Sites & cities that bear the name of Landévennec


Today in : France
First trace of activity : ca. 5th century C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : Landevennoch, Landeguennoch, Landevenneg

Description : Landévennec (Breton: Landevenneg) is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France. Landévennec became a center of exchange and communication by the importance of its abbey. In fact the stronghold abbot of Landévennec, which included the territory of Landévennec, Argol, Trégarvan and part of Telgruc, dated back not to the King Gradlon , like the monks of the xi th century wrote in their charters apocryphal , but the founder of the he abbey, Saint Guénolé , who had formed it from the earliest days of Breton emigration (5th-6th centuries) by appropriating the soil through clearing and cultivation 12 . According to a testimony of the Viscount of Avranches dating from 1296, Saint-Grimolin-des-Bois (name he gives to Landévennec) is a city which has “a lot of wealth which is held by the abbot of this place” 13 . The activity from fairs and markets and the various religious events linked to the monastery brought many visitors. Landévennec used various means of communication by sea. All the ferries made it possible to cross the Aulne. The Poulben passage was served by two barges. On market days, a large barge was used to transport about twenty horses, on other days, a smaller one, for the usual passages of inhabitants and a few horses. They were going to Argol and Faou .

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