Landerneau Art and historical town in Brittany
Landerneau Art and historical town in Brittany.
Landerneau is a place that I really appreciate when I’m completely in the west of Brittany, the “World’s End“. The city of Landerneau is a member of the union of the cities of Art and History and historical towns in Bretagne (Brittany).
Walking along the Elorn and discover the town of Landerneau with its inhabited bridge. The towpath is ideal for quiet walks. The river can also be discovered aboard a tall ship.
The inhabited Rohan bridge is the jewel. At the corner of every street, rich history is inscribed in stone. Rohan bridge is an inhabited bridge at Landerneau in Finistere and to cross the Elorn.
Existing since 1336, it was rebuilt in 1510 by Jean II of Rohan and originally contains two shops, a mill and one prison. Consolidated in the nineteenth century because of insufficient funds to fully renovate the building of a second bridge over the Elorn in 1958 can relieve the road traffic.
Rohan bridge is one of 45 European built bridges, it also undergoes the tide. Rohan Bridge celebrated its 500 years in 2010. it is one of the few living bridges of France.
A heritage interpretation trail, also called the outdoor museum, allows everyone, at their own pace, discover the city take the time to walk the streets of the city. Thirty two panels affixed to the remarkable buildings will introduce you to the architecture and history of Landerneau.
The moon, symbol of the city since the seventeenth century, appeared the coat of arms when the lord of Rohan had to replace the sun until he sported not annoy Louis XIV.
Since it is found broken down on houses, in pastries and even down to the name of the festival that animates the city in early July: Kann al Loar, the “song of the moon.”
The houses are remarkable for the quality of the stone used. The facades employ the blonde Logonna stone that gives the heart of the city this aspect so bright. The granite, schist and Kersanton mingle Logonna stone to give a mottled effect device.
A walk in the city center of Landerneau is equivalent to a true moment. The towpath is ideal for quiet walks. The river can also be discovered aboard a tall ship.