Locronan, Bretanija, Francija

Locronan, vasica z nekaj 100 prebivalci na zahodni strani Bretanje je tipičen primer, kako naj bi izgledala simpatično ohranjena vasica. Da takoj ob prihodu vidiš, da so stvari “poštimane”, urejene, brez kiča in kakšnih neumestnih novogradenj z npr. barvitimi fasadnimi vložki. 🙂 In ko se sprehajaš po njenih uličicah ti je takoj jasno, zakaj jo praktično vedno pripopajo na različne top liste najlepših vasic Francije. Zlata doba Locronana sega že v 15 stoletje, ko je bila vasica zaradi obilnih nasadov industrijske konoplje pomebna pri opremljanju vojaških in trgovskih ladij. In glede na potrebe predvidevam, da se je verjetno tu in tam našla tudi kakšna bilka neindustrijske različice. 🙂 😉

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Locronan, a village with some 100 inhabitants on the west side of Brittany is a typical example of how the traditional village should look like. 🙂 As soon as you arrive you see that things are free of kitsch, all buildings are like from fairytale and there are no new buildings with some crazy modern fasade. And because of that is easier to undertsand why you can find Locronan on almost all lists of top villages to visit in France. The golden age of Locronan dates back to 15 century, when the village was important due to the huge plantations of industrial hemp in the area. It was used for battle and commercial ships, but regarding the needs there was probably also a chance to buy “non industrial” (cannabis) version of a hemp. 🙂