Let me introduce you to Plouharnel!

And again doing this wonderful idea of updating older posts in these difficult times for most if not all. I like to take you a nice post me think about a find and introduce you to Plouharnel! It’s another gem in my beautiful Morbihan!  Ok as usual, have written on this town in previous posts . I pass by it almost every weekend when I am not traveling out of France as it is just south of me in the peninsula of Quiberon just before the isthmus. I like to change this older post into my black and white series, no pictures as an introduction to Plouharnel. See my many posts on the town and pictures and hope you enjoy this introduction as I.

Plouharnel is a town in my beautiful Morbihan Department 56 of my lovely Bretagne. This town is located at the bottom of Quiberon Bay, 3 km from Carnac.   The coastline of the town is part of the largest cordon of dunes of Brittany which stretches from the point of Gâvres to the Fort of Penthièvre on the town of Saint-Pierre-Quiberon.

Notes of history tell us that on July 16, 1795, a battle between Chouans (rebels against the French revolution ) and Republicans ( French Republic revolutionaries) took place west of Plouharnel and South of Carnac, it was named the battle of Plouharnel. There were seven Mills in Plouharnel, including Kerloguen, Kergonan, Pero, Kerfourchelle, Pont-Neuf, Glevenay and the Bego tidal mill; the only surviving today is Glevenay.

On the territory of the town of Plouharnel there are an important set of megalithic monuments from the Neolithic period such as the dolmen in the Chapel of Cosquer; a corridor dolmen at the Chapel of Saint Anthony ;a corridor dolmen in Crucuno the rectangular cromlech of Crucuno, called “quadrilateral of Crucuno” a menhir in the enclosure of Crucuno; a corridor dolmen at Kergavat;   a corridor dolmen at Kerroc’h, three corridor dolmens in Rondossec , a corridor dolmen in Runesto, a menhirs alignment at Sainte-Barbe, a menhirs alignment at Vieux Moulin. Other significant monuments here are the Chapelle Notre-Dame-des-Fleurs, 16C, Chapelle Sainte-Barbe, 16C, Abbaye Saint-Michel de Kergonan and Abbaye Sainte-Anne de Kergonan. (see posts)

As always, we went by car, and stop at nice Plouharnel ,which we have passed by and in city center but this time went to their plage Saint Barbe (Santa Barbara beach) see post. Nice clean beach, althought more suited for surfers and kites folks ,lots of waves; the rest was nice. My co workers do surf here so it is very popular place for them. The Bay of Quiberon tourist office on Plouharnel surfing beacheshttps://www.baiedequiberon.co.uk/surfing-in-plouharnel

We ,also, stop by the old Chapel of Ste Barbe  (Santa Barbara) which has a history of the Chouans rebels that were here camping with Gen Cadoudal back in 1795; they fought the French revolution. As many led you to believe that it was a revolution on the king and period, it was longer than that and not totally wipe out the resistance than until 1832. Before all the combattants were given pardon and titles given back, even some like Gen Cadoudal posthumously given Marshal of France! The Bay of Quiberon tourist office on the chapel : https://www.baiedequiberon.bzh/a-voir-a-faire/culture-et-patrimoine/chapelles-et-eglises/chapelle-sainte-barbe

On the way back , I stop at the dolmen Mané Kerioned on the D768 road between Auray and Plouharnel. The stones here dates from more than 3500 years BC. Its a group of 2 dolmen stones standing side by side facing South, and a third one facing them; the longest one you need to kneeled but it is 10 meters long below the surface. It has several engraving hard to decipher even today, these were burial chambers….impressive!!. The limits are given to Carnac but they are really closer to Plouharnel.

The Bay of Quiberon tourist office on Plouharnel: https://www.baiedequiberon.co.uk/plouharnel

My fav plages tv on the beaches of Plouharnel: https://en.plages.tv/seaside-resorts/plouharnel-56340a

The city of Plouharnel on its heritage: http://www.mairieplouharnel.fr/fr/information/87929/histoire-patrimoine

There you go folks, a nice town to visit with history all around you and nice beach in Plouharnel. You can look the sights in my other posts, and hope you enjoy this introduction.

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

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