Kissing on the cheeks
When people greet each other upon meeting, they practise the typical Breton custom of kissing on the cheeks (se faire la bise). The norm is that two kisses are exchanged; a single kiss is possible, but not as common. So, cheek kissing is not so problematic in Tréguier as in other Breton towns.
Paraphenalia Used in a Pardon
Before we visited Brittany , we were only vaguely aware of the Pardons through paintings of Gaugin and the Pont Aven school; so we did not plan our trip to coincide with one. When we arived at St-Tugdual the church was decked out with portable old tapestry banners and small carved polychromed statues of unidentified saints and the altar before the Tomb of Jean V was covered in floral decorations. Only later we learned that the Pardon of St. Ives (patron of lawyers and notaries and the poor) was held the week before. Most of the objects pictured here were ordinarily in the sacristy and treasury (not open to us), but were out in the main body of the church and not yet stored away. (Some can be seen there in mikebond's Treguier pages, whose accounts clear up our confusion).
- Family Travel
ANOTHER NICE VIEW....
which shows that there is much to do and see in Tr?guier.
WATER AND ROCKS, sailing, surfing, swimming and much more...
Walk through the ancient street with their numerous ancient buildings which remind us the richness of the past.
Out of town lots of paths lead you into PURE NATURE! Be prepared...
This photo doesn't really show what Tr?guier is: a very atmospheric little city, where friendly people live and where each year on the 3rd Sunday in May a celebration of this special Saint.
Everyone who share the same name comes and lots of pilgrims , especially soliciters, whose patron-saint he is, come from all over the world to join the festivities..
People are wearing the wonderful Breton traditional clothes!
MINIHY - TRéGUIER...
MINIHY offers you wonderful boulevards, although the name means: place of refuge.
This is interesting: along the river Le Guindy is an ancient village of flaxworkers who of course needed lots of streaming water.
They were so kind to construct an aquaduct to lead the water also to TR?GUIER, in 1610.
The Saint-Marc fountain in the square indicates the place where once was a chapel, but now there are only some pieces of stone left.
Walking here in MINIHY you can find ancient houses (picturesque!) and souvenirs and a "CALVAIRE" where the lichen has grown all over the sculptures...
Out of town you can see the farmers' fields and the river that goes up and down with the tides of the sea.....
Here you see some beautiful half-timbered houses of Tréguier. This kind of houses is typical of Northern France.