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    Walk Redon

    by gwened Written Apr 15, 2014

    Favorite thing: a nice town in dept 35 Ille-et-Vilaine of Brittany, I passed by here often on my runs, and have even stop with the family. A very old town in the fringes of the departement.

    It is located at the confluent of the rivers Vilaine and Oust on a hill overlooking the valley. Here the breton language gives way to the Gallo, a more Latin base language, different from the French.

    I have some pictures so thrown them in here, however, you need to see these
    abbatiale Saint-Sauveur. built between 1170 and 1200, it was burned byt 1780 and now it shows a separation due to this of the tour gothique and the nave.
    abbaye Saint-Sauveur, the buildings from the 17C are now the private school (high school) lycée privé Saint-Sauveur.
    Manoir du Mail,previously called hôtel du Plessis, at rue du Plessis and quai Duguay-Trouin. Hôtel de Richelieu, at rue du Plessis, dating from the 17C. With a tower nearby of renaissance style.
    Hôtel de Carmoy, from the 17C , at 6/ 7 rue du Port, architecture style Louis XIII.
    the old convent or Ancien couvent des Calvairiennes, at 26 rue Saint-Michel, founded in 1629.

    Fondest memory: admire its old architecture while enjoying a leisure walk on the town of Redon.

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    Walk Kermoizan, or Suscinio

    by gwened Written Jan 18, 2014

    Favorite thing: This rainy day we went for a ride and walk around this village and great castle of Suscinio (see tip on it)

    it is along the n165 exit Presqu'île de Rhuys and Sarzeau, along the D780 to the exit Penvins on road D198 ,and the panel château de Suscinio; a very rudimentary village with an imposing castle

    It was already inhabited in 1218 by the duke of Brittany and later went thru several hands until given for sale as national property in the French revolution by the year 1798. In about 1965 the viscount de Francheville purchase it and try to keep but could not, and it was sold to the general Council of the Morbihan (local department governing body) who now managed it.

    It has a beautiful lake river water with many wells around its moat.the construction is well kept and Inside there is a museum of Brittany and the Morbihan area very educational and historical.
    nearby continuing past the castle you have a wonderful beach area!

    Another area to wandered around in my Morbihan breton

    Fondest memory: visiting the castle and assisting in a school trip to the museum with my sons.

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    Walk Locminé

    by gwened Written Sep 22, 2013

    Favorite thing: This is a town in the Brocealande area of Merlin fame, and surrounded by the forest of Lanvaux. it is an important town in the fight against the French revolution, and heavily religious. The passing of wars is noted here as many sons participated in the wars of 1870-71,1914-18,1939-45.

    the town mayor's office http://www.mairie-locmine.fr/index.php/2012-11-21-10-28-53/histoire-locale

    walking is a pastime for me, and it gives you the best way to see the local culture, customs,and tidbits of the natives. The architecture wonders are more expose and undertand once you arrive in town and walk.

    Locminé is as all these towns ,very compact and its all at centre ville or city center(downtown) area.

    Some historians said that in the 7C followers of Saint Gildas de Rhuys created at the southern end of the parish, the Abbey Saint Sauveur de Moriac or Moréac'. In 919, the abbot Taneth and his monks fled distraught before the ferocious Normans, who burned their convent. In 1008, Felix, monk of Fleury rased the ruins of Saint Gildas de Rhuys, but retained Locminé as a Priory dependent on his house. Many homes soon clustered around the convent and formed a village.

    Fondest memory: walking by the church st colomban to chapel notre dame du plasker is wonderful with many wooden houses on the way.

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    Walk Baud

    by gwened Updated Sep 21, 2013

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    Favorite thing: Baud is a town near the N24 four lanes road connecting Rennes with Brest and along the D768 connecting St Brieux to Auray and the beaches of Carnac and Quiberon etc.

    It is a provincial town, but loaded with businesses and restos ,schools, all around the city center squares. It is only 20 mins from my house so stop by often and shop here too. Very friendly folks and talkatives.

    Walking along its old squares full of activity is a nice thing to do while passing by here to stretch your legs and see nice architecture. And now my son comes by here from work by bus No 5 lol!!!

    Fondest memory: walking the old strees and squares is a pastime of mine and the family and on every town we do a bit; Baud is nice, active ,and friendly, very talkative folks here lol!

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    Walk Plouay

    by gwened Written Jun 16, 2013

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    Favorite thing: a wonderful little town found, near the expressway N165 on way to Morlaix; the site of the Brittany car rallye that was going on as we arrive there wow!! nice racing cars driving all over the area and into city center !!!
    all around rue Paul Ihuel,rue de Bécherel, rue du Budo,rue des alliées (tourist office),and rue de maquis.

    Then the steepy hilly streets and the wonderful city center by the church and mayor's office. Nice walks and plenty of parking for the car!!!by rue du commerce.

    Wonderful monument to the fallen by the church of Saint Ouen as well.corner of rue de Bécherel and rue Paul Ihuel.

    Fondest memory: walking is nice all over and the church and city center is wonderful, than with a car rallye at same time it is glorious.;;)

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    walk Guémené sur Scorff

    by gwened Written Jun 16, 2013

    Favorite thing: another nice town of the Morbihan Breton to walk and see history all around you. One of my best past times here is to drive to a town and then walk it s streets full of charm, quaintness ,and history.

    Guémené sur Scorff is famous for its breton sausages and the old chateau of the Rohan family.

    Fondest memory: walk its historical streets.

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    Walk Grand Champ-Landaul

    by gwened Written Jun 1, 2013

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    Favorite thing: The tale of two towns, small but nice to walk too. Its my aim to visit every town in the Morbihan at least maybe Brittany lol! and walk it, drive it, both.

    These are two nice inland towns in the Morbihan my dept 56. Grand Champ is bigger in the middle of pasture lands and dairy farms; Landaul is closer to the expressway N165 but on the other side of tourism.

    Both are nice for a pass by or stop for lunch, and see the wonderful churches.

    Fondest memory: walking is great, even better than driving, ,,, I do both. driving to get there close and then walking to be with the culture around me. Grand Champ has a nice history from resistance to the French revolutionary so much nicer to visit, both have very nice churches.
    Enjoy the walk

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    Walk Locminé

    by gwened Written Apr 13, 2013

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    Favorite thing: walking is fantastic once in town, the best way to soak up its history and marvels of its architecture. Locminé is no difference sitting at the crossroads of the MOrbihan near N24 and down on D764 to Vannes.

    I encourage to do that in France wherever you are, walk its towns and see why it should have been call a movable feast to it all.

    Fondest memory: walking amongst history and beautiful architecture, plus its good for you.

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    Walk Arradon

    by gwened Written Feb 2, 2013

    Favorite thing: This is near Vannes and quite close to me. Winter is quiet, in the summer all wakes up here. Anyway on any weather a walk into town is always great.

    http://www.arradon.com/
    the city hall government office

    Its name of Arradon probably comes from the time of Gaule independance or the celtique Aradunum or hill of Ara. Only 7km from Vannes and anchor on the Gulf of Morbihan along the river Vincin. It is a very agricultural area, at the time of the French revolution there were 150 farms in the area. Today there are only 11 left, so much for a revolution. Small number of its citizens live from fishing and boat making. The ostriculture is recent as well as pleasure and nautical events. They are 6 ostriculturers today in town and with more than 1000 musseling sites for its growth.

    Enjoy the city

    Fondest memory: walking along the ostricultures folks along the bay area.However city center around the church of St Pierre is nice too

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    Walk Saint Cado

    by gwened Written Dec 2, 2012

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    Favorite thing: this is an island off the mainland by Belz,and founded by a priest from Wales, very nice place now, and gorgeous to walk on it.
    the chapel, the calvary, the bridge, and harbor is great especially in summer.
    Some curiosity photos to follow to see my tip on the chapelle Saint Cado too

    Fondest memory: walk in history by a priest from Wales, just lovely to be here and see the sea harbor and nice cozy sea living.

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    walk Etel and the ria

    by gwened Written Dec 2, 2012

    Favorite thing: great place to come in summer as now most is close until Feb 2013. a ride by car as i do is still good but visitors should come in summer.

    A totally marine ambiance with great restos facing the harbor, nice beaches, and the famous wave ocean barrier the "barre", the pleasure boat marina, and the museum of tuna boat builders

    Great streets to walk even now, hilly and great views over the ria etel the area where the sweet waters of the rivers link up with the salty waters of the ocean, a natural wonder world not to missed.

    This is Etel a nice fisherman town, still does have a great fish market, and just wonderful sea life. A heaven to walk it as I do even in winter.
    walk Etel

    Fondest memory: walk the harbor area all to the beach at north end,and wait for summer for the restos facing the harbor and the museum, the boat ride into the ria on compagnie des iles.

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    walk Le Faou

    by gwened Written Nov 7, 2012

    Favorite thing: another wonderful town in Finistére dep 29 about an hour from me. Just love to walk this quaint old towns with lots of character and nice shops.Even driving thru them is gorgeous ,the sights are many
    the city sight in French
    http://www.lefaou.fr/les-lieux-a-decouvrir.htm

    Fondest memory: walk by its main plaza.

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    walk Crozon

    by gwened Written Nov 7, 2012

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    Favorite thing: nice place to walk, with quaint street on a seaport. another beauty to visit and glad just an hour from me.
    the monuments and sights of the peninsula of Crozon or presqu'ile de Crozon
    http://www.crozon-bretagne.com/tourisme/decouverte/chapelles-eglises-presqu-ile.php

    Fondest memory: walking its quaints old streets like been back in another world but nice.

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    walk the Port du Crouesty

    by gwened Written Sep 9, 2012

    Favorite thing: nice area to walk along tree shade roads,nice marinas, sailboats galore, and beaches, with historical churches and quaint towns, a very nice place to do my favorite walk and get close to the people and places I like to go

    I encourage the readers to do the same here.

    Fondest memory: walk from Port du Crouesty to Port navalo and do it in tandem bike too lol!

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    see and sleep in Brittany

    by gwened Written May 26, 2012

    Favorite thing: so funny a post on brittany as a whole, and just arrive from South Africa today...

    Its a large area Bretagne or as locals call it Breizh. There is a slight change of pace from nord to sud or north to south.

    1) best airports for Brittany and I use it always is Nantes, then maybe Rennes as second and Brest third.hoping you have a car.No experience with flybe I use the regional BritAir and Regional by Air France.
    2) the best way to travel and in this area even better.hire a car. There are a huge amount of cottage,houses here, it is very spread but dont rent them I live here in normal apt. The best sources are the very reliable
    http://www.gites-de-france-bretagne.com/
    http://www.a-gites.com/
    rural houses in quaint wonderful villages, just hit the name of the town, in FRench but not hard to figure it out , I think,
    http://www.cprb.org/?act=home&hd=com
    the cities of character designation that takes you into wonderful historical villages all with lodgings like josselin, la roche bernard, locronan, etc
    http://www.cites-art.com/
    in addition to tourist offices
    the coast is king here, I live in the Morbihan ,Breton language for small sea, the coast is all around us, you can look in VT or my pages or profile blog

    the weather well it rains often but now its all sun; just when I go back to Versailles.
    take a look at the sites, and see if something strikes your fancy then come back and I can give more details as there so many wonderful places, like La Trinité sur Mer, Carnac,and Quiberon peninsula, or the Rhuys.http://www.rhuys.com/

    All this is the south, as my neighbor pfsmalo can tell you about the north ::)
    Cheers

    Fondest memory: walk along the coastal ports,and bays of the Morbihan

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