Equestrian circuit n°4 - Lanrivoaré - Tréouergat

Saint-Renan Saint-Renan
  • Type Equestrian
  • Distance 27.3 Km
  • Walks
Lake Saint-Renan
Saint Ergat fountain

About us

On this equestrian tour, you'll discover Lanrivoaré, a small town in the Léon region of Brittany, with its stonework and greenery, Tréouergat, a small rural town with a peaceful charm that unfolds its assets in the shadow of its monumental church, and Saint-Renan, the capital of the Pays d'Iroise, a town that has developed harmoniously, combining progress with the preservation of its rich, historic heritage.

Along the way, you'll discover the unspoilt nature of these villages.

Put your foot in the stirrup and soar over the Iroise for an epic ride.

6 equestrian circuits in the Pays d'Iroise, ranging from 11.3 to 27.3 km, are maintained and signposted by the Pays d'Iroise Communauté's technical services to guarantee a quality network.

All our routes are signposted with the route number and a horseshoe.

Marvel at the westernmost coastline!

See the bottom of the page for all the activities and restaurants in the area.

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Saint-Renan municipal campsite parking lot (29290)

Located at the bottom of the Traon Bouzar, the Vallon Sourd, the Saint-Ergat fountain is a natural spring that has always been frequented by hundreds of pilgrims suffering from rheumatism. The three columns, reused Gallic stelae, bear witness to an ancient cult at this site, later linked to Sant Ergad when he became the patron saint of the Tréouergat parish.

The story goes that when the fountain was not decorated with any stonework, a woman from Loukournan (Saint Renan) suffering from rheumatism recommended herself to sant Ergad and entrusted a relative with a mission: to go to the fountain, empty and clean it. As soon as her emissary set to work, she felt a slight improvement, which was soon confirmed. Similarly, a young boy from Tréouergat suffering from "languor" was miraculously cured, and his grateful parents had a cross erected near the fountain.

Last but not least, we all know the legend of the Lords of Peñc'her, on whose land the fountain once stood. Tired of seeing the pilgrims parade past, they decided to fill in the fountain. Almost immediately, one of the family members fell ill, followed by several others. They promised to restore the site and honor it with a carved stone representing their coat of arms as a sign of repentance. This they did, obtaining an immediate collective healing.

Based on the legend collected and presented by Mikael Madeg, Légendes du Canton de Ploudalmézeau, Editions Embann Kêredol, 2009

Saint-Ergat fountain

The Costouarné cross (16th c.) is 3.50 m high, with a cubic base and a flared shaft.

The ruins of a chapel and the hermitage known as Saint-Hervé still stand on the cross.

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