How lucky I am that my parents live very close to La Gacilly in Brittany.
The town grew up around the Yves Rocher cosmetic empire, of which you can see the factory, shop, restaurant and botanical gardens. Look out for live music events outside the Vegetarium. The local area is full of flower fields, where this multi-million dollar company still grow and produce their own local cosmetic products.
La Gacilly is an arts town, full of interesting shops and local artisans.
There is always something new to discover.
One of our favourites is L'Atelier 1110 de Dom,
in which the artist creates intriguing objects from recycled materials.
The town is a beautiful medieval place with old buildings,
winding cobbled streets, and a river running through.
A stunning place to wander around.
Every summer the city comes alive with the photography exhibition.
Huge photographs adorn the buildings, and rows of beautiful pictures wind through the woods and gardens behind the Yves Rocher building (pictured left).
Every month is a music evening at La Marelle bar,
and every November is the soup festival,
both frequently attended by my parents!
La Gacilly is truly a beautiful, lively place
and one definitely worth a visit!