Le Faou

We walked in the Forest of Cranou and now it was coffee time! Fortunately Le Faou is close by. It is a small Mediaeval port founded in the 11C on the Faou River which flows into the Rade de Brest.

Le Faou
Le Faou River
Le Faou and its quayside
Le Faou and its quayside

The Grande Rue leads to and from the port and like all Grande Rues it is lined with merchants’ mansions.

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La Grande Rue, Le Faou, Lucien Roy (http://www.culture.gouv.fr/public/mistral/memoire_fr)
La Grande Rue, Le Faou, Lucien Roy (http://www.culture.gouv.fr/public/mistral/memoire_fr)
La Grande Rue, Le Faou, leading down towards the harbour
La Grande Rue, Le Faou, leading down towards the harbour
La Fregate - 16C house in Le Faou
La Fregate – 16C house in Le Faou, and now an award-winning Creperie

The Church of St Sauveur was originally an Enclos Paroissial and dates to the 16C and 17C. The enclosing wall has gone, as has the Ossuary, and there is only a hint of the Arch.

St Sauveur at Le Faou - the Tower and the South Porch
St Sauveur at Le Faou – the Tower and the South Porch
St Sauveur at Le Faou alongside the Port
St Sauveur at Le Faou alongside the Port

INformation board at Le Faou

The quayside at Le Faou
The quayside at Le Faou
The quayside at Le Faou
The quayside at Le Faou

The afternoon improved and so we pottered down towards the Rade de Brest.

The Faou River
The Faou River

The ruined Chapel of Saint-Oyen of Lanvoy was built between the 16C and 18C and overlooked a peaceful stretch of the river. Apparently it belonged to the Abbey of Landevennec, just across the water.

On the way home - more cows!
On the way home – more cows!

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