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The wild coast line at Saint Guenole

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Saint Guenole




Saint Guenole Saint Guenole is a small town in Brittany, located in the north-western part of France. The area has a long and varied history stretching back to the Neolithic period, when the ancient Celts inhabited the region. The area was later occupied by the Romans, then the Franks, and later the Breton people in the 8th century. The town is 9 miles from Pont l`Abbe. The city of Quimper is about 20 miles away

Saint Guenole sign

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We visited the town at dinner time so most of the shops were closed.There is a large fish market in the centre of town with fish straight from the harbour.We drove round to the sea front to watch the waves hitting the rocks.It was a calm day and the sea was coming over the rocks what it is like on a windy day is hard to imagine.

There are warning signs to keep off the rocks. There is a strong under currant just off the shore.We had our usual picnic of French bread with a mixture of cheese and sliced meat plus coffee. Before moving on to Pont l`Abbe a 15 mins drive away.

The sea front

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The church at Saint Guenole

 Saint Guenole Brittany

The town's main claim to fame is its association with the 11th century Breton saint, Guénolé. It is said that Guénolé chose the area as his place of retreat and spent much of his life meditating in the nearby woods. His legend lives on in the form of a large chapel, the Chapelle Saint-Guénolé, built in his honour in the 11th century. The chapel is a popular pilgrimage destination, and is located just outside of Saint Guenole.

The town also has some interesting historic sites, including a 16th century castle, the Château de la Garenne, which was built by the Duke of Brittany. The castle is now used as a museum, and visitors can explore its rooms and gardens. In addition, the town has several churches, including the 16th century Eglise Saint-Gildas and the Eglise Notre-Dame-des-Fleurs.

Nearby attractions include the Plage de la Baie des Trépassés, a beautiful beach and park, and the town of Plouha, where visitors can explore the remains of a 15th century castle. Other nearby spots include Mont St. Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the islands of Brehat and Ushant.



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Shops in the town

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Large fish market

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A selection of picture taken during our recent visit

The town centre

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Colourful House in the town

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The sea hitting the rocks

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