vendredi 11 septembre 2009
On day two of our stay in Bretagne, after rolling out of bed around 9:30 or so (a first for me, I usually wake up much earlier than that, even on vacation) Alain's parents, Alain and I hit the road to drive to Lorient to see his cousin B. and his girlfriend S. who had a baby boy in March. He was quite cute, and is just starting to "eat". (see picture)
We hadn't seen them since our wedding, so it was good to be able to see them again. They have a great duplex apartment, and I turn green with envy everytime I think about how much they paid for it (about 2/3rds of what we paid for ours in Marseille).

We had a late lunch then went for a walk along the seashore, then it was late so we stayed for dinner, then left around 10 pm, getting back to Alain's grandmother's house a little before midnight.

Don't have much to say about Lorient, but it seems like a cute little city. My guidebook says that it has a little over 60,000 inhabitants and that it was almost completely destroyed during WWII. The books says that Lorient is the second biggest port of France for fishing, merchandise, and for pleasure cruises, but I don't really know how they came to this conclusion. Oh, and every year there is an Interceltic Festival for two weeks in August, which seems like it would be fun to go to. Once.

4 commentaires:

Mwa a dit…

Holidays... How glorious!

Starman a dit…

Their apartment may have cost less, but they don't have the good weather you have.

Ksam a dit…

I was going to say the same as Starman - they may pay less, but they do have to live in Lorient (probably the least desirable city to live in in Brittany after Brest). lol

You haven't seemed to have had much luck visiting Breton cities though - you've so far chronicled visits to the two ugliest (both were destroyed during the war and are criticized for now being too "American" because they have grid streets).

And I attended the Festival Interceltique for five summers in the row - it's actually quite nice. The Bretons may dislike the rest of us Anglophones, but they sure do love the Celts (at least for two weeks every year)!

Betty C. a dit…

I just noticed you did the 101 things in 1001 days project too. How are you doing? I haven't really kept up with it, but it has given me some objectives.

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