Hiking trail #11 - The Saint-Sébastien chapel

Locmaria-Plouzané Locmaria-Plouzané
  • Type Pedestrian
  • Distance 11 Km
  • Duration 2h45
  • Difficulty Medium
  • Walks
Saint Sebastian Chapel
Saint Sébastien chapel lane
fountain ti izella
Manoir de Kerscao
Kerscao chapel

About us

Lined with crosses, this walk is a great way to get out into the fresh air and discover a rich architectural heritage.

With the circuits published by "Iroise Bretagne", choose quality hiking with official circuits marked and maintained by the Fédération Française de Randonnée du Finistère and Pays d'Iroise Communauté.

Along the way, you'll discover an ancient fountain, the Saint-Sébastien chapel, the Goulven manor house, crosses, the Kerscao site and the town of Locmaria-Plouzané.


At the Iroise Bretagne Tourist Office, you'll find hard-copy hiking maps and topoguides published by the Fédération Française de Randonnée du Finistère.

At the bottom of the page, you can see all the activities and restaurants in the area.

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Its current appearance dates back only to the mid-twentieth century. The grey granite wall has been raised to include the remains, in kersanton, of a cross dating from 1617 (probably the previous calvary destroyed during the Revolution). The Virgin and Child in the niche, with a Crucifix on the reverse, is a remnant of another cross.

According to tradition, Saint Sané, the founder of the parish, made the water gush out and consecrated it to Notre Dame de Lanvénec. In the past, to heal a sick child, a poor man would clean the basin, then immerse a shirt in the renewed water, which the child would then dry and put on.

©Association Patrimoine Locmaria

Ti Izella fountain

This chapel commemorates the plague epidemic that affected the whole of the Léon region from 1639 to 1652, and claimed 53 victims in Locmaria in 1640.
On this site, called park introun varia, i.e. the field of Our Lady, the sick were sometimes quarantined and all buried as a precautionary measure, on the initiative of parish priest Jean Touronce.
The parish first built an oratory dedicated to St. Sebastian, venerated by a pardon as early as 1645, then a full-fledged chapel in 1785. Sold during the Revolution (1796), it was recovered by the parish in 1830.

Saint-Sébastien chapel

A hundred years ago, the Locmaria-Plouzané commune still possessed a veritable treasure trove: two exceptional alignments of brilliant quartz blocks almost in line with each other. This superb set of albino menhirs, more than 300 m long, included some sixty stones that shone brightly in the sunlight.
Successive dismantling operations, particularly during the last land consolidation, took their toll on what could have made Locmaria-Plouzané the Carnac of the Pays d'Iroise.

Iroise Heritage

Menhir de Kereven

This recent manor house, dating from the second half of the 19th century, was built on an ancient Gallo-Roman site, close to the Roman road leading to Saint-Mathieu.

Moguérou Manor

The listed Kerscao manor house, fortified in the 15th and 16th centuries, features Trégana granite walls and Kersanton stone doors and windows.
Nearby, you'll find a recently restored dovecote and chapel.

Kerscao site
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