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Riantec

Eglise Radegonde à Riantec

 

Between legend and history, Riantec lies between the land and sea, hesitating between the calm and the storm. With its 9 km of coastline, Riantec is in the Petite Mer. A rich environment, it is classified as a zone of natural interest in terms of ecology, fauna and flora. Its rich zooplankton makes it a perfect place for shellfish and a resting place for migrating birds. With its back to the countryside, Riantec has preserved its scenic paths. Walkers use them in all seasons. Riantec is 1 406 hectares and has 5 275 inhabitants known as Riantécois.

Must see :

  • The Château de Kerdurand (start of the 18th century). The chateau's gate and fence date from the 19th century and are the work of a Port-Louis blacksmith. The arboretum was created in 1745.
  • Churches: church of Saint-Radegonde (11th century, neo-gothic); chapel of the Trinity (15th century); chapel of la Vraie Croix (4th and 17th century).
  • The Sainte-Radegonde fountain, which used to be covered by the tide twice a day, surprisingly has a freshwater spring when the tide went out.
  • The Moulin à Marée de Stervins was built in 1688 by Sieur Boisanger who bough

 

Experience:

  • Coastal race end of April (course of 6 or 16 km).
  • Salon de la petite mer in August; exhibition of painting and sculpture at the chateau de Kerdurand.
  • Horse show in October in Kerdurand park.
  • Book fair in November.
  • Watercolour show in December.
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