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Heritage trails

The heritage trails showcase local heritage sites, rich in maritime and agricultural history.

There are three of them in the town: 8 information boards are available along the routes on Langle peninsula, 11 in the eastern villages, and 8 along the routes in the north-east.

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Langle peninsula trail

The first ‘Heritage Trail’ working group was created in 2016 by the Culture Heritage group (a collective made up of elected representatives, experts and local residents), to bring together the very first project on Langle peninsula. After two years of research, reading, meetings and walking along the routes, the first information boards were unveiled: they included the customs and traditions, history of the ancient monuments, toponomy and how the landscape has evolved, anecdotes and legends, with added riddles and games along the way. Read about Sinagot heritage along your walks on the trails from Meniech to Barrarac’h, then from Port Anna to Langle.

Find the location of these boards on the Voiles Rouges trail itinerary.

The ‘Entre Villages et Marais’ trail

One year later, in 2019, the ‘Entre Villages et Marais’ trail was created with 11 information boards: this trail leads you through the villages east of Séné, from Cressignan to the Saint-Armel route: there, the participants wanted to talk about the farmers of Kerarden, the Michotte salt-workers and the sailors of Montsarrac. You can also learn about the former chemical factory, the Grand Pont sea wall, and the lost chapel of Ozon…

Find the location of these boards on the Passage trail itinerary.

The ‘Entre Villages et Chemins Creux’ trail

In 2020, the third trail was created. There are eight information boards to discover along this trail from Saint-Laurent to Quatre-Vents with some hollow paths along the way – narrow trails hollowed by the passing of men and time. There, you will come across manor houses, farms and a calvary, not-to-mention the emblematic Cano hippodrome. Appreciate the peacefulness of the Lestrenig pond and imagine all the hustle and bustle of the fairground and the ‘Pardon de Saint-Laurent’. Discover the lost customs barracks at Kerbiscon, or the one at Quatre-Vents – the only one still visible today.

A graphics charter for interpretative signage

The information boards were created in accordance with the graphic charter for interpretative signage from the Regional Natural Park of the Gulf of Morbihan, and Séné was the first town to put this into operation.

The artist-engraver Jean-Marie Flageul added his own illustrations to them.

This project received financial support from the Brittany region and Pays de Vannes.

Additional content online

Each time, it was necessary to summarise the main points, to create relevant and easy-to-read boards. Because there is always more to say – a lot more! Archive texts, photos, maps, videos, but also audio accounts. This additional content is now available on the ever expanding heritage platform. The complete Breton and English translations will also soon be available on this online platform. In fact, in order to make sure the boards are not too detailed, the project group has made the decision to only translate the titles and summaries on the information boards.

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