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Sainte-Anne d'Auray to Brec'h - On the trail of the Way of Saint James
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Sainte-Anne d'Auray to Brec'h - On the trail of the Way of Saint James

10 Place Nicolazic
56400 Sainte-Anne-d'Auray
Duration: 4 hours.
Distance: 15.6 km
Level of difficulty: Medium
All year round

Follow in the footsteps of the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela from Sainte-Anne d'Auray, linking Brec'h via the village of Saint-Dégan and the Moulin d'Estaing.

Departure: eastbound from the town hall towards Mériadec.

1) After 100 m on the right, take the chemin du Boterff, at the end of this path, turn left. When you reach Rue Lann Fetan, cross it to continue straight ahead on the path and turn left after 100 m. Follow the southern part of Domaine Le Cheval Blanc and the northern part of the village of Pen Prat. Follow the signs. At the crossroads of two paths, keep to the right or go straight ahead to reach Rue du Guern. The path on the right is sometimes flooded. In both cases, when you reach Rue du Guern, turn right to the Croix Nicolazic. Once there, take the Chemin de Malachappe on your left. This leads you to the D17 named Rue Du Général De Gaulle, which you must cross to join the Chemin de Malachappe Lomelec.

2) Follow the signs straight ahead. In the village of Lomelec, turn right between two properties, the farm road gradually becomes visible, continue straight on and you will arrive in the village of Gumenen.

3) Turn right towards the transmission tower and go through the wooded area. At the first and second crossroads, turn left. The signs on the right lead you to Kerdeliau and the Lan Hir wetland. At the riding school, turn left towards the village of Kerniolen. Cross the village and follow the asphalt road to the right.

4) Continue straight on towards Porho then Goahic. At the crossroads with the D120, turn left towards Le Loc'h. Follow the path and, at the crow's feet, turn right towards the Moulin d'Estaing and the drinking water plant. Cross the Loc'h by the large footbridge at the foot of the dam and walk along the other bank of the river. Go up the main path to the Ecomusée de St Dégan on your right and make a loop in the conservatory orchard. At the end of the Chemin du Verger, turn left, then right after 100m, then right before the Ecomuseum reception. Look out for a five-ball fountain near a farmhouse, take this path and follow the signs to the road that branches off from the Chemin du Verger and leads to the town of Brech. At the next crossroads, keep to the right (it is possible to go straight on to the chapel of St Jacques).

5) Cross Botergolec and turn left at the crossroads, after a few metres take the first road on the right and go up towards the centre of Brech, turn right towards the chapel of St Jacques which you will leave on your left, take a path which goes down towards the river Loch and which will lead you to a Roman bridge, the bridge of Brec'h. Go straight on in the direction of Sainte Anne-d'Auray, leave the village of Trezelen on your left and Légnelan on your right at the crossroads of the RD 19, go straight on, leave the village of Varquez on your right, after the communal cemetery of Sainte Anne cross the departmental road, take the path on your left towards the sanctuary, at the exit of the sanctuary take on your left the street of Vannes and join the place of Bocéno, in front of the town hall, your point of departure
10 Place Nicolazic
56400 Sainte-Anne-d'Auray

Features of the route

Difficulty Medium
Length 04:30:00
Distance 15.6km
Municipality of departure Sainte-Anne-d'Auray

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