Re live the 17th Edition Saint Christophe old vehicles show at Bignan !!

The town of Bignan is a lot more than the domaine of Kerguéhennec (see posts) . The Sundays are usually calm and family time here. However, I am on my road warrior trail finding places to go and things to do without too much preparation as I am in no mood to do that. Therefore, I saw the 17th edition of Saint Christophe old Vehicles show at the Domaine de Kerguéhennec in Bignan and off we went. This is an updated post with new text and link, hope you enjoy it as I


The Domaine de Kerguéhennec is gorgeous and worthy of the title the Versailles of Brittany (smaller of course). It is now a center for contemporary arts spread all over the property as well and a great area for picnics and just family outings. This event is done every year and this time organize by the Avrbignan association. Its Sunday so what the heck get out of the house we did and glad we did it. The event was stopped for the covid virus and then back on so much fun we missed it but will be back, promise, We love cars and it shows!


We love cars so been to several of them here and elsewhere. Even in my town there are every year. The freedom of the road is unequal and never replace. Put your pedal to the metal and rock!!! Of course, always with moderation, we are even going down to 80 KPH (about 50 MPH) rules in France on one way lane department roads like the one today on the D767 ! Of course , if you drive in France like me you know speed is not it but bad signage, curvy roads , priority on the right, trafic circles with no lights etc are it, Then, its easier to give a ticket ,the government racks in more than 900M € in fines!!!

bignan cars lotus at kerguehennec aug18

bignan cars citroens at kerguehennec aug18

So let’s get to the old slow cars , and stop my rant lol !!  The 17 edition of the Saint Christophe was one of the zillions of events held at the domaine nowadays. It was an all day affairs even if we only stay for the antique old cars display show at 14h. The cars left from Baud to Bignan, there a Mass in the tent at Kerguehennec by 11h then lunch at 12h30 for 11€ including ham, cold cuts, fries ,cheese, fruit tarts and coffee. By 14h the exhibition of the vehicles were shown all parked behind the stables out to the left of the Castle. By 16h30 there were prizes given to the best show and at 19h another dinner 10€ without drinks but kir Breton offered for free, live music by Kelt ha Breizh, celtic Breton songs of course.

bignan cars Morgan at kerguehennec aug18

bignan cars lincoln at kerguehennec aug18

The one I missed was held August 21, 2022 , as the 21st Saint Christophe old vehicles show, Like previous editions, the day will begin with a safe ride of 45 km for one hundred and fifty vintage vehicles, all pampered by their collector owners. I read the parade of vehicles started at 10h15 from the multi-purpose hall of Plumelec, plunge into the ramp of Cadoudal then crossed the towns of Trédion, Plaudren, Saint-Jean-Brévelay, Colpo via Le Bézo to reach Bignan and come to a standstill on the site of experimental research at the Chamber of Agriculture (inside the domaine) of Kerguéhennec. There, the blessing of the vehicles will take place. All collectors, exhibitors and registrants will meet in the marquee for lunch together. Then in the afternoon, the public is invited to discover the two hundred vehicles on display, from retro vehicles to military vehicles and including tractors, and to celebrate the fifty years of the Renault 5 and the Peugeot 104. Around 16h30, the traditional prize giving highlighted the finest specimen of the exhibitors. Great !

The official association of vintage vehicules of Bignan:

The official Domaine of Kerguéhennec

There you go folks, a nice old fashion old car show nearby on the beautiful surroundings,of the Domaine de Kerguéhennec for a perfect Sunday. Again, hope you enjoy the post as I

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

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