The ramparts of Hennebont !!

I have heard a while back about Hennebont as been a fortified city , so decided to go take a look. The town is only 24 km from my house, and by now we have come here several times. In my new road warrior rides in my beautiful Morbihan, I came back to see the ramparts of Hennebont !! Hope the post will bring you over, worth it me think. Hope you enjoy the post as I.

Hennebont fortified ramparts oct22

I have written many posts on Hennebont over the years, and on seeing the wonderful intact ramparts walls; a must to see, me think. These are new pictures on my latest stop in the town with my boys and Dad.

Hennebont ramparts fortified to Porte Broërec’h oct22

You must see the ramparts, placed at the old fortification of the times of Duke Jean I (13C). Overcoming many wars such as the one of the succession of Brittany and the war of the league in 1590. The towers crown the corners at four cardinal points ,now only 3 remained, Tour St Nicolas (at south side), Tour des Carmes,(north east side), and the fortified porte or door at the east side, built before the 14C.  This last one, known as  Porte Broërec’h, the entry door to the enclosed city is flanked by two twins towers link by a bridge conserving the machinary of the raising bridge. A round walkway is seen on top of the towers whre great views of the city can be seen today.

Hennebont Porte Broërec’h ramparts to river oct22

The Tower Broërec’h house a museum on Breton culture from the Neolithic to WWII, and the history of the town of Hennebont. Open from june 1 to September 30th each year.

Hennebont Porte Broërec’h a museum oct22,

The city of Hennebont on the museum:

The city of Hennebont on its heritage

The local Lorient South Brittany tourist office on the museum:

There you go folks, a dandy town of Hennebont and its wonderful ramparts. A magical place and impressive walls intact, a must to see me think. See my other posts on nice Hennebont.

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

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