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A day in the Middle Ages in Locronan, one of the “Most beautiful villages in France

Locronan is a historic and picturesque village in Finistère, Brittany, which offers a glimpse of the culture and architecture of the region. It has been classified as one of the “Most Beautiful Villages in France”. The village has a rich history linked to wool and dyeing, which made Locronan an important textile production centre in the 15th century.

The architecture of the village is characteristic of the Romanesque style, with stone houses, cobbled streets and fountains. The 15th century church of St Ronan is a notable example of religious architecture.

In addition to its rich architectural heritage, Locronan is also famous for its festivals and celebrations. Each year, the town celebrates the feast of Saint-Ronan, in honour of its patron saint, with processions, traditional dances and fireworks.

Locronan has also been used as the setting for over thirty films and TV movies, which has earned it a certain international reputation. Filmmakers have been fascinated by the picturesque charm of the village and its preserved architecture. “Roman Polanski’s “Tess” (1979), Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s “Un long dimanche de fiançailles” (2004), Philippe de Broca’s “Chouans!”

Published on: 31 January 2023  -  Filed under: To be discovered