And I give you Treffléan !

The town of Treffléan is located in my beautiful department of Morbihan 56, and in my lovely region of Bretagne. The road N166 towards Rennes then D775 towards Questembert and finally D116 towards Treffléan, 7 km from Elven and 12 from Vannes. With a territory of 1,800 ha, bordering the towns of Theix-Noyalo, Sulniac, Elven, Saint-Nolff and Vannes. This is one I passed so many times lost count near my old job, but this is the first time I entered its city center/downtown!  Hope you enjoy Treffléan as I.

A bit of history I like

Treffléan is believed to be an ancient truce of Sulniac and dedicated to Saint Leo. Some historians maintain that Treffléan is a dismemberment of the original parish of Theix and not of Sulniac , On February 13, 1791, during the French revolution, peasants from the parishes to the east of Vannes head for this town to free their bishop. The regrouping of the rebels takes place at Kerboulard. The revolutionaries stop them at Liziec, on the road to Rennes. In Morbihan, only 48 priests out of 454 took the oath to the civil constitution of the clergy. 25 priests were guillotined, others exiled.

One nice thing to see here and we did is the Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel ,aka Notre-Dame-de-Cran Chapel or Templar Chapel, It is in the hamlet of Cran off D104. They are the Knights of the Temple and the Hospital which in 1182 would have built the Notre-Dame de Bon Secours Chapel. From 1319 it was the object of very active pilgrimages following numerous miracles. In the 16C the building was rebuilt on its Roman foundations. The mansion erected at the end of the 17C, behind the chapel, replaces an older building, the Commandery of the Templars or a fortified farm. The fountain dating from 1740 rises in a vast paved enclosure, surrounded by a low granite wall.

Tréfflean chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours back front Cran aug22

Tréfflean chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours altar Cran aug22

Tréfflean chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel Christ on Cross Cran aug22

Tréfflean chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours frescoes wall right Cran aug22

The Saint-Léon Church (16C), restored in 1840 and in neo-Romanesque style ,except for the choir. This one is in city center/downtown. The tower, the sacristy, the porch and a reliquary. From this church dating from 1575, only the tower and the staircase are preserved in the current church. The statues of Saint Apolline, the Virgin of the Assumption, etc, and her chalice come from the Chapel of Bizole which had been donated by Tanguy Le Sénéchal, Sieur de Tréduday. The pulpit dates from 1895. The church also houses a polychrome wooden statue of Saint Leon and a granite font placed on a column-shaped base. Following a fire during the night of October 30 to 31, 1912, the church was almost entirely rebuilt in 1912-1913 with the bell tower dating from 1992.

Tréfflean ch Saint Léon side aug22

Tréfflean ch Saint Léon altar aug22

Tréfflean ch Saint Léon chapel Virgin ND aug22

Tréfflean ch Saint Léon chapel baptismal font aug22

Other nice thing to see here is the Calvary of Bizole is located at the entrance of the Saint-Jean-Baptiste Chapel (17C), at a place called Bizole. In the village of Bizole is the Saint-Jean-Baptiste Chapel. The chapel built from 1622 to 1686 in the Renaissance style houses a statue of Saint Juliet invoked for children who are slow to walk. It is an old sanctuary built, it seems, in the 12C by the Templars and Hospitallers, and remodeled in the 17C. Along with the church and the calvary, the Sainte-Juliette fountain completes the classic trilogy in Brittany. It is a small monument dating from 1666.

One interesting spot we saw passing is the Etang du Delan or ponds a body of water equipped for fishing and family relaxation. You can practice trout fishing there, making unlimited catches, or fish for carp, tench, bream and roach… You need to throw the fish back not to be taken out. On site, you can take advantage of the services of a bar and fast food. Games are also installed for the youngest, with in particular a game of big skittles.

Tréfflean etang du Delan near D116 aug22

The town of Treffléan on the chapels

The town of Treffléan on the Church Saint Léon

The Gulf of Morbihan tourist office on Treffléan :

There you go folks, another dandy in my beautiful Morbihan. New places visited and pleasant for half a day in Treffléan, an inland side of the Gulf of Morbihan. Again, hope you enjoy it as I.

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

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