Arradon is a commune in the Morbihan department in the Brittany region in northwestern France. The inhabitants of Arradon are known as Arradonnais. Communes of the Morbihan department INSEE statistics Mayors of Morbihan Association Official site French Ministry of Culture list for Arradon Map of Arradon on Michelin
Le Bono is a commune in the Morbihan department of Brittany in northwestern France. According to INSEE, the official name is Bono, but the town is called “Le Bono”. Inhabitants of Le Bono are called in French Bonovistes; the municipality launched a linguistic plan through Ya d'ar brezhoneg on November 17, 2008. Communes of the Morbihan department INSEE statistics Official website French Ministry of Culture list for Le Bono Map of Le Bono on Michelin at Archive.today Bono on INSEE
Bignan is a commune in the Morbihan department in Brittany in northwestern France. The town is based on the Landes de Lanvaux. Bignan is located between the townships of Saint-Jean-Brévelay. Bignan is only half an hour from the main cities of Morbihan: Vannes and Pontivy. In the 5th century Saint Noyale was said to be martyred near the town. In 1252, Guillaume de Bignan founded the nearby abbaye de prières; the earliest mention of Bingnen is in 1421, Buignen in 1428, Bignen in 1461. Bignen was part of the deanery of Porhoët, of the fief of the lords of Rohan; the town church was constructed between 1787 and 1801 with construction interrupted by the French revolution. Bignan was a active center of chouannerie from 1794 by the action of Pierre Guillemot, called "the king of Bignan", lieutenant of Georges Cadoudal. After the revolution Castle Kerguéhennec, sometimes nicknamed the " Versailles breton", served as a warehouse for the Chouans to remove crops to the law of requisition of grain applied by the Republican administration.
In 1906, traces of an Iron Age settlements and in particular of the Acheulean period were found near the town. At the start of the 2016 academic year, 49 students were enrolled in the Catholic bilingual stream The meaning of the towns toponym is obscure. Several hypotheses exist: A Beg but the nasalisation of Breton seems to oppose it. A similar origin A Breton origin via the term Bedun meaning birch, called beg beu today, there is a locality, the Bézo, which could confirm An idea of height based on the Celtic radicals benn and penn = height (approximation with pign: pignein; the village is indeed located on a height. In Breton the city is named Begnen; the municipality signed the charter Ya d'ar brezhoneg the November 20, 2009. Inhabitants of Bignan are called Bignanais. In 2015, the municipality had 2784 inhabitants, an increase of 2.02% compared to 2010. The Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul church is a Catholic church located in Bignan, it is dedicated to the apostles Paul. The building was built at the end of the 18th century on the site of a ruined Romanesque church.
On the initiative of the rector of the time, Pierre Nourry, following his plans, the construction of a new church was begun in 1787. The first stone is laid on August 19, 1787 but construction was Interrupted during the French Revolution and the exile of Abbot Nourry, work resumed in 1801. Pierre Nourry is buried there at his death in 18043. New bells are melted for the church and received in 1807; the bell tower is built between 1824 and 1857. The church - with the sacristy, the furniture, integrated and the placier - is registered as a historic monument by order of February 23, 2016; the Cross of Tenuel is located at a place called "Treuliec" in Bignan in Morbihan in the center of the town of Bignan. The cross is of seventeenth century origin, rebuilt in 1897 and the cross has a medallion with four leaves representing the crucifixion on the front and a pietà verso; the plinth is carved. The cross is the subject of an inscription as a historical monument since April 5, 1935; the cross of the village of Bignan is located near the south transept of the church.
The cross has been registered as a historical monument since March 29, 1935. The basement is an altar, accessed by two steps, it is surmounted by a patted cross. The fountain has been listed as a historic monument since October 18, 1944; the niche is surmounted by a shell. Access to the pool is via two steps. Château de Kerguéhennec, nicknamed the Versailles of Breton, is an 18th century castle located in Bignan. Today it houses a cultural meeting center; this castle has been classified and registered as a historical monument since October 1988. The Allée couverte de Kergonfalz is a stone structure near the town; the building is located at the crossroads of the Moustoir-Ac road and the road to the hamlet of Kergonfalz. It is located 470 m as the crow flies to the north of the latter and 200 m southwest of the hamlet of Kergal1. About 50 m to the west, on the other side of the Moustoir-Ac road, stands the Kergonfalz dolmen; the covered alley dates from the Neolithic, around 3000 to 2700 BC. The building is classified as historical monuments by order of January 10, 1970 In 2008, 17.36% of primary-school children attended bilingual schools.
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Berné is a commune in the Morbihan department in Brittany in northwestern France. Inhabitants of Berné are called Bernéens. Communes of the Morbihan department INSEE statistics Mayors of Morbihan Association French Ministry of Culture list for Berné Map of Berné on Michelin
Gildas — known as Gildas the Wise or Gildas Sapiens — was a 6th-century British monk best known for his scathing religious polemic De Excidio et Conquestu Britanniae, which recounts the history of the Britons before and during the coming of the Saxons. He is one of the best-documented figures of the Christian church in the British Isles during the sub-Roman period, was renowned for his Biblical knowledge and literary style. In his life, he emigrated to Brittany where he founded a monastery known as St. Gildas de Rhuys. Differing versions of the Life of Saint Gildas exist, but both agree that he was born in what is now Scotland on the banks of the River Clyde, that he was the son of a royal family; these works were written in the eleventh and twelfth centuries and are regarded by scholars as unhistorical. He is now thought to have his origins further south. In his own work, he claims to have been born the same year as the Battle of Mount Badon, he was educated at a monastic centre Cor Tewdws under St. Illtud, where he chose to forsake his royal heritage and embrace monasticism.
He became a renowned teacher, converting many to Christianity and founding numerous churches and monasteries throughout Britain and Ireland. He is thought to have made a pilgrimage to Rome before emigrating to Brittany, where he took on the life of a hermit. However, his life of solitude was short-lived, pupils soon sought him out and begged him to teach them, he founded a monastery for these students at Rhuys, where he wrote De Excidio Britanniae, criticising British rulers and exhorting them to put off their sins and embrace true Christian faith. He is thought to have died at Rhuys, was buried there. There are two different historical versions of the life of Gildas, the first written by an anonymous monk in the 9th century, the other written by Caradoc of Llancarfan in the middle of the 12th century; some historians have attempted to explain the differences in the versions by saying that there were two saints named Gildas, but the more general opinion is that there was only one St. Gildas and that the discrepancies between the two versions can be accounted for by the fact that they were written several centuries apart.
The 9th century Rhuys Life is accepted as being more accurate. The First Life of St. Gildas was written by an unnamed monk at the monastery which Gildas founded in Rhuys, Brittany in the 9th century. According to this tradition, Gildas is the son of Caunus, king of Alt Clut in the Hen Ogledd, the Brythonic-speaking region of northern Britain, he had four brothers. Gildas was sent as a child to the College of Theodosius in Glamorgan, under the care of St. Illtud, was a companion of St. Sampson and St. Paul of Léon, his master St. Illtud taught him with special zeal, he was supposed to be educated in liberal arts and divine scripture, but elected to study only holy doctrine, to forsake his noble birth in favour of a religious life. After completing his studies under St. Illtud, Gildas went to Ireland where he was ordained as a priest, he returned to his native lands in northern Britain where he acted as a missionary, preaching to the pagan people and converting many of them to Christianity. He was asked by Ainmericus, high king of Ireland, to restore order to the church in Ireland, which had altogether lost the Christian faith.
Gildas obeyed the king's summons and travelled all over the island, converting the inhabitants, building churches, establishing monasteries. He travelled to Rome and Ravenna where he performed many miracles, including slaying a dragon while in Rome. Intending to return to Britain, he instead settled on the Isle of Houat off Brittany where he led a solitary, austere life. At around this time, he preached to Nonnita, the mother of Saint David, while she was pregnant with the saint, he was sought out by those who wished to study under him, was entreated to establish a monastery in Brittany. He built an oratory on the bank of today known as St. Gildas de Rhuys. Fragments of letters that he wrote reveal that he composed a Rule for monastic life, somewhat less austere than the Rule written by Saint David. Ten years after leaving Britain, he wrote an epistolary book in which he reproved five of the British kings, he died at Rhuys on 29 January 570, his body was placed on a boat and allowed to drift, according to his wishes.
Three months on 11 May, men from Rhuys found the ship in a creek with the body of Gildas still intact. They buried it there; the second "Life" of St. Gildas was written by Caradoc of Llancarfan, a friend of Geoffrey of Monmouth and his Norman patrons. However, Llancarfan's work is most historically inaccurate, as his hagiographies tend towards the fictitious, rather than the historical. Llancarfan's "Life" was written in the 12th century, includes many elements of what have come to be known as mythical pseudo-histories, involving King Arthur and Glastonbury Abbey, leading to the general opinion that this "life" is less accurate than the earlier version. For example, according to the dates in the Annales Cambriae, Gildas would have been a contemporary of King Arthur: however, Gildas' work never mentions Arthur by name though he gives a history of the Britons, states that he was born in the same year as the Battle of Badon Hill, in which Arthur is supposed to have vanquished the Saxons. In the Llancarfan Life, St. Gildas was the son of king of Scotia.
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Bohal is a commune in the Morbihan department of Brittany in northwestern France. Inhabitants of Bohal are called in French Bohalais. Communes of the Morbihan department INSEE statistics Mayors of Morbihan Association French Ministry of Culture list for Bohal Map of Bohal on Michelin
Arzon or Arzhon-Rewiz in Breton is a commune located at the extremity of the Rhuys peninsula in the Morbihan department in the Brittany region in northwestern France. Arzon is said to be the French village with the longest coastal area in France. Arzon marks the east entrance to the Gulf of Morbihan. There are two seaside resorts in the commune: Port-Navalo, dating from the nineteenth century Le Crouesty, in constant development since the 1970sSeveral hamlets are located on the territory of the commune: Monteno, Kerners, Béninze, Kerjouanno. Arzon is a popular summer resort. In winter and spring, only two "gendarmes" work in Arzon, but in the summer there are far more to cope with the influx of tourists. Inhabitants of Arzon are called Arzonais. Arzon is twinned with Ireland. Communes of the Morbihan department INSEE statistics Arzon Town Hall Arzon Tourist Office Yacht Club Crouesty Arzon French Ministry of Culture list for Arzon