Lanester, so near me!

I have just notice not written a post on this nice town near me. I have it mentioned in previous post , passing, but feel deserves a post of its own in my blog. I like to tell you a bit more on Lanester, so near me! Memories of old always nice to have in my blog!

Lanester is located in my beautiful Morbihan and lovely Bretagne, about 35 km from my house, It was created in 1909 by the dismemberment of that of Caudan, It is in Caudan, or rather Lann er Ster (moor of the river), on the left bank of the Scorff that the shipyards, too much to the narrow right bank, will install their infrastructure. The first building blocks were established in 1755-1757 but the site was not developed until the following century.

Lanester is accessible by the national road N165. The city is served by the buses of the regional network BreizhGo (line 15, line 16 and line 17 (Lorient – Baud – Pontivy) which my boys have taken) , Lanester ,also is served by the CTRL bus network with plenty of lines fast frequencies, It has no train station as it uses Lorient train station which is accessible via the buses of the Lorient region transport company (CTRL).

This is not a tourist town, just very close to me and we go often to shop and eat in our daily routine, the Bonhomme bridge, which spans the Blavet river; and the market day is on Tuesdays from 9h to 12h30 at the Place Jean Maurice.

We have visited this area for shopping and eating out, but sometimes we do our big grocery shopping here in unique Lanester,when coming from the Finistére on our way home, The huge shopping here and it is covered and open air shopping spot; the covered shopping is the CC Deux Rivières with plenty of stores all around it,on a huge shopping area. This has change ownership and has a new name as G La Galerie Géant . The Centre Commercial or shopping center name G la Galerie  with now 75 stores including 5 restaurants, and is the biggest mall in the Morbihan ! We like visiting the Nocibé parfumerie store as well as Yves Rocher, Micromania for the boys , and Armand Thiery for all.  webpage:


The main thing above was shopping for groceries in the huge Hyper Géant Casino supermarket for some sundries and had our lunch in the nice quaint unique restaurant outside next to the parking.  The hypermarket is the main anchor store of the shopping center and also has its own webpage:

The restos are plenty here, from Courtepaille to Burger King, and our fav favorite Oncle Scott (see post), However, we like lighthearted lunches at the à la bonne heure ,(it has been sold new name Ô Restaurant , same concept).  All in bare pine wood outside and nicely done Inside with shade colors , great host, friendly folks who said good afternoon, and great concept. We had several menus here over the years all good price/quality ratio and great spot for families. Indeed ,nice family place , friendly , cosy, looking forward to the new version, Webpage :


lanester A la bonne heure resto inside-feb17

The center opens in 1969 as Rallye by 2001 Géant Casino came in, In 2009 the name was change by Centre commercial Les Deux Rivières , and finally in 2016 took the current name G la Galerie.

The city of Lanester on its history/heritage :

There you go folks a bit of personal errands in my beautiful Morbihan. This is my blog and I like to have it with the full history of my life and family’ life in it. Lanester may not be touristic but it sure packs a lot of family memories since in the area with my dear late wife Martine.  To remember is to live again!! Hope you enjoy this side off the beaten path post

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

2 Comments to “Lanester, so near me!”

  1. It’s funny how every place in the world looks like the US of A .

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