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La Vallée des Saints

Granite giants on the hilltop
Museum, Sacred art, Interpretation centre, Folk art and traditions at Carnoët
From :  5 Full-fare
  • At the heart of Brittany, dozens of statues of Breton saints have taken up residence on a hillside, whence they appear to be contemplating the landscape. Every year, some new giants are sculpted from the granite, making the landscape even more incredible each time.

  • Not far from Carhaix, famous for its unmissable Vieilles Charrues festival, another large-scale project is underway: the Valley of the Saints. Around 1500 years ago, priests and monks coming from Great Britain landed on the coast of Brittany. Some, like Malo or Brieuc, have left their mark on the region. In the village of Carnoët, sculptors have created giant four-metre high granite statues of saints and placed them on a feudal mound with views stretching out as far as the Monts d'Arrée...
    Not far from Carhaix, famous for its unmissable Vieilles Charrues festival, another large-scale project is underway: the Valley of the Saints. Around 1500 years ago, priests and monks coming from Great Britain landed on the coast of Brittany. Some, like Malo or Brieuc, have left their mark on the region. In the village of Carnoët, sculptors have created giant four-metre high granite statues of saints and placed them on a feudal mound with views stretching out as far as the Monts d'Arrée mountains. Each one has its own particular style: one looks like the Petit Prince, another a North American Indian. In 2015, there were already around fifty statues. Guided tours are organised every day, and in June and September, you can also see the sculptors at work.
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  • From January 1, 2020 until March 15, 2020
  • From May 21, 2020 until December 31, 2020
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