1. Treasure made of stone in a natural setting
Le Faouët (Morbihan)
40 km from Lorient, some architectural wonders are nestled amidst the lush landscape. The first surprising thing about Le Faouët is its 16th-century indoor market. Just 1 km from there, enter the flamboyant Saint-Fiacre chapel, home to the most beautiful and oldest rood screen in Brittany. Be careful not to miss another well-hidden gem: Sainte-Barbe chapel. It gradually comes into view, as if rising up out of nowhere, and has dominated the Ellé valley for six centuries. Take the majestic staircase to the fountain and wander through the paths, soaking up the tranquillity and mystery.
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