The stuff of legend
Saint Winwaloe (Guénolé in French) was so charmed by this unique site, hollowed out by the River Ellé, that he decided to make his home among this chaotic mass of evocatively-shaped boulders, to found his hermitage. Some rock formations could be an original-looking table, bowl or pulpit. Comfort and water aplenty! But there was one problem: the Devil had already claimed the site as his own. What followed was an epic battle which saw Satan retreat to the other side of the Ellé. After this battle, Saint Winwaloe needed a bridge to preach the good news. To build it, he made a deal with the Devil. The first living soul to cross the bridge would be sent to the underworld with the Devil. But Saint Winwaloe sent a squirrel across the bridge… In his anger, the Devil plunged into the Ellé, leaving an unfathomable chasm behind. As you hop across the boulders covered with moss, following the current down the track that winds along the riverbank, perhaps you’ll be lucky enough to stumble upon this abyss where, so it is believed, there is hidden treasure.