Friday, April 6, 2012
Un vie de repos!
Although ‘Good Friday’ is not generally a National holiday here in St Malo everyone is certainly gearing up for the long Easter weekend – the start of the season.
Hotels, restaurants, cafes and shops are preparing themselves for what will hopefully be the busiest weekend of the year so far and the street terraces, removed for winter, are back in place. The Mairie and his team have done us proud with jetwashed streets and pavements and the freshly planted displays of spring flowers that seem to be just everywhere.
This is an important weekend for the town -and having visited most of the hotels this week delivering stocks of brochures for Brittany Gems, expectations are high. If the number of GB plate cars arriving on the ferry this morning is anything to go by business should be booming!
There will of course be plenty of time for relaxation and socialising though, both national pastimes enjoyed by everyone including the pets owned by many of the ‘commercants’ of the town.
Meet Yuton, one of the most handsome (don’t tell Alfie) and placid dogs that we know, regularly known to enjoy his ‘vie de repos’ after a strenuous day of being a dog at his owners bar and hotel ‘L’Atalys’ on the appropriately named ‘rue de Pie qui Boites’ – street of the drinking magpie!
Happy Easter to everyone – enjoy the longweekend and take the opportunity for a little ‘vie de repos’