Category Archives: Vannes

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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Running Race, and a Book on Africa

Another serendipitous find in Vannes. Two actually: a special running race and a photographic book exhibition. At the time we were there in June, Vannes was hosting a very special Trail Running event: the L’ultra marin, billed as a race … 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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Vannes: Tribute to Georges Wolinski

Vannes, June 2016: Hommage a Georges Wolinski (Tribute to Georges Wolinski) (1934-2015), Journalist, Author, Press designer, assassinated 7 January, 2015 at age 80. At 11:30am that day, two gunmen with assault rifles and other weapons forced their way into the … Continue reading

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