Brocéliande is a mythic forest from the Arthurian legend, usually identified as the forest of Paimpont.
The castle of Trecesson
The castle is located on the road of Paimpont-Campénéac. It is one of the most beautiful castles of Brocéliande.
The white Lady would be a young lady which has been burried alive near the castle of Trecesson, at the bottom of an old oak. A poacher who saw the scene, waited the dawn to save the young girl. Unfortunately, she died instantly.
The golden tree
In September 1990, a fire devastated a part of the forest of Brocéliande in the surrounding of Tréhorenteuc and the "Val sans retour" (= Valley of No Return).
The legend of the Golden tree
The church of Tréhorenteuc
Its oldest parts are dated from the XVIth and XVIIIth century. It's the abbot Gillard who decided to restore the church. He made this building the shrine of the Grail. Indeed, many references to the quest of the Grail are illustrated in the church.
The abbey of Paimpont
At first, the abbey-church of Paimpont was built in 630 by Judicaël (King of Brittany). The present abbey-church was built in the XIIIth century and restored during the XVth century. The abbey is next to a big pond.
The forges of Paimpont
The forges of Paimpont are located betwen Plélan le Grand and Paimpont. They were created in 1673 and were one of the most important in the region. The forge worked until 1894 and you can nowadays visit them.
The abbey of Joie Notre Dame
The abbey has been built by Ste Anne d'Auray in 1920. Nones still live in the abbey. They sell biscuits and chocolat that they make.
The tomb of the Giant
Its name is probably due to its shape and its size.
The tomb of Merlin
The tomb of Merlin is the vestige of a former covered alley dated from the neolithic. It is said that it's at this place that the fairy Viviane locked up Merlin by drawing 9 circles and pronuncing 9 magical words.
L'hotié de Viviane
It is 191m high at the top of the Valley of No Return. It is also called the "druid tomb". It appears as a megalithic building in the shape of a chest.
The Valley of No Return
The Valley was apparently where the fairy Morgane (half-sister of King Arthur) locked up unfaithful men. Only Lancelot du Lac managed to escape. He made free all the knights who were prisoners.
The garden of the monks
This building appears as a group of granite blocks (white and bulky in the East, in pudding stone of Montfort-sur-Meu and smaller in the West) which are in the shape of a trapezium of about 25 m long on 5 to 6 m large.
The legend of the garden of the monks
The fountain of Barenton
The fountain of Barenton is the place where Merlin and Viviane met. Even though she was as cold as marble, she made bubbles by intermittence.
The Chêne à Guillotin
This tree is about 1000 years old. It is 20m high and 9.65m diameter but the most impressive is that it is hollow. Since 2000, it is protected by the ONF (National Forests Office) who made arrangements to protect it: cables, wooden terrace, cage...
Legend of the Chêne à Guillotin.
The fountain of Jouvence
Near the Tomb of Merlin, this small fountain has marvellous powers... It offers an eternal youth to everybody who respects the rules!
The bridge og the secret
The pond of the secret is the place where Lancelot confessed his love for Guenièvre...
Guided tour and stories of the forest of Brocéliande
A guide will make you discover the most remarquable places of the forest. He will also tell you a few legends.
Treffendel park "Métropole circus"
A leisure park and at the same time a circus and an animal park, the park of Treffendel Metropole offers visitors of all ages, a leisure "Nature and discovery" with its exotic animals, its activities linked to the circus arts, in a wooded site of 10 ha.
The gardens of Brocéliande (Bréal-Sous-Montfort)
The floral park offers a friendly walk with the family: playgrounds, animals from the farm to pet...
Secrets of silk museum (Campel)
The silk museum is a place with more than 5.000 insects and butterflies.
The land of Trémelin is a natural site stretching over 220 ha. It is located in the district of Montfort in Iffendic.