La Gacilly Travel Guide

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La Gacilly Things to Do

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    by gwened Written Dec 9, 2012

    the main visit for us here was to check the headquarters of Yves Rocher, even thus in not the best period we like to check it out first and then come back if worth, it. Yves Rocher is the family cosmetics and fragances favorites it is natural, and bio, and greatly known to all French families for affordable good products

    YOu can visit in addition to the main flag store the Jardin Botanique that is done in July and August from Mondays to Fridays at 11H and 16H for free. It is at the heart of this garden in the industrial site that 55 hectares (about 136 acres) that the flowers in bio agriculture are planted

    you enter freely on the garden from June to September every year.
    At the POTAGER ,you have free entry all year at the heart of it is the bio fruits and vegetables that serve the restaurant at the hotel that the description follows, if its not grown in the garden it will not be in your plate!!!

    the hotel spa is part of the complex, here is the webpage but its right at the place
    http://www.lagreedeslandes.com/fr/index.php

    Le Végétarium Café is right here too in the terrace with bio produce as well,Open from June 1 to September 30 from hours 12h - 19h night time opening on thursdays then, and entertainment in july and august, close mondays in the month of june webpage is the same as for the hotel spa above

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    by gwened Written Dec 9, 2012

    The river Aff comes into town with great currents bythe bridge le bout du pont, and great for practices of the canoeing kayaking enthusiats there today even with the cold weather. the boats can be rented and up to St Vincent sur Oust for what it is a great pass time for the entire family. Should be crowded but better in summer.

    here are the direct site for more information
    kayak ,canoes
    http://www.canoe-apachbihan.com/
    http://canoe-kayak-lagacilly.over-blog.com/

    and for boat hire and even pedaling without license
    http://www.day-boats.com/
    http://www.nicols.com/
    http://www.crisboat.com/tourisme-fluvial-bretagne.php

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    • Rafting
    • Kayaking

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    by gwened Written Dec 9, 2012

    to start the church is under renovation, apparently it had suffer a fire due to vandals a few months back.

    This church replaces an older chapel of the castle exisiting in the area that was the parodical center of the city dating from the 14C it was restored and enlarged between 1626 and 1628.A very nice example and rare for the area of neo greek with a latin cross. Its the patron saint of the city

    It is centrally located with the monument to the fallen in front, the covered market Halles across the street and the resto brasserie des halles. Then its walking distance to the descending streets to the other sights
    more in French here
    http://lagacilly.net.pagesperso-orange.fr/st%20jugon/st_nicolas.htm

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    • Architecture
    • Religious Travel

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La Gacilly Restaurants

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    by gwened Written Dec 9, 2012

    a very quaint French,warm welcome place very cozy with a warm table of firewoods ,and friendly service. The food is fantastic been name to the Creperies gourmand title in Brittany and qualité tourisme by the tourist council.
    the ambiance is nice family, and nicely old world decoration. The food is wonderful and plenty. hightly recommended

    Favorite Dish: the galette Sindar, with filet mignon beef, potatoes, cheese and salad greens delicious. We had ham and cheese goat cheese, with teas and coffees, with a bottle of cider Kerizac cidre d'automne ot fall cider ,banana splits and others, plus aperitifs of druites with cider, creme de cassis and pommeau an eau de vie taken from calvados; all wonderful dinner for five for 96 euros.

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    Brasserie des Halles

    by gwened Written Dec 9, 2012

    This one is for next time, we didn't go in, but it had a good ambiance and right next to the Halles covered market with fresh produce. It is carry out by Mme Michard, giving a French traditional cuisine such as boeuf bourguignon, choucroute, tête de veau (every thursdays), plateau de fruits de mer (seafood plate in summers).Also, Paella or couscous (third Saturday of each month).

    One to considered on next trip.

    Favorite Dish: it will be for next time, it had menus from 12€ with fresh produce from the covered market next to it.

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    by gwened Written Dec 9, 2012

    this is a fine grocery store, salon de thé and restaurant on a quaint building next to the artists quarter of La Gacilly. Very nicely done, and superb presentation, it would be a good starting point with teas and coffees from abroad ,my sons enjoy the teas offered here before moving on for the meal elsewhere
    one of the sites we will be back when in town, recommended.

    Favorite Dish: teas and coffees to choose from but also a resto if you like. The selection of teas was extensive with the tea Yunnan very nice indeed, we adults had coffees from Colombia.

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La Gacilly Transportation

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    by gwened Written Dec 9, 2012

    The best way to see these towns of Brittany is by car; you can come off the road coming from Rennes on the N24 then N166 direction Vannes ,then get off at Malestroit exit and follow signs to this town once here take the D148 direction La Gacilly. Its about 60 kms from Vannes along the N166 and follow same direction as above. the parking is plenty by the main plaza or the street parking along rue du four or the pl de la mairie or rue de hollersbach as the photo

    www.viamichelin.com should guide you well
    then by bus you can make it here from Redon or Vannes, using a combination of train from Vannes to Redon and then bus 12 to La Gacilly
    the Brittany transport site will guide you well
    http://www.breizhgo.com/

    the city of La Gacilly also has some suggestions on coming over by car here
    http://www.la-gacilly.fr/decouvrir/venir-a-la-gacilly.html

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La Gacilly Shopping

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    by gwened Written Dec 9, 2012

    the covered market on the city, with fruits,vegetables, meat and fish galore ,fresh off the trucks; you can have a great selection here the place has a good size of choices, and very nice merchant ambiance
    you find great parking around it and easy walking to main sights in town

    What to buy: produce and meats

    What to pay: best prices for the freshest products

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La Gacilly Local Customs

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    by gwened Written Dec 9, 2012

    a library fully loaded with books, magazines, but also cd, dvd, videogames, and periodicals all on site to know the region better, for a fee internet use,and great views over the place du gen de Gaulle.

    It is great for a knowledge stop, rest, and to know the local places, in France they are call mediathéques and can be bigger than many libraries... We go to feel the local ambiance of the town, and to let us know if coming back is ok.

    Not to mention the useful information one gathers from these places as usually they carry books periodicals and maps more intune with the local history.
    This one give you the opening times as per the mayor' s office site
    Tuesday 14h à 18h
    Wednesday10h à 12h30 and14h to 18h
    Fridays 16h à 19h
    Saturdays 10h à 12h 30 and 13h 30 to 17h00

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