Locronan ,Christmas season!!!

And here I am updating and revising a wonderful old post from Christmas 2015! As the season is again with us and never to go away. The pictures are the same to keep it in perspective. Hope you enjoy and welcome my new readers, happy holidays!!

And all this in the wonderful historical and architecturally stunning little town of Locronan, where we have one of the best Christmas markets in Bretagne! And continuing with the Christmas spirit we headed for Finistére departément 29 in the town ofLocronan. 

I had visited the town back in 2013, and I was told again that the Christmas market was taken off here well so so we decided to take a look.  The town is a Petite Cité de Caractère de Bretagne or a small town of character of Brittany. It shows the Breton traditions quite well, and the stone ambiance gives it an eerie feeling of Merlin ::) It is, also, one of the Les Plus Beaux Villages de France or one of the most beautiful towns of France !

The town is small just around the Church St Ronan, and many quaint stores all around the center. I took an intrepid walk down a ravine very steep to see the chapelle de Notre Dame de Bonne Nouvelle 15C-17C.

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In the tourist site they mention a Calvaire or Calvary ,and it shows in the picture I took, this is dedicated to Saint Eutrope. He is according to leyend the 13 apostle. It was martyred for having been stoned and shot for converting the daughter of a Roman governor of Saintes. The Calvary is one of the few monuments of this type built in limestone. A Madonna and Child is carved on his lapel,on the other side are represented Angels gathering the blood of Christ.

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I was able to see the architecturally and historically stunning Church of St Ronan and again,  this is impressive and worth coming here just for it.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESI was able to see going back from the city center a nice wash house or lavoir, old indeed.   

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 We did our shopping in the Au Loup Garou Gourmand store with goodies like cider, seafood products in cans, candies, jellies etc.  It is known as the house of the 100 Breton beers as they are here in all shapes and tastes. Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Loup-Garou-Gourmand/1825623937761898

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We gathered our pastries and baguettes from Le Guillou boulangerie pâtisserie just yummy for the house. webpage: https://www.kouignamann-locronan.fr/

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And of course, we look at the Christmas chalets even if in the afternoon they were not light up yet. It is nice quaint but a bit smallish and we have really enjoy it. We are only about over an hour from our house so another wonderful backyard town to stop by.

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For reference, here is the Locronan tourist office webpage: https://www.locronan-tourisme.bzh/

Enjoy the pictures and Merry Christmas ,ahead of time just to be first! and well Happy New Year ! Another fairytail ride into magical Finistére or Land’s end territory in my lovely Bretagne!

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

2 Comments to “Locronan ,Christmas season!!!”

  1. The chapel and its calvary make up a beautiful, typically Breton setting.

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