Blogue d'un québécois expatrié en Angleterre. Comme toute forme d'autobiographie est constituée d'une large part de fiction, j'ai décidé de nommer le blogue Vraie Fiction.
Thursday, 27 March 2008
Bretagne and France: semantic distinctions
Another thing I learned today: regionalist/nationalist sentiment is strong in Brittany. A lot of people around here don't consider themselves French but only Bretons. They are more Celtic than latins: the owner of L'Oeil de Breizh was proud tu tell me that there was no French flag in his shop, only flags from Celtic countries. I saw Welsh flags in La Gacilly, but no French one. It does feel very Celtic. Tonight, I am going to read a bit of the book I purchased today. Bretons myths and legends in the middle of Brittany, it's a treat.