Bretons in Le Havre
a historical anecdote that there are a large Breton population here and they have their own district, that of St François. so every year around the Feast of St Yves may18-19 there is the Fête de Bretagne or the feast of Brittany
VEry colorful event street wide fair and lots of traditional foods, souvenirs, and plenty of music and dances Breton.
it was a time to meet folks from my area as the singing and dancing performers were from Saint Avé in the Morbihan dept 56, mine ::)
This is the local Breton community site in Le Havre
keep the dates handy as it is an event not to missed.
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I was truely amazed by how each and every driver actually came to a full stop to let the pedestrians cross the streets!! Even after asking them to move on, they insisted on me crossing first. And as I said, this didn't happen with just one or two drivers but with each and everyone. Really liked this thing.
I guess this just stands out to me because I have grown so accustomed to Parisian indifference but these people are friendly (at least in the off season). Drivers actually stop to let pedestrians cross! You can ask for information and it will be given to you! and it will be correct! The people of Le Havre are proud of their city and they seem to want you to have a good time too. When my camera card died the photo shop people were kind and sympathetic (and this was in a shopping center). The hotel staff was well informed. The guy at the bookshop gave me tons of information and don't forget the world's neatest barbershop!! Thanks Le Havre, I had an excellent weekend.
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