy of Music and Sacred Arts in French: Basilica Sainte Anne on the academy of music and sacred arts

The city of Sainte Anne d’Auray on the Academy of Music and Sacred Arts in French: City of Sainte Anne d’Auray on the Academy of Music and Sacred Arts

And there you go folks, you got all the info you need to make it here and maybe join me. I will need to be back, so close 9 km yet so far for pictures! Stay tune to your blog, thanks for reading .Hope you enjoy the briefer on the Academy of Music and Sacred Arts of Sainte Anne d’Auray.

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

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