"The thrill of stumbling across a Breton pardon" Lohuec by CatherineReichardt

Lohuec Travel Guide: 4 reviews and 5 photos

I probably wouldn't have considered writing a page on the tiny hamlet of Lohuec, deep in the wooded interior of Brittany had we not come across a bonfire blazing at the side of the road, which seemed particularly odd since the weather was changeable showery. It was the first Sunday in July and we realised that we had been lucky enough to stumble across a Breton pardon ceremony

Lohuec is located on the winding D42 road about 10km south of the tiny town of Guerlesquin in the Côtes-d'Armor, close to the Forest of Beffou. It takes its name from a combination of the Breton word 'lok' (meaning sacred place) and the local saint Judec (or Judoce), who has also given his name to a spring and a church int he area.

Subsequent research has indicated that the village is also home to the Kernescop covered walkway ('allée couverte?), which is a remnant of a Neolithic settlement. This sounds pretty interesting to me, so if you feel similarly and would like to find out more on this, then follow this link.

  • Last visit to Lohuec: Jun 2012
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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