Mûr de Bretagne!

So here I am on my nostalgic run on a nice sunny Sunday at home. This is part of my  road warrior trips in my lovely Bretagne going everywhere.. Well sometimes just going as so much to see. While going north on the D768 from home direction Pontivy hook up with the D767 there and continue on it right straight to the city/town hall of Mûr de Bretagne! I was just passing visiting friends up the road at Le Haut Corlay, (see post).

However, I have stopped here and took a quick look on a quant little town of my Bretagne that I like to tell you a bit more on it just for the memories and my blog ok. Hope you enjoy it.

Mûr-de-Bretagne is a former town in the Côtes-d’Armor department 22, in the region of Bretagne. This town merged on January 1, 2017 with the town of Saint-Guen to become the town of Guerlédan. The former Mûr-de-Bretagne is a small enclave with shops, located east of Lake Guerlédan. The central road axis RN 164 passes north of the village. Mûr-de-Bretagne comes from the Breton “muriou” or wall and owes, it seems, its origin to a Roman station that was on the way from Rennes to Carhaix. From the arrival of the Bretons in Armorica (from the British isles, current Bretagne), Mûr is part of the county of Cornouailles. It was in 1280 that we find the first mention of Mûr-de-Bretagne.

Things to see here are the Sainte-Suzanne Chapel (see post we stopped here), approved a renovation of “the Breton Sistine chapel”, thus nicknamed by the quality of the exceptional character of its painted vault, represents a work of   970K€, including the renovation of the roof, the frame , painted vault, and consolidation of the walls. I don’t expect work to start before 2022.

Other things to see and not stopped here are the Church of St. Pierre built from 1873 to 1881 , on the pulpit, the carved panels represent the seven deadly sins. The Saint-Jean Chapel   1762-1803). The Chapel of Notre-Dame de Pitié or du Pénity 1729. The Roche-Guézennec castle 17C, former seat of the Roche-Guéhennec lordship. The Château Le Cerf 19C, property of the Le Cerf family, andtoday belongs to the town of Mûr-de-Bretagne (Guerlédan).

Still others to see are the allée couverte de Coêt-Correc, Castle of La Roche-Guéhennec, the barrage and Lac de Guerlédan, the biggest lake in Bretagne. We have been but passing and no photos. More on the biggest lake(artificial) in Bretagne here: Lake of Guerlédan practical info

The leisure activities park or Base de Plein Air et de Loisirs de Guerlédan with more on the leisure activities around the above lake here: Leisure activities park near lake Guerlédan

The hilly town is a favorite of the Tour de France (last in 2018), impressive even with a car. Altitude is 293 meters with 2,2 km long however with a drop in elevation of 144 meters and going from an average of 6,55% to a maximum of 15% steep!

Mur de Bretagne approaching town feb20

The new city of Guerlédan on the Mûr de Bretagne in French: City of Guerlédan on history of Mûr de Bretagne

And there you go folks another road warrior trip by yours truly, I go anywhere roads of any types , you give me a space/hole and I go in with my car; best way to see anywhere point A to B. Then, of course as mentioned do some walking ,is even good for you lol! Hope you enjoy the brief introduction to what is was and still call Mûr de Bretagne or the wall of Brittany!

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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