Old city of Pontivy and Scorff valley

The weather is a little gloomy but I have to go to Pontivy. The city of the lords of Rohan is pleasant with its many shops, its narrow streets and its medieval quarter. On my way back,  I decided to stroll through the small villages of the Scorff valley.

I first took the road of Cléguérec, I wanted to see the covered path of Bot-er-Mohed still nicknamed “the chamber of Korrigans” (Neolithic era – 3000-2500 BC). The monument was also known in the 19th as the “Fairy cave” or “Dwarfs Chamber”. It is a covered walk 18 meters long which houses a burial; It consists of five upper large granite stones, one of which is broken, forming six compartments, three of which are intact.

I made many stops on my way to watch the church , chapel and calvary at the cross-road – Madeleine chapel atBot-er-Mohed – Saint Meriadec Church at Stival, Saint Guérec church at the central place of Cleguérec, the church with its stones of different colors is surprising. Many chapel are closed unfortunatly.

In the heart of Brittany, Séglien is in Pays Pourleth, not far from Guémené-sur-Scorff and Pontivy. Not many activities at this time of the day, a craftsman renovates a house with his bread oven. The stones are tidy, work to come .. I’m going to see the Clandy oratory at the end of the village. The term “Clandy” in Breton means “house of the sick”. It is therefore likely that this small oratory is located at the place of a lazaret. The town has created several hiking trails to tell the story of the farmers and the Lords of Coët an Fao that have marked the built heritage, something to try an other day ?

Located near the Sarre Valley, of flamboyant Gothic style, the chapel Saint-Eugene was raised in the 16th century, people were praying the Breton saint Tugen for rage and toothache. Nearby, the modest oratory Saint-Diboën dated 17 or 18 ° century. It invoked this saint for stunted children during the pardon (second Sunday of May) and associated with a profane festival.

Locmalo church : dedicated to Saint Malo, it replaces a Romanesque building at the beginning of the 15th century. The lords of Rohan embellished it in 1611 with the construction of a chapel in the South and the Menoray add theirs to the North.

The countryside is beautiful despite uncertain weather and from chapels to little villages, I arrived at Guéméné-sur-Scorff. The city is considered as the capital of Pays Pourlet. Today, the city is well-known for its gastronomic specialty: the sausage of Guémené. I found a butcher shop open and of course I bought the “andouille of Guéméné” and local farmer butter. Several houses for sale, the old city is resting or dying gently, who knows? I discuss with the butcher, a nice young woman who asks me if I made beautiful pictures, I told her that I think so, maybe finally .. I stop several times on the way back to Locmalo and Kernascleden with it’s Gothic church flamboyant style chapel nicknamed the “thousand pinnacles chapel”.   A nice day, anyway ..



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