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Iread Dave Pep­per’s let­ter about the lack of cel­e­bra­tions for the fête na­tionale with in­credulity ( Liv­ing France’s Fe­bru­ary 2016 is­sue). Here in Croisilles the cel­e­bra­tions for the fête na­tionale be­gin the Satur­day be­fore, when the vil­lage be­comes a bro­cante for the day. We have to at­tend be­cause if we get up af­ter 6am there is no way of get­ting our car out of our drive, let alone the vil­lage. By 8am the vil­lage is buzzing with buy­ers and sell­ers and we have to step over their wares just to get out of our gate. The two cafés do a roar­ing trade with ta­bles and chairs set up out­side. It takes all day to walk round be­cause ev­ery­one is there and we have to stop fre­quently to chat and ex­change kisses. In the church there are photo and art ex­hi­bi­tions run by the lo­cal as­so­ci­a­tions. In the evening there is a pig

salle des fêtes. a cou­ple of days – in­clud­ing 14 July – to visit fam­ily in their hol­i­day home in cen­tral Brittany, only to find that noth­ing hap­pened.

We won­der whether this was be­cause their hol­i­day home, like Dave’s, is en Bre­tagne, not ‘ en France’!

Brittany re­mained staunchly roy­al­ist in 1789. Re­volts ( la chouan­nerie) broke out in that area and in Vendée spas­mod­i­cally from 1789 to 1800. The lo­cals

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