Comical carved decorations
In the 15th century, the town became one of Brittany’s nine baronies and was closed off with fortifications, some of which remain. In the Place du Bouffay, as you sit comfortably on a café terrace, you only have to look up to see relics of a history marked by the Crusades and a flourishing trade. Alongside majestic, carved granite mansions, amazing half-timbered houses are decorated with odd figures from Medieval folklore: ‘The Spinning Sow’, the Hare playing the bagpipes, the pelican. On the other side of the square, the remarkable Church of Saint-Gilles (11th-16th century) is well worth a visit. Some exceptional paintings were recently discovered in its vaults.