The Area around Baud
|Brittany's history has
long been connected with that of England, the Celtic influences of Wales, Scotland and
Ireland are evident. The Breton Language, which is spoken largely by the locals
around Baud is similar to Welsh.
Many place names, especially the smaller hamlets, begin with the letter 'K' . Our house is in Kercorde, which has eight or nine houses, the next hamlet is Kettricote
Nearby there are many similar or even smaller hamlets., and often each will have a Fest Noz (outdoor party) during the summer or autumn.
Lorient, at the mouth of the River Blavet, is one of the largest cities within an hours drive.
It has a large shopping centre surrounding the Marina, many restaurants, and amongst the places of possible interest is the German Submarine Pen.
Nearby is the resort of Lamour Plage which has an attractive beach and a number of seafront restaurants.
Set by the side of the Nantes Brest Canal, the Chateau rises high above the town. Josselin is a very old and pretty town and its market, held every Saturday morning meanders down the main street, and past the old church at the bottom of the hill. Look up at the church and identify the figures which make up the many gargoyles that surround the church.
A number of restaurants have tables outside overlooking the canal, though canal does not aptly describe the wide flow of water which is more reminiscent of a river.