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Guémené-sur-Scorff

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Guémené-sur-Scorff - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Morbihan
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Small town of Morbihan, in the Brittany region, Guémené-sur-Scorff takes place about seventy kilometers from Vannes, in the arrondissement of Pontivy. Born from the dismemberment of the former primitive parish of Plousquen, the capital of the Pays Pourlet is located about forty kilometers from the Atlantic coast, not far from Locmalo, Langoëlan and Le Croisty.

Guémené has existed since the 5th century. There is a feudal mound around 1050, built by Guégant (or Guegant), son of Périou or Piriou (founder of Roche-Périou, in Priziac, and grandson of Benedic, count of Cornouaille) and nephew of Alain Canhiart, count of Cornouaille. Guégant gives its name to the place: Kemenet-Guégant (the stronghold of Guégant), which has become by softening and abbreviation Guémené. Originally, Kemenet-Guégant was only a simple châtellenie dependent on La Roche-Périou, in Priziac, and a back-fief of the county of Porhoët. At the beginning of the 12th century, the property of the Guégant family fell into the hands of the Rohan family. Alain I becomes, around 1120, owner of Guémené.

But the architectural heritage is not the municipality's only asset. Indeed, one cannot evoke Guémené without immediately thinking of its famous andouille and its inexhaustible producers on the artisanal manufacture of this specialty which makes the pride of Guémenois. This famous andouille, recommended by the greatest chefs of French gastronomy, gives rise to a big party every year at the end of August.

Geographical information

MunicipalityGuémené-sur-Scorff
Postcode56160
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Latitude48.0672060 (N 48° 4’ 2”)
Longitude-3.2078940 (W 3° 12’ 28”)
AltitudeFrom 118m to 180m
Surface area1.17 km²
Population1118 inhabitants
Density955 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureVannes (67 km, 1h13)
Insee code56073
IntercommunalityCC Roi Morvan Communauté
DepartmentMorbihan
RegionBrittany

Nearest cities & towns

Locmalo2 km (6 min)
Persquen5.1 km (8 min)
Séglien6.5 km (10 min)
Lignol7.2 km (10 min)
Ploërdut7.6 km (11 min)
Langoëlan7.6 km (13 min)
Saint-Tugdual11.9 km (16 min)
Kernascléden12.1 km (13 min)
Guern12.2 km (14 min)
Lescouët-Gouarec12.3 km (19 min)
Bubry13 km (18 min)
Inguiniel13.3 km (15 min)
Le Croisty13.9 km (16 min)
Melrand14.3 km (19 min)

Things to see and do

In a former car garage rehabilitated into a museum space, we discover with curiosity a medieval oven from the 14th century originally housed inside the castle of Guémené. We familiarize ourselves with the rules of hygiene in the Middle Ages, the canons of beauty of the time and recipes for cosmetic products that remind us that, contrary to popular belief, our ancestors were not dirty!

While strolling in the village, you can also discover the old residences, the wash houses or the remains of the castle: the gatehouse and the bridge which led to the castle, the guard room, the great rampart, the base of the Baumer tower.

Let yourself be seduced by the 16th century Hôtel des Princes, the Sénéchal's house and the former 17th century auditorium, or the so-called Maison du Marchand, a 17th century freestone bourgeois house on which a gargoyle at the start of the gable.

Built in the 19th century, the Notre-Dame-de-la-Fosse church takes place on the remains of a collegiate church founded in the first half of the 16th century. The building has the particularity of not having a bell tower, the latter having collapsed in the middle of the 18th century. Not far away, it is also possible to discover the Psallette or the Notre-Dame-de-la Fosse fountain.

Places of interest

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Events and festivities

A small country market is held every Thursday morning.

Every two years, in May, Guémené-sur-Scorff hosts its carnival. On the program, a parade of flowery and humorous floats, brass bands and music groups.

The first Wednesday of August is dedicated to a formidable garage sale which invades the heart of Guémené for the greatest happiness of bargain hunters.

Every year, at the end of August, the Andouille festival, with pardon and its procession, concerts and shows, the enthronement of the brotherhood of the andouille goustiers and, of course, the traditional meals andouille / mash!

Photos

View of the village of Guémené-sur-Scorff
View of the village of Guémené-sur-Scorff
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Former Audience - Guémené-sur-Scorff
Former Audience - Guémené-sur-Scorff
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View of the ramparts of the old Rohan castle
View of the ramparts of the old Rohan castle
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Ramparts of the ancient castle of Rohan - Guémené-sur-Scorff
Ramparts of the ancient castle of Rohan - Guémené-sur-Scorff
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15th century house - Guémené-sur-Scorff
15th century house - Guémené-sur-Scorff
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Baths of the Queen - Guémené-sur-Scorff
Baths of the Queen - Guémené-sur-Scorff
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Isolated bell tower of Guémené-sur-Scorff church
Isolated bell tower of Guémené-sur-Scorff church
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Old Girls College - Guémené-sur-Scorff
Old Girls College - Guémené-sur-Scorff
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Guémené-sur-Scorff, panoramic view
Guémené-sur-Scorff, panoramic view
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Old Boys College - Guémené-sur-Scorff
Old Boys College - Guémené-sur-Scorff
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Old Girls College - Guémené-sur-Scorff
Old Girls College - Guémené-sur-Scorff
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Bell tower of Guémené-sur-Scorff
Bell tower of Guémené-sur-Scorff
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Facade of the old stagecoach relay - Guémené-sur-Scorff
Facade of the old stagecoach relay - Guémené-sur-Scorff
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Weather

Thursday 25 february
Min. 5°C - Max. 11°C
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Friday 26 february
Min. 3°C - Max. 12°C
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Saturday 27 february
Min. 0°C - Max. 11°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure Park Pourleth Locmalo: acrobatic forest for high sensation (monkey bridge, swings, zip lines including a 5 to 80 m), hiking quad on a stretch of 70 acres of woods, sunken lanes, passages aquatic slaloms.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Loisirs en Gare escape game
Entertainment60 € to 75 € Guiscriff (33 km)
Tasting at a Breton biscuit factory
Local flavoursBelz (44 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Ploërdut - Crénénan Circuit
HikeIntermediate3h15Guémené-sur-Scorff
Circuit of the miller at Langoëlan - circuit n ° 32
HikeIntermediate2h40Locmalo (870 m)
Circuit of paradise at Langoëlan - ​​circuit n ° 33
HikeEasy1h50Langoëlan (6.4 km)
The Sources of the AER at Ploërdut - ​​circuit n ° 18
HikeIntermediate4h45Ploërdut (11.5 km)
Circuit of Saint Guen to Saint Tugdual - circuit n ° 25
HikeEasy3h35Saint-Tugdual (12.6 km)

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