The heritage of Riec-sur-Bélon

Religious architectural heritage
The chapel of Notre-Dame de Trémor (16th century)
The chapel of Trébellec (16th century)
The Saint Léger chapel (19th century)
The chapel of Sainte Marguerite (XIXth century)
The chapel of Saint Gilles (19th century)
Saint-Pierre church (18th and 19th century)

Located on the edge of the Aven in a remarkable wooded site (registered site), it faces the Château du Hénan. This chapel is the place of devotion of sailors.

Until around 1950, a procession left the town, on the day of forgiveness at Pentecost, to join the religious building. The chapel preserves two processional boats, ex-votos.

Its plan is rectangular and has a bedside narrower than the rest of the building. A missing inscription read: "Philibert le Ioaf manufactures ceans / Fit fere ceste vitre / The year 1561".

A flamboyant stained-glass window, located at the apse, is decorated with the coats of arms of Guer and Quélen, testimony of the union of the two families.
It notably contains ancient statues.
Forgiveness takes place on Pentecost Monday

Chapelle Notre Dame de Trémoor
Chapelle Notre Dame de Trémoor

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Chapelle Notre Dame de Trémoor
Chapelle Notre Dame de Trémoor

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Chapelle Notre Dame de Trémoor
Chapelle Notre Dame de Trémoor

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The megalithic heritage

At the place called Penlan, you will discover a Gallic stele 1.30 m high with an octagonal base listed in the supplementary inventory of historical monuments. Nearby, fountain and washhouse. To get there, take the direction of Pont Aven and after about 1 km turn left.

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At a place called Loyan, you will discover a dolmen formed by 4 pillars and a table 2 m in diameter registered in the supplementary inventory of historical monuments. To get there, take the direction of Bannalec, it is about 500 m on the right after the Kérandréo interchange.

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At a place called Kerfary, there is an overturned menhir 6 m high, one of the highest in the region. To get there, take the direction of Quimperlé for 2.5 km then turn left towards Lescoat.

On the road to Quimperlé, about 2 km from the village, on your right, you can see a monadnock called "the Breton hat", cap 80 cm high and 1.95 m in diameter. The stone served as a stopover on the road and would have medical virtues.

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Allée couverte de Kerantiec
Allée couverte de Kerantiec

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Allée couverte de Kerantiec
Allée couverte de Kerantiec

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Allée couverte de Kerantiec
Allée couverte de Kerantiec

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In Kerantiec , there is a covered alley with a butted arch, with a 9.5 m chamber listed in the inventory of historical monuments and which is one of the finest examples existing to date in Finistère. Take the direction of the port of Bélon, after 3 km turn right towards Goulet Riec , it stands in a field at a place called Kerantiec on your right.

Two heads of rams dating from the Gallo-Roman era were discovered in 1978 in a field in the town. An article from the Archaeological Society of Finistère takes stock of this discovery. "After examination, the two heads were recognized as heads of rams belonging to andirons: the oblong shape of the muzzle, the horns curved in a spiral, leaving no doubt about the identity of the animal". These two relics were transported and are now on display in the town's media library.

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Fluted stone stele (H: 198 cm), dating from the Iron Age. Brought to light during works, it stands to the south-east of the religious building on the site of its discovery. Conical in shape, it has vertical grooves and a groove at the base. Its top shows a break.

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