La Fontenelle

Port-Rhu ria - ©Raphodon / CC-BY-SA Port-Rhu ria - ©Raphodon / CC-BY-SA

La Fontenelle, an island... The harbour was protected by a small rocky island, Tristan's island, a military harbour in the Middle-Ages and... a crooks’ lair, during war of religion, with the...

Notre-Dame-des-Portes - ©Moreau.henri / CC-BY-SA Notre-Dame-des-Portes - ©Moreau.henri / CC-BY-SA

The church of Châteauneuf The current church (Notre-Dame-des-Portes in French) dates back to 1892. It replaced an older one (it remains a stained-glass window, 15th c.): it was in fact, the church...

Western portal with Trémeur's statue - ©Moreau.henri / CC-BY-SA Western portal with Trémeur's statue - ©Moreau.henri / CC-BY-SA

Storm and bloodbath Here we are in front of the church of Saint-Trémeur, an old collegiate church raised in 1371, on the location of a chapel or a priory from the 12th c. The current church was re...

The church - ©GO69 / CC-BY-SA The church - ©GO69 / CC-BY-SA

Ransack and pillage Penmarch was pretty prosperous between the 13th and the 15th century. The city, very rich, used to trade with foreign countries, especially with Spain. Everything changed at the...

The northern side of the island - ©Ipigott / CC0 The northern side of the island - ©Ipigott / CC0

The wolf’s lair Men lived here since Prehistoric times, since they found little houses with bronze weapons and some Gallic and Roman money. In 1351, a garrison settled and raised a fortress. Then...

The cloister - ©Lanzonnet / CC-BY-SA The cloister - ©Lanzonnet / CC-BY-SA

A big swamp Maurice and Conan Duke Conan III founded the abbey in 1136 for his mum, the old Breton duchess Irmengarde. 12 monks turned up from l’Aumône abbey near Chartres, and settled. The place...

The bell-tower - ©GO69 / CC-BY-SA The bell-tower - ©GO69 / CC-BY-SA

Roscudon’s bell-tower is forever link with a terrible event made by a bloodthirsty monster: the Breton crook La Fontenelle. He ransacked and plundered all the Finistère (Brittany) during war of...

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