Pontivy is more or less in the center of Brittany, on the canal Nantes-Brest, where Oust and Blavet flow together. It was founded by a name called Yves who built a bridge over the river – hence Pontivy. It is a small town of about 13 000 people. It is small enough to be relaxing and despite its castle tourism is not that dominant. The nearby castle of Josselin draws much of them, I guess. And it is big enough to provide a good infrastructure – its main street has all shops and other institutions for daily life.
It also has a small old center, but it is rather small and can walked through in about 15 minutes. Neighboring the old center is Napaleonville, a planned city by Napolean on a rectangular grid.
As it is on the confluence of two rivers the ambitious (and the less ambitious) has to make her choice along which river, in which direction, to go for a walk. I decided to walk along the Blavet towards north. It it a very tranquil walk – one hears only words, the wind in yeh trees and the own steps. And from time to time bikers, who enjoy the ride on the path along the river.
So, let’s go on a walk.
And while we have to walk, some dogs have it rather convenient.