The Pont du Bonhomme of Kervignan !

And moving right along my adopted region and country, there are always new wonderful things to see, This is the case on my newest road warrior trips to see some fond memorable towns and passing by new ones such as this one, Kervignan, The Bridge of the Good Men or Bonhomme was a nice sight that could not resist my camera and the reason for this post, Hope you enjoy the post as I.

The town of Kervignac is located in my beautiful department of Morbihan 56 , in my lovely region of Bretagne, and in my belle France. It constitutes the Blavet Bellevue Ocean Community, with the towns of Merlevenez, Nostang, Plouhinec and Sainte-Hélène. The town of Kervignac is separated from the town of Lanester by the Blavet estuary, which can be crossed by the Pont du Bonhomme bridge.

The monument I saw on this trip was the Pont du Bonhomme bridge which as said connects the towns of Kervignac and Lanester by crossing the Blavet river on the road D 194, The bridge in the 20C, replaced the ferry which was previously used at the end of the 19C. Between 1903 and 1904, the 237 meter bridge was under construction and the resistance tests having proved conclusive, the bridge was opened to traffic on November 11, 1904. A second 200 meters bridge was then erected. It was opened to the public in 1974. the panoramic view of the Blavet river and its 2 small boat mooring ports of Kervignac and Saint Guénaël in Lanester is a nice view. Also very close to there, the Kerhervy boat cemetery, The Pont du Bonhomme takes its name from a rock in the shape of a man’s head. The statues (the man on the pillar on the Kervignac side and the good woman on the Lanester side) are resin copies of the wooden works of the sculptor Goanvic which are kept in a museum in Hennebont,

Kervignac pont du Bonhomme D194 over Blavet feb23

Kervignac pont du Bonhomme D194 over Blavet end feb23

Other things to see here me think are the Domaine de Kerlivio which park covers the towns of Kervignac and Brandérion. The Dolmen of Tri-Men-de-Castello, near the road RD 765. The Chapel of Our Lady of Clarity in the village of Locadour, 16C ,the Church of Our Lady of Mercy , and the Castle of Locguénolé, 19C,

This town is known for facts related to the Revolt of the bonnet rouge or red caps from September 1675. The Revolt of the Stamped Paper is an anti-tax revolt of the old regime (monarchy) in the west of France, under the reign of king Louis XIV , following an increase in taxes, including that on stamped paper, required for authentic deeds. The town of Kervignac was completely destroyed during WWII during the bombardments of the pocket of Lorient. The church was rebuilt and provided with beautiful modern stained glass windows.

The town of Kervignac on its heritage so the bridge

The local Lorient South Brittany tourist office on Kervignac, pont de bonhomme

There you go folks, a dandy pont du bonhomme in new visited Kervignac on the road D194 to Erdeven, Again, hope you enjoy the post on the new visit town of Kervignac as I

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

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