Equestrian circuit n°5 - Milizac-Guipronvel

Milizac-Guipronvel Milizac-Guipronvel
  • Type Equestrian
  • Distance 24 Km
  • Walks
Saint Ergat fountain
Milizac church

About us

Come and (re)discover the town of Milizac-Guipronvel, a commune in the Breton countryside with both agricultural and urban accents, close to the metropolis of Brest.

This tour reconnects you with the lush greenery of Milizac-Guipronvel.
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 29.7km, 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 most westerly coastline!

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

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Departure from the parking lot of the Beg Avel restaurant in Milizac-Guipronvel (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

It is located in the cemetery, whose enclosure forms a beautiful architectural ensemble, with its superb bell tower, ossuary, portal and stile, and above all its monumental calvary. The church was renovated in 1992.

It features solid ashlar walls on the outside, with rubble stone lining on the inside, windows with curved lintels and two oculi. The particularity of the windows and the layout of the bull's-eyes, typical of the period, lead some to believe that the present church was built partly in the 18th century.

Church of Saint-Pierre Saint-Paul

The Déolen cove is appreciated for its calm but also for its history.

Metal cables were installed here along the rocky shores of the Déolen cove, once used as submarine telegraph cables for transatlantic communications.

Déolen creek
Portez Beach

The Keréven menhir is made of quartz in a white-orange hue. Measuring 2 metres high, 1.15 metres wide and 1 metre thick, it's a real eye-catcher!

It is the only standing menhir left from a major alignment of 60 menhirs at the beginning of the 20th century.

Menhir de Kereven
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