Stronghold of the Rohan-Guéméné, one of the biggest families in France
This medieval town nestled in the dales formed by the Scorff grew around its castle mound. It quickly became very prosperous and hosted large fairs that attracted a lot of people. As you wander amidst the half-timbered houses, the surprising little streets, the Maison du Sénéchal, the leper house and the terraced gardens, you’ll find traces of this medieval past. Among the imposing remains marked with the stamp of the Rohan-Guéméné family, one of the most prestigious families in France, you can visit the guard room, the spiral staircase of Tour Prison, the gatehouse and the astonishing “Queen’s Baths”, a private heat chamber inherited from Roman hypocausts and Turkish baths.
A tasty invitation
Guémené is known for the wealth of its architecture and is also a gastronomical hotspot. Here, you can taste the famous andouiille, crêpes drizzled with cider, and the famous potato crackers, a speciality of the region. Charming pubs are ideal for a drink or food in a warm atmosphere where there is often music too.