Breton commune installed in the department of Morbihan, Sérent takes place at about thirty kilometers of Vannes, and seventy kilometers west of Rennes.
Very old, the city of more than 3,000 inhabitants has unveiled traces of human occupation since the Iron Age, before truly developing at the end of the 9th century. It was at the end of the 18th century that the city of Sérent became famous in history. High place of the chouannerie, it was indeed the scene of numerous massacres and other particularly violent battles. At that time, it owes its prosperity to the slate quarries that made its reputation until the end of the First World War.
A more tourist oriented, the town of Sérent has an interesting architectural heritage that will delight fans of old stones and history.
Listed as an historic monument, the Saint-Pierre church was built between the 15th and the 16th century. It reveals very beautiful stained glass windows illustrating the patrons of the various chapels, as well as a false gargoyle representing a kneeling washer with his dog.
Rich in an important religious heritage, the town of Sérent also hosts several chapels of great interest. Built in the 16th century, the chapel Sainte-Suzanne presents a beautiful flamboyant Gothic choir, as well as an exhibition of priestly vestments of the parish.
The chapel Saint-Jacques, of the XVIIe century, is a building in granite having a enclosure. Inside, one can admire a 16th century statue of Christ in wood, as well as a statue of St. James in pilgrim habit of the seventeenth century.
Granite monument of the second half of the sixteenth century, the chapel Saint-Symphorien unveils a 16th century statue of Saint Symphorien polychrome wood, a wooden common table of the seventeenth century, and a Virgin and Child of the sixteenth century.
Do not miss the 17th-century Saint-Barnabé Chapel, a schist and granite building with a 18th century statue of Saint Louis in polychrome wood, a painting of the life of Saint Barnabas in the 17th century, and a statue of Saint Agathe and a wooden chest of the eighteenth century.
Partially coated, the San Sebastian chapel is a 17th century building made of shale and granite. The only chapel in the town composed of two vessels, it houses a statue of St. Sebastian of the eighteenth century, a statue of St. Roux of the seventeenth century, and a statue of St. Fiacre applique of the sixteenth century. Two paratroopers killed during a German patrol during the Second World War are buried in the nearby cemetery.
It also in shale and granite, the chapel of Our Lady of All Help dates from the seventeenth century. Visiting it, you will discover an 18th century sacristy cupboard, an applique statue of the Virgin and Child from the 16th century, as well as a statue of Saint Guérin from the 17th century and a statue of Saint Anne from the 16th century..
Several manors and castles, private properties, can be admired in the town like the 18th century manor Tromeur, the manor of the Villegros and its chapel of the seventeenth century, the castle of the seventeenth century Hall, the manor of Bohurel rebuilt in the second half of the twentieth century, the castle of La Houletière, the castle of the River, or the castle Rohean of the fifteenth century.
An important monument was erected in 1947 to commemorate the maquis and resistance fighters of the Second World War. It stands near a drop parachute approved since 1943 and saw the killing of two paratroopers during a German round in the area. A commemorative and religious ceremony is held every year in June. A cross of paratroopers was also erected in memory of these two men.
The market is held every Wednesday and Sunday morning. A Christmas market is also proposed in December.
In March, place at the festival Oust to Books with his dedications, his meetings and his many authors. The event takes place every two years, even years.
Painting enthusiasts, children or adults, can register for the Couleurs de Bretagne contest in April. For the occasion, the city offers a friendly day of painting and sketching to highlight the heritage and landscapes of the region.
Every year in June, a commemorative and religious ceremony is organized at the Maquis monument.
From late June to early August, the Musical Terraces are an opportunity to attend free concerts, entertainment for young and old, as well as musical aperitifs.
Fireworks and a popular dance are offered in July on the occasion of the National Day.
Every third weekend of September, art invades the chapels at the time of the European Heritage Days. For the occasion, the various chapels of the town host several art exhibitions.