My little Crac’h!!

Ok so this is a small town indeed, my little Crac’h. Looking at older posts I realise only written a few lines on it and really I like to have at least one post per town. So giving credit to where is due,here is my small humble way to present to you Crac’h.

The town of Crach (Fr) or Crac’h (Breton), is a town in the Morbihan department no 56, in Bretagne, and is ,also, part of the Auray Quiberon Terre Atlantique community of towns. This is a metropolitan group of towns sharing resources of which we are part too. Their webpage for reference: http://www.auray-quiberon.fr/auray-quiberon-terre-atlantique/le-territoire/24-communes-256.html

Amazing ,it nevers amazes me to see the places that one lives so close yet visit so few. Always in the travel trails elsewhere and we left home unattended. This is our case with so much to see in our lovely Bretagne and our belle France, and so many close countries to visit around us. I would like to tell you more of the small town of Crac’h. Only about 20 minutes by car from our home! The roads D768 to D781 to D28 and voilà you are in Crac’h.

The town of Crac’h is bordered to the east by the Auray river, to the west by the Crac’h river, to the south by the towns of Saint-Philibert and Locmariaquer and to the north by the town of Auray. The National road 165 (N165 along the axis Brest-Nantes) , exit Crac’h, Locmariaquer and Saint-Philibert takes you here easily . The nearest train station is Auray (accessible by TGV and TER) 6 km from Crac’h. The nearest airport is Lorient at 49 km. The city of Crac’h is accessible by line 1 of the BreizhGo network (Auray ↔ Carnac ↔ Quiberon).

A bit of the history I like

There was a talk of a wooden bridge, at the height of Kerentrech, from which well-preserved beams were removed from the mud in the 18C. Tradition retains, in fact, the memory of a Caesar’s bridge also known as pont Espagnol, undoubtedly because there had been, downstream, at the time of the League, a Spanish fort.

A cross marks the Merovingian sarcophagus of the Saint André de Lomarec Chapel. According to legend, is the tomb of King Waroch I; this sarcophagus has an inscription considered to be the oldest in the Breton language “Irha Ema in ri “, or here lies a king. The Saint-André de Lomarec chapel, dates from 1606.

The barony of Kaër, which had its seat at the castle of Plessis-Kaër, had the right of high, medium and low justice over the parishes of Crac’h and Locmaria. The castle dates from the 11C; composed of two wings, it has six towers. It has been renovated in the 15C and then the 19C.

Other things to see here are the twin dolmens of Parc-Guéren, the dolmens of Kerourang, Mané-Rohenezel, and de la Mare. The covered alley of Luffang Tal-er-Roch, and the Gallo-Roman aqueduct of Rosnarho. The Saint-Thuriau Church was rebuilt in 1809.

The tourist office of Crac’h  is on the road D768 and one of my sons even worked here for a while! This is a town of megalith stones, but above all great breeders of oysters and mussels that sells even from their homes. Some of the best here and only the ones I have purchase from in the past years are EARL Le Meitour , Olivier Le Dréve , and EARL Madec

However, passing by here we have the pleasure of stopping by the fruit and vegetables wagon  on the way to Saint Philibert, at 2 Kermané, right next to the Miyoshi Japanese restaurant on the D781 road. Local farmers fresh French produce ,the best. Here we get our load on each passing of   cherries, nectarines, avocados, melons, bananas, apricots, kiwis yellow and green, oranges, and strawberries !!! These are gorgeous fruits and real thing nothing artificial here just straight from the farms.

crach fruit stand on D781 selling on season cherries abricot nectarines jun17

The city of Crac’h on its history and heritage in French: https://www.ville-crach.fr/fr-situation-de-crac-h,5,555.html

The local Bay of Quiberon tourist office on Crac’hhttps://www.baiedequiberon.co.uk/crac-h

This is my Morbihan, a heaven spot on Brittany and I encourage you all to come and visit little Crac’h when possible. And maybe say Hi ::)

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

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