Category Archives: Brittany

Vannes: Crêperie St Vincent

We discovered galettes while living in Paris and have always loved them as a pleasant lunch. We knew that the probable origin of this tasty dish is Brittany, so on our first visit to Brittany we were eager to try … Continue reading

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Vannes: St Vincent Ferrier

  I wrote a general introduction to Vannes earlier (see here https://vivsfrenchadventures.wordpress.com/2016/11/16/vannes-a-beautiful-town-in-brittany/ ). It’s a lovely place, for many reasons, as I explained. Another interesting feature we noticed all around the city is the frequent reference to St Vincent, and … Continue reading

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Vannes is a Ville Fleurie

Background: What are Villes Fleuries? The ‘towns and villages in bloom’ award (ville fleurie) is given to French places that make a special effort to create a pleasant natural environment for both residents and visitors by focusing on plants, flowers … Continue reading

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Jardins Éphémères, A First in France

In the summer of 2016, Vannes had a wonderful garden series, called Jardins Éphémères (Ephemeral Gardens). When we first walked into the old walled city from our hotel just outside the city walls, we noticed a pocket-sized patch of greenery … Continue reading

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La Trinitaine and Breton Galette Cookies

Good marketing by Cows (on Parade), and What’s in a Name? Biscuits, Galettes, Palets? La Trinitaine: Located at Kerluesse, Saint-Phillbert, Morbihan Last summer we spent some time in Brittany. We used a few different towns as bases to explore the … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Vannes: A Beautiful Town in Brittany

Vannes: A Picturesque, Walled Medieval Town in Brittany France has no shortage of beautiful small towns and villages—in fact, it’s really quite hard to find an ordinary or ugly one. Often, the main local road goes through the middle of … Continue reading

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