History and Heritage

The druids in Brittany, land of myths and legends

Fascination with death is a major trend in Breton culture, dating back to a civilisation before the Gauls. For thousands of years, a sinister marsh has been considered the entrance to the underworld in the centre of the peninsula. The gloomy character of these places and the habit of building graves certainly contributed to the […]

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Published on: 4 January 2023  -  Filed under: Blog EN, History and Heritage

The land of standing stones “Men Zao”

In the 18th century, the territory of Névez experienced an unprecedented demographic boom. The local population’s need for food was increasing and farmers were struggling to speed up their production because of the presence of huge granite blocks in the middle of their fields. They tried to get the help of the stone cutters to […]

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Published on: 5 November 2022  -  Filed under: Blog EN, History and Heritage, To be discovered

The megalithic sites of Carnac

These stones are a group of megalithic sites around the village of Carnac. They were erected by the pre-Celtic peoples of Brittany and would have served a variety of functions, including burial places, temples and alignments related to astronomical events. The collection was built from the late Neolithic to the early Iron Age, around 4000 […]

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Published on: 3 November 2022  -  Filed under: Blog EN, History and Heritage, To be discovered

KERBELEG: The Book

You will find in your room a book by Jean-Paul Piriou on the history of Kerbeleg through the centuries. (excerpt)… “THE MANOIRS : From the Middle Ages onwards, Brittany was covered with noble houses, the manors. Less fortified than castles, these solid buildings were also the centre of agricultural estates of varying sizes. Even today, […]

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Published on: 24 August 2022  -  Filed under: Blog EN, History and Heritage

Kerbeleg : The history of our farmhouse

Kerbeleg (pronounced kerbélèk) This name dates from the beginning of the 20th century and refers to the house or village (kêr) of the priest (beleg) From the end of the 15th century to the present day Kerbeleg is a family house that has been in the family since 1962, when Fabien’s grandfather bought it. In […]

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Published on: 23 July 2022  -  Filed under: Blog EN, History and Heritage

Suggested route for your day around Kerbeleg…

Here are some direct links to guide you to some beautiful places to discover around Kerbeleg, in the direction of Concarneau, but by the side roads: Pont-Aven A riverside walk and once a place of inspiration for painters, this timeless site reveals a magnificent, peaceful and poetic path. Leave your car at the port to […]

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Published on: 1 July 2022  -  Filed under: Bicycle, Blog EN, History and Heritage, To be discovered

The “lean-to oven”

We have renamed it “La Maison à Pain”. A simpler, more authentic summary of its past functions. While isolated ovens or ‘slope ovens’ were built away from the farm or ‘communal’ ovens in the centre of villages for shared use, the ‘oven houses’ were more often for the use of a single house or group […]

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Published on: 2 March 2022  -  Filed under: Blog EN, History and Heritage