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Locronan might have been the backdrop for many a film, but it is not just for the stars of the big screen!

The Town of Weavers

Initially named Saint-Ronan, after the hermit founder of the town in the 6th century, Locronan reached its peak thanks to the sailcloth industry. This medieval town built of a bluish granite stone boasts several beautiful buildings that have been magnificently preserved though the centuries. Take your time to stroll through the streets and you’ll soon see why so many film crews have found their inspiration here.

The town also has a wealth of individual boutiques and craft workshops as well as a good selection of places to find refreshments, from bars and restaurants to traditional crêperies.

The Névet Woods in the neighbouring village of Plogonnec, a stone’s throw from Locronan, is a great spot for country paths (including wheelchair-accessible routes) and for escaping to tranquillity!

The famous “Grande Troménie” (next one in 2019)

Every six years in July, Locronan is the site of a unique religious ceremony that is open to everyone: the Grande Tromenie. This is a procession following a 12-kilometre route that includes 12 stages known as ‘huttes’ and is said to follow the route that Saint-Ronan walked every day. In the intervening years, there is La Petite Troménie (a shorter procession) and this takes place on the second Sunday of July every year that there is no Grande Troménie.

Vidéo of Quimper, Locronan and the surrounding area

In this video, Élodie Poiraud - a specialist Guide who is passionate about history - shares her own insights into Quimper. This cathedral city of Art and History is a jewel on the banks of the River Odet, hailed as the prettiest river in France. There’s the area of Creac'h Gwen that is a delight for walkers and sporty types (jogging, archery, climbing, tennis, kayaking and dinghy sailing), the heart of the city itself with the magnificent twin-spired Saint-Corentin Cathedral, the quarters of Locmaria that is home to the iconic hand-painted Henriot Faïence pottery and Pascal Jaouen embroidery and of course the beautiful architecture of Château de Lanniron, Plomelin as well as Locronan itself, which regularly welcomes film crews to its cobbled streets...


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