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.
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!
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.;;)
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Fondest memory: walk by its main plaza.
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
Fondest memory: walking its quaints old streets like been back in another world but nice.
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!
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
rural houses in quaint wonderful villages, just hit the name of the town, in FRench but not hard to figure it out , I think,
the cities of character designation that takes you into wonderful historical villages all with lodgings like josselin, la roche bernard, locronan, etc
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 ::)
Fondest memory: walk along the coastal ports,and bays of the Morbihan
well coming to my backyard. Beautiful island you will love it. part of Unesco World Heritage site.
Le Palais is wonderful, I need to start putting pictures here .
the best way is to walk or rent a bike, then you can take the ride to Sauzon; dont stay in hotels an apartment or B&B is very nice there. try these people
here is the bus service No 399
to eat traditional creperies go to La Paloma at the Rosériere Le Palais, more traditional Le Verre à Pied,pl de la Republique, Le Palais
or for seafood, Resto le Vivier, place de l'hôtel de ville,le palais.
hope it helps
Fondest memory: walking and bicycle rides along the coast
Much discussed in the forums with lots of heart, I just received my first government magazine from the regional council in both French and Breton, Morbihan the Conseil General.
According to the INSEE (statiscal office of France) and the Observatoire de la langue Bretonne, in 2007 there were 200 000 folks speaking the language but 70% were age 60 years old or more!
The reason Unesco is helping to keep it alive and wont let it die. The Morbihan the only breton name department in France ,meaning petite mer or small sea, has the second highest concentration of language takers behind the other Breton area of Finistére. Also as far as cities, Vannes is the 2nd largest school language takers behind Rennes.
Today about 700 000 kids take alternative courses in Breton in Brittany at schools;where the language is taught.
There are two languages in Brittany,one is Breton a celtic language and the other is the gallo a romanise latin language. The Breton is traditional spoken in the West of the region and the Gallo on the East more or less following a line from St Brieuc in the north to pays de Guérande in the south.
Vannes is Gwened (my alias here in VT)
Auray is An Alre (where I live)
You have Lorient=An Orient
Pontivy = Pondi
Much to discontent locally, the region of Brittany was five departments until 1941 including the now outsider Loire-Atlantique (Nantes). There is a drive in parliament to bring back in to Brittany.
More info can be read at
Fans of Brittany
information touristic on Brittany
site of the langue Bretonne
courses of Breton
courses and grammar Gallo
Fondest memory: learning a new language lol!!! kenavo
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