V&B of Auray!!!

Well this is one of the nice liquor store and bar around here; been a franchise store with three outlets in my area. I have been to all three in Séné, Vannes and this one of Auray, our favorite. As have written on this entry before, and went by it today ,will condense and update the post into one. Hope you enjoy the off the beach activities around my beautiful Morbihan in my lovely Bretagne. This is the V&B of Auray!!!

auray-vb-store-front-jun19

As we were doing our errands and already with the health pass, we decided to test it in one of our favorite watering holes in our area. I must say, all employees there and the owners know us well. The entrance was to read the QR code on our phone and once validated we were in without the need of the mask. Nice and easy. I was there with my twin boys and Dad.

Auray V et B bar area aug21

I have written a couple…posts on beers in France and Brittany which unknown to many it is very popular. Especially here in Brittany the beers are more than wines and then we count the ciders! One of favorite hangout because it is family oriented and friendly folks whether at the V&B stores in Séné , or Vannes or Auray. Of course, we go more to the store in Auray in the porte Océane 9 rue d’Irlande; next to the expressway N165 and the point of depart for the beaches south.

Auray V et B store aug21

Oh yes, the stores are the V&B vins et biéres or wine and beers stores. The concept is very nice as they have a package store for take home sales and a bar with TV screen for on the spot pleasures. They stock Breton beers, and French but mostly the popular are the Belgians and Germans. We drink all of course, but again generally we go for the Germans…

Auray V et B terrace aug21

As said, they are a franchise chain, so won’t go into details here as me think not really travel related as my blog is. The DNA is expressed in store by a sale blend into a cellar of wines and beers and spirits, double from a bar space dedicated to the discovery and the tastings.  The concept is reinforced by the after-work or happy hour, this trend that pleases and brings together all generations at the end of the day after work around a drink. The stores close between 20h and 20h30.  

A bit of history I like

V & B was born in 2001 at the opening of the first store in Chateau-Gontier , in the department of the Mayenne 53, in the region of Pays de la Loire, a place where a wine and beer cellar lives, as well as a tasting area. In all, always a pleasant family place to have a cold one, watch some sports and just say cheers to the patrons and owners who are always very friendly and by now know us very well ho ho ho!!!

The V& B store at Aurayhttps://vandb.fr/v-and-b-auray.html

We again , went by there today and the effect of covid 19 are still fell. The bar was empty with just two customers and us. It will take a while and in the meantime will see how many businesses will hold after the aid is gone. We enjoy it here, family oriented nice owners and staff and friendly folks. It is just at the entrance off the N165 tot he D768 that goes to the beaches so a great place to have a happy hour or apéro as we say here. Hope you enjoy the post and do stop by , maybe a wordpress reunion !

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

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