La Colonne des Trente

Historic site and monument, Tower in Guillac
Colonne des Trente - Combat des Trente - Guillac - Morbihan - Bretagne© Office de tourisme
  • Situated in a green setting, close to the RN24, stands the Column of the Thirty. It symbolises the "Combat des Trente", an epic battle that took place on 26 March 1351. Thirty Breton knights commanded by Jean De Beaumanoir fought against thirty men from Bamborough. In the course of the bloody encounter, Bramborough and eight of his warriors were killed as well as six men of the Beaumanoir clan. The surviving members of the English line surrender. Beaumanoir and his men are declared the great...
    Situated in a green setting, close to the RN24, stands the Column of the Thirty. It symbolises the "Combat des Trente", an epic battle that took place on 26 March 1351. Thirty Breton knights commanded by Jean De Beaumanoir fought against thirty men from Bamborough. In the course of the bloody encounter, Bramborough and eight of his warriors were killed as well as six men of the Beaumanoir clan. The surviving members of the English line surrender. Beaumanoir and his men are declared the great victors.
    Today, on the battlefield, at a place called "La Pyramide", stands a huge granite obelisk 13 metres high. The "Column of Thirty" is made up of thirty granite stones, each of which represents one of the thirty Breton knights of Beaumanoir.
    A place full of history not to be missed!
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