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Broceliande, remarkable sites and very special trees

What makes Brocéliande so special? It must be a combination of the beauty of its natural setting, the magic of the Arthurian legends, and the Tree, that quintessential symbol of Celtic tradition. All along Brocéliande’s paths are amazing sites where these elements fuse together. Discover them in the company of a guide or storyteller!

WHERE DREAMS MEET REALITY

What makes Brocéliande so special? It must be a combination of the beauty of its natural setting, the magic of the Arthurian legends, and the Tree, that quintessential symbol of Celtic tradition. All along Brocéliande’s paths are amazing sites where these elements fuse together. Discover them in the company of a guide or storyteller!

ON THE MAP OF LEGENDS

These heathlands and forests are the domain of Merlin and his disciples. Beneath the trees, the rocks tell the epic tale of the heroes who are waiting for us, just on the other side of the mirror.The fountain of Barenton sings of the love between the famous seer and his Vivienne. Climbing higher, at an altitude of 191 metres, the Fairy’s Dwelling (l’Hôtié de la Fée) is the refuge place of the conjuress, and provides a superb panoramic view over the surrounding area. The Enchanter himself is trapped for eternity inMerlin’s Tomb, the remains of an ancient burial chamber. And the Valley of No Return (Val sans retour), its natural surroundings untouched by time, reminds us of the faithless lovers who were imprisoned by Morgana between the valley’s steep sides of red shale…

SUPER-NATURAL STROLLS

Round every twist in the path, history and legend are lying in wait to add a touch of magic to your short strolls or longer walks. Whilst the fountains and lakes are mostly very easily accessible, you have to walk through the forest for a certain distance to reach some of the other sites. The route sometimes has to be kept secret, becausepart of it is private and in certain places you must follow the waymarked paths. As your guide leads you on, the mystery starts to unfold around you.


 

ROOTS AND ELVES

Bridging sky and earth are some amazing trees, which will feature in your discovery of Brocéliande. Protected by Brittany’s little elves or ‘korrigans’, glorified by the Druids, you’ll come across them as you explore further. The great patriarch of them all, theGuillotine Oak (Chêne à Guillotin), is said to be 1,000 years old! The more modest Hindrés Oak (Chêne des Hindrés) has strong branches growing from the top of its very straight trunk. Ponthus’ Beech (Hêtre de Ponthus) rises over the ruins of a castle built by one of the knights of the Round Table. There are other trees that sometimes come right up to visitors, springing out of a wall of pine trees or a thicket of holly bushes. Keep your eyes peeled! 

 

CONTACT

 

OFFICE DE TOURISME DE BROCÉLIANDE

Place du Roi Judicaël 
35380 PAIMPONT
+33(0)2.99.07.84.23
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www.tourisme-broceliande.bzh

OFFICE DE TOURISME DU PAYS DE MAURON EN BROCÉLIANDE
1 place Abbé Gillard
56430 TREHORENTEUC
+33(0)2.97.93.05.12
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www.valsansretour.com

Texte : Annick André

 

 

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