Saturday, July 19, 2014

Autumn break

BWs is organising a 3 night break to eastern Brittany in early October. We'll stay at a beautiful gite complex in Combourg, and visits will include the Chateau of Combourg, the historic town of Fougères with one of the best castles in Europe, the cathedral and famous menhir of Dol-de-Bretagne, and Mont St-Michel. We'll also do some walking.... Regulars will be sent details soon. Anyone else interested should contact Brittany Walks by email:

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Paper, glue and the saint on a stag

We had a good visit in dry weather to the Maison du Recteur and two churches, related in legend, at Loqueffret and Lannédern. First stop was to look at evidence for the life and work of the pilhaourien or rag-and-bone men of the Monts d'Arrée. Then we were on the trail of Breton saints and later Catholic interlopers or rather, official saints. The parish close at Lannédern is a remarkable example of a typically Breton tradition. St Edern watched us from the back of his stag high up on the calvary.
Thanks to everyone. Next event is a walk (August 11th).

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Visit - Tuesday 15th July

We meet at 2pm by the mairie in Loqueffret (D14 from Huelgoat) to encounter the extraordinary story of the rag-and-bone men of the Monts d'Arrée, including a visit to the Maison du Recteur. We then move on to the next village of Lannédern to see a fine example of that very Breton phenomenon, the Parish Close. Join us for a fun and informative outing. Reservations please -