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Saint-Aignan

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Morbihan

Village of Morbihan in Brittany, Saint-Aignan is located on the border of Cotes d'Armor. With a remarkable flowering, the town has received numerous awards and has also been labeled Green Station because of the quality of its environment.

The one that used to be called St. Lunan, the name of a Breton saint, is now a popular tourist site, especially because of its many monuments and other buildings classified historical monument.

Jewel of the Brittany village Saint-Aignan attracted tourists and visitors passing through its lush vegetation and impressive greenery making it a haven of peace. Located along the famous artificial lake of Guerlédan and its dam, Saint-Aignan also hosts two natural areas of ecological interest, flora and fauna.

Geographical information

MunicipalitySaint-Aignan
Postcode56480
Tourism labels
Latitude48.1815880 (N 48° 10’ 54”)
Longitude-3.0155920 (W 3° 0’ 56”)
AltitudeFrom 67m to 275m
Surface area27.33 km²
Population605 inhabitants
Density22 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureVannes (43 mi, 1h17)
Insee code56203
IntercommunalityCC Pontivy Communauté
DepartmentMorbihan
RegionBrittany

Nearest cities & towns

Guerlédan3 mi (6 min)
Neulliac4.8 mi (13 min)
Cléguérec5.3 mi (9 min)
Caurel6.2 mi (13 min)
Sainte-Brigitte6.2 mi (14 min)
Saint-Gilles-Vieux-Marché6.8 mi (16 min)
Kergrist6.8 mi (18 min)
Saint-Mayeux7.5 mi (15 min)
Saint-Connec8.1 mi (19 min)
Le Quillio8.9 mi (18 min)
Malguénac9.2 mi (20 min)
Pontivy9.5 mi (21 min)
Saint-Caradec9.8 mi (19 min)
Saint-Gérand9.9 mi (25 min)

Things to see and do

Green resort, the village of Saint-Aignan full of beautiful natural and architectural sites to discover some time to stroll through the streets and the countryside.

Saint-Aignan The church, built in the fifteenth century, is home to four objects inventoried and classified as an historic monument like a Pietà, a tree of Jesse and two altarpieces.

Classified as an historic monument in the early 1970s, the proto camp Castel-Finans recalls the past of the village. The archaeological site of Corboulou or the farm Corboulo are in turn registered historical monument.

Saint-Aignan is a natural paradise, with numerous hiking areas. It is possible to walk along the artificial lake of Guerlédan and its dam, while the natural areas of ecological interest, flora and fauna of the town, forest and Quénécan Blavet offer the possibility to follow different paths hiking.

The city houses an interesting museum of electricity which traces the history of the hydroelectric plant of the municipality. Models, photos, or video retrospectives are scheduled. A large collection of objects related to electricity are also presented, and the free and interactive exhibits are very playful.

Walking through Saint-Aignan, we discover chapels inventoried historical monument, like St. Mark's Chapel and St. Ignatius Chapel of the seventeenth century, or the Holy Tréphine chapel installed in the camp of Castel Finans. The village is also the venue beautiful farms and other houses from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century.

Places of interest

Monuments
Natural sites

Events and festivities

Living the village of Saint-Aignan offers activities throughout the year.

The main cultural event is the Noctambulleries Saint-Aignan festival. On this occasion, in early September, folk music concerts are offered in the town.

In July, a semi nocturnal hiking with storytelling breaks is offered to visitors of all ages to discover the town and the surrounding area.

Regularly, meals are organized in the village to highlight local cuisine and traditions of the region. Pardons of St. Ignatius or Saint-Aignan, at the Church of Saint-Aignan, are offered several times a year.

Weather

Sunday 23 february
Min. 10°C - Max. 13°C
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Monday 24 february
Min. 9°C - Max. 11°C
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Tuesday 25 february
Min. 4°C - Max. 10°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Breton games at Louarnig Park
Entertainment0 € to 5 € Saint-Gonnery (9.6 mi)
Visit to a biscuit, caramel and jam factory
Local flavoursFreeYffiniac (26 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Circuit of paradise at Langoëlan - ​​circuit n ° 33
HikeEasy1h50Langoëlan (10.9 mi)
The Haut Blavet and Faoudel Gorges
Village visitIntermediate7h00Saint-Nicolas-du-Pélem (11.4 mi)
Circuit of the miller at Langoëlan - circuit n ° 32
HikeIntermediate2h40Locmalo (11.6 mi)
Discover the Heritage of Guémené-sur-Scorff
HikeEasy40 minGuémené-sur-Scorff (11.8 mi)
Ploërdut - Crénénan Circuit
HikeIntermediate3h05Guémené-sur-Scorff (11.9 mi)

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