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Good Morning Friends,

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This is Locronan. It is a village in Finistere, where time seems to have stood still with regard to its buildings and its character. It is a main tourist area yet, as my photograph shows, it has responded in a very subtle way; no brashess, no overt self-advertising, which adds to its charm and its appeal.

According to the office of tourism:
Locronan wows all judges, elected both a Breton Petite Cité de Caractère and one of the Plus Beaux Villages de France. Its beauty stems from the success of local weavers and merchants, who supplied fine sails not just to the French navy, but also to English and Spanish clients. Locronan’s grandest houses, with their remarkable dormer windows, are mainly 18th century. As sails died out, trade dried up, and Locronan stayed pickled in the past. The village museum covers the weavers, and the area, in paintings. Filmmakers have frequently shown Locronan’s charms on the silver screen, and tourists flock here in large numbers, hence all the tempting boutiques. Walk up the nearby summit for calm but dramatic views to the Bay of Douarnenez.

It is certainly a village that I enjoyed visiting, with opportunities to see and buy local crafts, pleasing historical sights, good local food and excellent local wine.

Have a great day Bev :-)

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