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On top of old smokey

We love it when we people do the unusual, but not the stupid. Maybe a bit crazy or beguiling, but innocent and playful, all wrapped up into something to show your friends and family. And, even better, something that whisks you away to another place – maybe near, or maybe far – that takes you to another place entirely, if you know what we mean.

There is one such place floating around on the internet now, and it’s a surprise and a treat in France called Villa Cheminée. If your French is not bien, it translates to “Chimney House.” And that’s what it is, of sorts.

Villa Cheminée is a work by the Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi. It is a monumental installation composed of a 15 meter high cylinder resembling the chimneys of the neighboring thermal power station, on the top of which a habitable pavilion is placed. Created in 2009 as part of Estuaire, the contemporary art biennial of the Loire estuary, it is located at the end of the port of Cordemais, in the territory of the commune of Bouée, in France

It’s exciting enough to be able to whisk yourself off to a new part of France where, perhaps, you haven’t been. But, it’s even more a bit thrilling to be able to sleep in a lighthouse there, too. One of our favourite YouTubers, The Tim Traveler has beat us to the punch and has the low-down on this unique accommodation. Read more about it here courtesy of Wikipedia. Main image courtesy of

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Aperitif evening cruise at the entrance to the Gulf of Morbihan / Croisière soirée apéro à l’entrée du Golfe du Morbihan. Departing from the Port du Crouesty, commune of Arzon, sailing and aperitif dinner with tasting of local products at the entrance to the Gulf of Morbihan. Click here to sail away.

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