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August 7, 2020

Pluvigner: Créperie Le Vorlen!

Ok so this is a quick entry post in my blog for the memories of my family. I am talking of my town Pluvigner in the Morbihan breton dept 56 of lovely Bretagne in my belle France!

We have come here often and have a couple of entries in my blog on them. However, need to write again as the owners have sold and new ones are in and we just try them! I am talking about the Créperie Le Vorlen!.

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For the traditional cooking we always go to the Créperie le Vorlen where the previous owner Jean-Noël Barranger ( native of Meaux as my dear late wife Martine was)  does wonders in the restaurant . Located at the entrance of the ring road, D768  the restaurant is the corner with the rue de la gare and route d’Auray. The recipe of Lili Kerzerho always a la carte with Rost er Forn (wood oven roasted pig portions with bake potatoes and herbs) an institution. The first and third weekends of each month, on site or to take away. I was told this will continue with the new owners.

pluvigner

We have come here for our kids and Dad’s birthdays for his favorite pork concoction Rost er Forn a pig dish with baked potatoes. We went other times for the galettes breton and crêpes!

This time we were in my road warrior mode driving all over the Morbihan and we took a break on the route to come back to Pluvigner and had lunch. You need reservations now more than ever due to the virus and the new owners who opened just before the pandemia and needed to closed right away to reopen again last month! They will close earlier if no customers. We call from the road to have the reservation done.

pluvigner

The welcome was very nice friendly attentive and prompt! We were seated in the shade so no need for umbrellas in the nice terrace. We had our bottle of Cider Brut from Pays de Rhuys Nicol nearby, with me galette complete of ham and cheeses, and then crêpe of a scoop of coconut ice cream and caramel sauce, all delicious. As one who usually do not put food dishes, this is a must. We left on the run and again the service continues very nice, by the new couple and one daughter team. We will be back!

pluvigner

pluvigner

pluvigner

Their webpage is here: Creperie le Vorlen Pluvigner

This is a lively town of Pluvigner ;smallist only about 7K folks but with all the services and plenty of restaurants and bars to keep you busy! Hope you enjoy it and if in town do stop by the Créperie Le Vorlen as it is right on the road from south to north Brittany , the D768!

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

August 3, 2020

The markets of Sarzeau!!!

And on a nice sunny day why not talk about our favorite visit, the markets or marchés! And the Rhuys peninsula of my lovely Morbihan has plenty. The one we like here is at Sarzeau! oh yeah in my beautiful Bretagne of course. Let me tell you a bit more on it

In Sarzeau, there are two weekly markets organized throughout the year.

On Thursday in the Place des Trinitaires. This market welcomes around a hundred traders in the low season and 170 summer traders from food to clothing, not to mention the tasters for new products. It is open to the public from: 8h. to 14h from April 1 to October 31 and from 8h30 to 13h30 from November 1 to March 31.

The one we like as convenient to us is the one on Saturdays,is a wonderful food market located on Place Richemont and spread over Place Marie Le Franc .The market is only dedicated to food traders (market gardeners, fishmongers, bakers, roasters, caterers, crepe makers, etc.) it is open to the public from: 8h to 14h.

Sarzeau

You will also find a daily market on Place Richemont. The daily market takes place every day (except Thursday) from 8h to 13h. You will find there fishmonger, baker, market gardeners, greengrocers, crepe makers, etc.

Sarzeau

In addition , there is the St Jacques market, that takes place from the last Monday in June to the first Monday in September. This market is a very nice stroll market, pleasant on the edge of the port and the sea. This market takes place all along the rue du port St Jacques and on the rue des Plaisanciers. You will find all kinds of food traders there (market gardeners, greengrocers, roasters, crepe makers, fishmongers, etc), but also clothing (clothing and shoes), trinkets and you name it. It is open to the public every Monday in summer from 8h to 13h30.

There is also, a monthly Fair taking place on the third Wednesday of each month on Place Richemont. It welcomes food traders but also products tasters and confectionery. It is open to the public from 8h to 13h30.

Sarzeau

The city of Sarzeau on its markets in French: City of Sarzeau on its markets

We love to come to these anywhere we go , and on the Rhuys peninsula they are very good indeed. Hope you enjoy this passing of the markets of Sarzeau!

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

July 30, 2020

Vannes, carrefour, and our shopping!

So once in a while I indulge myself in a more personal post just to show all family and friends and ourselves the daily routine in our lovely Morbihan, beautiful Bretagne, and belle France!

This time we went to our regular shopping center for groceries and buy/sales video games in Vannes. 

Of course, we did the errands first. I got up with my boys and went to the garbage disposal facility to discharge of cut lawn grass, paper boxes, pressurised containers etc in our déchèterie of Pluvigner in the zone de Bréventec. On the way back ,we stop at our favorite bakery or boulangerie Y & E for our tradition baguettes and some sweets or pâtisserie.

Once done we hook with our oldest boy in Vannes to do the groceries at Carrefour hypermarket. This is a centre commerciale with several stores like a shopping center. Here my boys of course, went to Micromania store to sell and buy new games.

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Finally, we hit Carrefour for our groceries.

As usual we are all over here even if by now you think we should know all the aisles by heart. Tradition oblige we zig zag the entire store. It is a nice all inclusive Carrefour and it has what we need. As we like now do barbecues here they sell ready made skewes of different meats and plenty of sausages and chorizo ready made for it. We loaded up.

vannes

vannes

vannes

vannes

vannes carrefour paying out jul20

Once home, the boys did their homemade pizza with chorizo and cheddar cheese! All wash down with our recent buy bubbly perles lunatin noir of the Loire at Vignobles Marchais.(more later).

And back for a ride with our wonderful dog Rex in the park nearby Goh Lanno (see posts). And finally ,home for our late night news and more on the current situation. We heard that our fav Quiberon is under a new vigilance for covid19 as some clusters have been detected there making it difficult to go.

So as I told my local friends , this is for long at least until the end of 2020. The same for work as we are doing teletravail or at home work for now , luckily still with full pay. Be safe!

Hope you enjoy the tour of a personal day in my lovely Morbihan, beautiful Bretagne and belle France; and of course, sublime Vannes.

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

July 27, 2020

Vignobles Marchais at Thouaré sur Loire!

So here I am closing my latest escapades in my lovely West of my belle France! I am staying at Thouaré sur Loire in the Loire Atlantique dept 44 of the region of Pays de la Loire. Old Bretagne!

This is a wine region and with the only winery in town it happens to be one of our favorites in France. Not only the wines are good, the prices are right ,but the human factor is excellent. And the ambiance, the welcome by the owners and staff has a lot do with wine driking ,all in friendship and cheers!

I have written before on Vignobles Marchais so will spare you the history of it. We went for tasting the new vintage, buying of course, and this time we were able to have lunch in town. Last time we did it at Carquefou, see that town post.

We got in as usual following the great Loire river on the D751 from Nantes, and always sublime. You have plenty of picnic stops along the way if you wish ( see post). We cruise on down to Thouaré sur Loire and plenty of time before heading for the wines, we had lunch. As we saw it before, this time we came in and what a surprise it was.

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The Brasserie La Fontaine at rue de Mauves and inside pl de la Fontaine is a workers’s canteen right smack in town across from the Church of St Vincent (see post). One of the virtues of my belle France is the culinary choices and just friendly town folks of ordinary daily life here, we love it!! We arrived without reservation of course, and immediately were seated in the little terrace out front nicely next to a flower shop and with views of the church.

thouare

thouare

And we had our lunch. We had bavette d’aloyau or whats best translated as flank steak , fries, salad with breads and a 100 Cl bottle of local rose wine (that is more than a bottle 75Cl). We sat in glory under a sunny day with a nice patio umbrella and went at it. Very nicely done and friendly service as many were known to each other, real country town ambiance we love so much. We finish with dessert i had a creme caramel à beurre salé or sort of a salted caramel cream pudding, nicely done crunchy. A expresso coffee followed to finish the lunch. The bill well this is the countryside, came at about 12€ per person. We shall be back!!!

thouare

Thouare

The Facebook page of the Brasserie de la Fontaine: Facebook page of Brasserie de la Fontaine

From we took the easy ride on route de mauves to reach Vignobles Marchais we already been here couple times before. And we were met by a very nice and knowledable guy who immediately took out into the terrace to avoid having to wear masks! He took a wine barrel out that served as the table and started to bring bottles out! We tasted 6 wines , five white and one rosé as it is the tradition in this area.

thouare vig marchais barrel tasting wines outside jul20

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The Melon B of Burgundy but planted here as a muscadet  was excellent apéritifs and light cheeses/meats. The Muscadet Coteaux de la Loire AOP Domaine du Bois Blot 2018 as had before and delicious with fish and chips! The Coteaux d’Ancenis Malvoisie AOP 2018 good for cheeses and apéritifs and white meats. The bubbly rosé Perles Lutines Noir is excellent for apéritfs , soft cheeses, and light meats. The Saveur d’Origine 2014 / grape : Melon was not to our liking.  Another we try but did not purchase this time was the Muscadet Coteaux de la Loire AOP Vignoble de Thouaré 2018.

thouare

thouare

I also purchase wines from the cellars that belongs to family members in other parts of France which he sells in his cellars such as Malbec from Pays d’Oc ville blanche , Saumur-Champigny, and Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil in the Loire; all red wines. In all 24 bottles for our cellar!

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The official webpage of Vignobles Marchais on the cellars in English here: Vignobles Marchais cellars

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And yes another wonderful trip down the majestic Loire river and great wine country nearest to me. And we love to go on site to purchase. Hope you enjoy this winelogy trip down to Thouaré sur Loire!!

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

July 25, 2020

Pizzeria at Hennebont!

Now let me take a break and bring a nice place we enjoy over the years since first tasting it in 2012! I have several entries on Hennebont, in my beautiful Morbihan dept 56 of my lovely Bretagne. However, only mentioned it once and not enough coverage what is already a memorable spot for my family.

I feel it needs to have more in my blog which is a collection of my life’s travels and good cheers as well as a force to overcome the lows of our lives. This stays a nice up in our lives so therefore will give you and me a bit more. Hope you enjoy and stop by , recommended.

We had several lunches here and happy birthday to my Dad.  We always eat here while visiting Hennebont. I chose the Pizzeria del Castello or The pizzeria of the castle in Italian, at 5 rue Maréchal Joffre. Very nice friendly folks, who took our pictures, and were prompt and food well done. The resto is very near the Tours Broêrec’h and on the other side the Church Notre Dame du Paradis  . We had had several combinations here including non pizza items such as faux filet grill in sauce poivre, Tartiflettes, and burger à cheval. The pizzas I like is the  primavera with chorizos. Plenty of apértififs from porto to jack daniels, kir, and beers. The desserts are of good size and well done especially our family favorite the banana splits , and the poire belle helene. We eat with wines and on this place you can get good Italian wines such as the  Villa Burghese, Paqua, Bardolino red , very good.  The meals are around the 22-24 euros each time per person very good deal.

Hennebont

Hennebont

In this pizzeria, you will have the choice between 20 à la carte pizzas, such as the essential Reine (tomato sauce, mushrooms, shoulder beef, cheese) or Campagnarde (chamipgnons, bacon, fresh cream, cheese), salads such as Niçoise, Venetian or Gourmet, meats (Norman cutlet, grilled entrecote, etc.), pasta (tagliatelle carbonara, etc), omelettes or even homemade desserts such as tarte tatin. Pizzas and dishes are also to take away. Pleasant surroundings, and a family caring makes it tops in Hennebont.

hennebont

hennebont

They are open again, and have a Facebook page here: Facebook page of Pizzeria del Castello Hennebont

The tourist office of Lorient South Brittany is here on the Pizzeria del Castellotourist office of south Brittany on pizzeria del castello

There you go now looking over my photos of my many found these and not on my previous posts so now feel better and a credit is given to a nice place , Pizzeria del Castello in Hennebont, Morbihan, Bretagne! Enjoy it

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

July 24, 2020

Sights of Morlaix!!

And having been around Morlaix for a while, let me tell you where we ate and other miscellaneous sights of this picturesque town of the dept 29 Finistére in my lovely Bretagne!

Let me give some nice spots in the city of Morlaix, and wonderful to walk by it as we love to do once in town.

The Battle of Morlaix is a battle of the Sixth War of Italy which took place on July 22, 1522 in Morlaix. Count Guy XVI of Laval falls on the last he finds arrested in a wood near the sea, cuts them in pieces and takes back the booty they had seized He makes such carnage, that a nearby fountain, reddened that day with the blood of enemies, received and keeps the name of Feunteun ar Saozon, fountain of the Saxons or the English ; better known locally as the fontaine des Anglais or English. The fountain is located in Cours Beaumont, at the entrance to a small garden, opposite the tabac factory.

Morlaix fontaine des anglais quai treguier facing tabac may15

The city or town hall of Morlaix as for architecture. The name in Breton of Morlaix is Montroulez . It is more likely that Morlaix takes its name from the Latin appellation of the Roman settlement Mons Relaxus. The city of Morlaix webpage: City of Morlaix

Morlaix fontaine des anglais quai treguier facing tabac may15

The bandstand or kiosque à musique was donated to the city of Morlaix by Auguste Roparts president of municipal music in 1903. The bandstand is located at Place des Otages … near the viaduct.

Morlaix

The Morlaix museum can be visited on two sites, Les Jacobins and the Maison à Pondalez.. The first, Les Jacobins, in place of an old 13C convent, is the original site of the municipal museum c1887. It now houses works from the museum’s collection and temporary exhibitions. The Maison à Pondalez, dating from the 16C, impresses the visitor with its monumental granite fireplace, its spiral staircase, which serves the rooms on the street side, as well as its wooden passages or pondalez which give access to the rooms on the courtyard side. This part of the museum presents the history of the city of Morlaix on four levels. There is a renovation and rehabilitation project for the Jacobins convent and its church, which should last until autumn 2023. See opening hours. City of Morlaix museum: City of Morlaix museum

Morlaix

Morlaix fontaine des anglais quai treguier facing tabac may15

And last but not least, the wonderful historicall house of Anne de Bretagne. There are several in Bretagne on places she visited some true some not, this one is true. It is at 33 rue du Mur.

Morlaix fontaine des anglais quai treguier facing tabac may15

The House known as the Duchess Anne, is a jewel of the Morlaix heritage located in the old market hall, was built around 1530. It is the most beautiful preserved example of a lantern house, a type of architecture characteristic of Morlaix of the Renaissance. The term lantern refers to the covered courtyard in the center of the building, originally lit by a pendant light. This courtyard is particularly remarkable here for its height of 16 meters, its “pondalez” gallery staircase all in oak, richly carved, 11 meters high and its monumental fireplace dating from 1520-1530. The term “pondalez” in Morlaix designates the galleries leading from the spiral staircase to the rear rooms. This house, unique in its quality, is private, but it has been open to visitors continuously since 1983. It houses a monumental fireplace and a spiral staircase, in richly carved oak, which guarantees passage between the rooms at the front and those at the back, over three floors.  The tourist office of the Bay of Morlaix on the Maison dit Anne de Bretagne in French: Tourist office of Bay of Morlaix on the house of Anne de Bretagne

This is the official site on the Maison dit Anne de Bretagne in French: Maison dit Anne de Bretagne at Morlaix

And finally , we ate wonderfully at a great ambiance cafe overlooking a wonderful square with views of the viaduc! This was the Grand Café de la Terrasse. All dress up with its taste of yesteryear, is a must to be here. A brewery since 1885, the establishment, located on the Place des Otages, has indeed evolved while retaining its charm of yesteryear. As soon as you enter, you are struck by the chic of the room, the splendor of the period ceiling and the presence of the grand staircase. The welcome is friendly, the cuisine is done with taste and without fanfare. You can also enjoy the terrace and the warm decor for a simple coffee during the day. Their Facebook page here: Facebook page of the Grand Café de la Terrasse

Morlaix fontaine des anglais quai treguier facing tabac may15

The tourist office of the Bay of Morlaix on the Grand Café de la Terrasse: Tourist office Bay of Morlaix on the Grand Café de la Terrasse

Morlaix

And there you go folks a nice walk about the nice picturesque town of Morlaix in upper Bretagne and the beautiful dept 29 of Finistére up the alley from me and always a nice trip. Hope you enjoy the post and see the endless possibilities of sights in Morlaix.

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

July 22, 2020

Quimperlé and my road warrior trips!

So this is the last of the saga on Quimperlé my latest hunt and very much under an hour from my house. Of course, several posts in my blog, but as often the case, there is so much to see in my belle France! And for a local , a lot more than for the tourist eyes.

I did some newer posts on Quimperlé but the main reason I came this time was that my car salesmen has moved from Vannes (Morbihan 56) to Quimperlé (Finistére 29) still with same manufacturer Ford. And as I am a Ford lifetime member lol!! didn’t I told you so? Buying Ford since my first one an LTD 1975 to NYC to visit the Yankees (baseball)! And coming over to France of course, I continue the history with Ford.

Had practically all the models over the years and now down to the one of the smallest the Fiesta. Nice car done in Germany and Spain here, and well made. As I follow good salespersons I contacted him to do my oil change, filters etc or révision here at 30K kms well only had 27,2K but always prevention is better than protection. Off I went to Quimperlé Laita Ford!

Great service again welcome by my old salesmen SS and then great welcome by the shop E who took an hour to do the work and off we went home. However, as we had some time and were outside city limits almost in a commercial zone to kill time we went over to the across the street bar restaurant for a cold beer!

The Ford dealership is here: Ford Laita garage in Quimperlé

And they do a good job proof is in the pudding by the garage rating site here: Garage score on Ford Laita Quimperle

Quimperle

And we cross the street after seeing it from a distance the T-Bone bar restaurant. Well it does have a nice name to it!!! T-Bone lol! As we got there by almost 15h we went in for a cold Grimbergen Belgian blonde beer. We were quickly told to sit inside and were the only ones there, of course at that time is past lunch time.

Quimperle

Quimperle

Quimperle

This is what they say translated:  The restaurant Le T-Bone, at the eastern entrance to Quimperlé,on the D765 road towards Lorient. As a connoisseur and with passion, the chef will have the pleasure of concocting dishes with regional flavors. The restaurant offers different specialties: Stuffed snails, casserole from the sea, Saint-Jacques skewers, T-Bone, piece of beef, rib steak, tab, rump steak, frog legs …Seafood platter to order.

More info on the T Bone restaurant from the tourist office of Quimperlé in French: TOurist office of Quimperle on the T Bone restaurant

The service was fast and friendly and we could use the wifi to get our latest on our phones lol!!! After the nice cold beer we came back to the Ford dealer and the car was already done. And we came home in 50 minutes on the D765/N165 roads.

This is what a typical errands day is here, we do these necessary things but in a nice town like Quimperlé you have beauty all around, just tap search of Quimperlé.

Hope you enjoy this most unusual post from me but the site is to write my life routine in my belle France too. Be safe be good and enjoy life, it can be beautiful but short.

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

July 22, 2020

Quimperlé: Le Pont Fleuri!

Again, coming back to Quimperlé in pretty Finistére of my lovely Bretagne in my belle France. Another ride into finding architecture and history once again. Also, having to eat of course. And even with the multitudes of choices French and otherwise we have here, we are always loyal to those we like over the years and come back again and again.

This is no different with the Créperie du Pont Fleuri in Quimperlé. We have come here for five years now, on and off but always repeat while in town. And this time it was no difference, the Pont Fleuri restaurant was again. It is a mom and pop place we love so much in my France, and we were served this time by the lovely daughter.

Quimperle créperie du pont fleuri jul20

As I have written before as well so will be very brief. And it was here that we had lunch , on the rue d’ellé by the river, and pont Fleurie (see post) at the Créperie du Pont Fleurie, 5 rue Ellé.

Quimperle créperie du pont fleuri jul20

I will be back ,must you visit, the service was prompt and very friendly ,we spoked with servers and owner all nice. This time I had my galette of sausages chipolatas, cheese and tomato, simply home made just order and wait to be cook. It was wash down by the house red 50cl and rosé 25cl pitchers as we have choices with my boys. I had a crêpe with scoops of strawberry and chocolate ice cream , nice. And I finished with my expresso coffee. All for less than 19€! great!!

Quimperle

Quimperle

Quimperle

And they now have their own webpage! In French of course. Créperie du Pont Fleuri Quimperlé

Just another nice day trip to a nice city of the Finistére breton, Quimperlé. Hope you enjoy the ride and do stop by its worth it.

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

July 21, 2020

Quimperlé: Les Halles!!!

And I take you further to me in neighboring dept 29 Finistére and the town of Quimperlé. Again to show you the nice covered market here or Les Halles. One of the highlights of any visit to France me think. And indeed we love it.

We were there for a side walk and not thinking about the covered market but needing to walk by it we must have newer photos even if close. The covered market or Les Halles of Quimperlé is very nice indeed.

Quimperle

First, the story goes and we have plenty of stories here.

Between the 13C and the 19C, four halles were successively built in Quimperlé, three in the basse ville or lower town and one in the haute ville or upper town. A first crowd placed in the middle of the main artery of the lower town had existed at least since 1238 and appeared in 1306 in the ducal expenditure accounts. Restored in 1473 and then in 1585, the elongated building constructed of frame and cob housed an open passage for use as a halle(market) on the ground floor, and, served by a wooden staircase, a court or auditorium upstairs . Obstructing traffic, its demolition took place in 1682.

Quimperle

A new building was built in 1683 on neighboring land. It occupies a narrow and long plot of about forty meters where only the ground floor served as a halle , in function until the French revolution, while the upper floor was reserved for the court or audiences and the seat of the municipality. In the 19C, the presence of two urban centers and the increase in economic activities required the establishment of new halles. That of the upper town was built in 1851 on a large space intended for fairs and markets; large, it is built with traditional materials. More modest in size, the covered market hall, integrated into a dense old fabric, was built in 1886 ; this covered market uses the technical innovations of the time, notably the wrought iron framework. Today, only the halle located in Place Hervo, rebuilt identically in 2002, remains among the various commercial buildings that existed in Quimperlé. And this is Les Halles you see today.

Quimperle

Hope you enjoy the story and do come to shop, we did and always looking forward to it. In addition, around the covered market there are nice quant stores groceries, gifts and resto/bars to make it a lively district. Inside we had and love it the Halles de fromages with about 70 varieties of cheeses so they say we can’t count so delicious all of them!

More info on the walks in Quimperlé from the tourist office in English: Tourist office of Quimperlé on walks in the city and sights

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

July 21, 2020

My Dad big day and our Morbihan!

So once in a while I indulge myself on a personal note in my blog. It has been lots of trips and countries,(so far 81) , living in 5, citizen of 4, and languages to spread around say 4 and a couple others natives insist I speak but I am humble. It has been a long journey of ups and downs and sadness losing the women of the house, first my mother and then my wife. Life goes on with the living, they tell me but how sad the road it is.

Once in a while we have a good moment such as this one my Dad’s 85 yrs old! and lives with me of course. He is on a medical cabinet care who comes home every day. He enjoys going out as we all do and I take him out on special days and for shopping. This day was special been his 85. We started from home with a walk out of our nice beautiful boy dog Rex , a borador! (mix border collier/Labrador)!

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And shopping we did, parquet flooring for his bedroom and a new WC or toilet for his bathroom at Castorama Vannes. As we were close to the shopping center Leclerc we stopped by, and started with lunch. There in the food court there is a wonderful Bistrot St Edouard and we had our first meal of the day.

vannes

Lots of Pelforth beers, he had oriental pizza because it has chorizos! of course! We had fish and chips and burgers and plenty of beers and then the cafe gourmand (coffee and small sweets cakes). It was fairly full and we had a nice lunch overlooking the shopping center. All nice for under 19€ per person.

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For reference the Bistrot St Edouard site: Bistrot St Edouard at Leclerc shopping center Vannes

We headed home to unload thet truck we had rented with the goodies at Castorama after the lunch. And prepared for dinner!

This we know he likes steaks ,forget the fancy French food, he is an old traditional guy lol! So we headed for a steakhouse that we had before and was not bad call La Bucherie. This is at the Zone Artisanal Porte Océane in Auray right next to the N165 expressway on your way below on the D768 road to the beaches of Carnac and Quiberon etc.

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Here is a complex of municipal pool, cinema Ti-Hanok, and hotels/restos in the back of the zone artisanal; before there are lots of businesses including our eye doctor’s office! And on the main road D768 there is another Leclerc shopping center and a Super U shopping center! All around our best beer place the V&B franchise chain. Lovely area indeed!!!

auray

We had reservation for 19h or 7pm as he likes to get home early! We arrived exactly at 19h and to my surprise the restaurant was empty with only two attendants! This is a place you reserve because it is always full but I guess the covid19 virus has taken a greater toll here, do not know for how long.

Anyway, the service was great nice friendly and I guess plenty of time for talks. The food as always very nice and we even try the house red wine L’Effet Boeuf or the meat effect a red 2017 from pays d’Oc of Syrah marselan that was very nice indeed. Restaurant price right at 21,90€.

auray

We ordered the usual entrecôte steaks or rib eye cut , me with rice, my Dad with fries and both with salads. My boys had a panaché du boucher of about 3 different cuts and a huge maquignon rustique burger with fries and salad. To end we opted for the splendid café gourmand platter of coffee and four sweet assorted cakes and ice cream. All for 31,50€ per person. Nice!

auray

We left in good cheers of a wonderful day and great family fun, simple routine la vie à la Française in family life of a country town in inland Morbihan dept 56 of my beloved Bretagne. As Auray and Vannes has numerous posts in my blog you can tell we go there often and there are magical spots for the visitors and locals alike. Hope you enjoy this family outing , not like my usual blog’s post.

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

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