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.

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