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A Week in Bretagne - Impressions and Expressions of Ijon
April 30th, 2009
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A Week in Bretagne
So, in a week or so, my employer is sending me on (my employer's) business to a suburb of Brest (France) called Le Relecq Kerhuon. Got any recommendations for sightseeing etc. in the (greater) area?

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From:passacaglio
Date:April 30th, 2009 07:38 pm (UTC)

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This sounds like a convention..
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From:ijon
Date:May 1st, 2009 05:43 pm (UTC)
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Huh?
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From:passacaglio
Date:May 1st, 2009 06:30 pm (UTC)

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I don't know what your purpose there is, but one of the rules of academic conventions is that a convention's prestige equals its academic prestige times location. Nobody wants to go to, say, Novosibirsk to present a paper. (but this example might prove wrong. Let's go with Ohio.).

Brest doesn't sound like a Hi-tech city; To my deprived ears it sounds like a "room with a view".
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From:goliard
Date:April 30th, 2009 10:32 pm (UTC)
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I remember liking St-Malo many years ago when I backpacked through the region, but can't remember if there's much to do there beyond strolling along the beach. There's Mont-St-Michel, too, which I missed, but is presumably worth a visit.
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From:ijon
Date:May 1st, 2009 05:42 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!
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From:amire80
Date:April 30th, 2009 11:22 pm (UTC)
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Mont Saint Michel, Saint Malo, Honfleur.

And don't miss the Bayeux Tapestry - just a few hours' drive into Normandy, and completely unforgettable.

When i visited Bretagne in 2002, i was a stupid little boy and didn't buy myself any books about the local language, although i was educated enough to notice it written on signs here and there. If you have room in your luggage for a dictionary (Breton-English-Breton or Breton-French-Breton) and a grammar book, i'll be very very grateful. I'll pay whatever it costs, of course, and i am sure that you'll find your way in any bookstore.
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From:ijon
Date:May 1st, 2009 05:42 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for the tips, and you got it! I'll give you a call when I'm back.
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From:ijon
Date:May 1st, 2009 05:43 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!
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