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and dined on a regular basis. The visit ended with an inter-country pétanque match, the final match being declared a draw in the interests of entente cordiale – we might have been there for rather a long time otherwise. The Mumbles Mumblers also had a chance to sing a selection of songs.

    Our last joint evening was a Fest-Noz, the equivalent of a Welsh Twmpath, with music, dancing and of course Breton pancakes and cider. By now the weather had turned but rain certainly did not stop play.

    Our final day was spent with our host families, with some visiting L’Île de Groix and others doing their own thing.

Our last joint evening was a Fest Noz, the equivalent of a Welsh Twmpath, with music, dancing and of course Breton pancakes and cider. By now the weather had turned but rain certainly did not stop play. Our final day was spent with our host families, with some visiting L’Ile de Groix and others doing their own thing.

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Notre visite à Hennebont

Story by Sarah Lever, June 2017


TAM’s latest visit to Hennebont in Brittany proved to be an enormous success with several new members visiting. The weather was amazing and we were grateful to have a seaside location to counter the heat. Our hosts were as ever generous to a fault and we all returned several pounds heavier in terms of selves and luggage.

    It is difficult to choose the most enjoyable outing, but there was something for everyone, from history to politics via horses and planes and a fascinating river trip to see the boat cemetery (the tuna fishing industry there is no more), the local wildlife sanctuary and the Chapel of St-Cado (our very own Cheriton St Cadoc). We were wined

Click here for the 2017 Hennebont visit slideshow

Links to the speech by Pamela Erasmus, MCC Vice Chairman, at the official reception in the Hennebont town hall, 22 June 2017: in English; in French.