Found: Murals and Signs in Brittany


Brittany has a long tradition of special holidays and celebrations, often involving dancing and very distinctive costumes. Here’s a mural found in the Quimper train station—it looks like a happy occasion.


The Bretons also have a long history involving the sea. This mural, found in the old walled town (Ville Close) in Concarneau, is a bit chipped and damaged, but you can still see the story it tells.


These two signs were in Quimperle, but we saw them in multiple places. They are great, as they are so descriptive, plus they are also written in Breton language. You can see that it’s very different to the French. They are both about picking up after yourself, one with cigarette butts and the other with dog poop. In both, the person is thinking “Someone will pick it up!”  Then underneath it reads, “And you. What are you doing?”




About viviennemackie

Avid traveler, travel writer and photographer. In an earlier life I was a psychologist, but now am an ESL teacher. Very interested in multiculturalism, and how travel can expand one's horizons, understanding and tolerance.
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