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Brec'h -Vannes

STAGE PROFILE 26.5km    6H30

DIRECTIONS

00.0 - Leave Brec'h in the direction of the chapel of Saint-Jacques. Opposite the chapel, take the path which descends parallel to the road towards le Loch (fountain). Since 2013, as the old Pont-Brec'h – a causeway bridge –is no longer inundated except during exceptional flooding, you can take it (check that you can do so safely before crossing) to continue one of two ways :

  • Either go up to the left onto the D19 and head right. Cross over the bridge and get to the junction for Trézelén; go right. Follow this road which goes through the houses in the hamlet and abuts to a dirt track which comes from the ford described below. Turn left...
  • cross the causeway and continue straight ahead to go alongside a stream and then cross the stream using a ford composed of big stones. Go on up the path facing you as far as the hamlet of Trézelén...

... go 300m before arriving at a little road. Take it to the right for about 30m, before heading into a ‘hollow’ embankmented path on the left which leads to a track along the side of a field. Turn left to get to the area of Lenignan. Continue on the paved road which crosses the D 19. Head opposite onto a wide track (roman way) and follow it for 1.4km. At the cemetery, turn right to get - via the rue Flandres-Dunkerque-1940, then at the end of it on the left, via the rue de la Fontaine - to the basilica of..

1h15 05.0 -  ...Sainte-Anne-d'Auray. Leave the sanctuary by rue de Vannes (D9). At the outskirts, at the first junction 1km away, take a dead-end on the right for 500m. Go through the barrier and head left on the D 17 for 30m, and cross it, to go in the direction of Kérrio. Shortly before a left-hand bend (there is a Cross on the embankment), take a dirt road to the right 100m away (walking trail waymarked blue, which you follow for 3km). The path twists and turns through fields and leads, after 800m to a little road in a village. Take a left and, 350m afterwards, take a right to head again through fields to the hamlet of Kerlego 800m away. Take a left, then very quickly a right in front of a livestock building. Pass through a wooded area and reach a paved road near the area of Kerrain, 900m away. Follow this road to the right. At the next junction, take a right to head towards, and enter via the rue de la Forge, the market town of...

2h40 10.8 - ...Mériadec. Continue, heading at the junction in the direction of Plescop by the D135. Leave on your right the cross of Pratel and carry on along the D-road (careful, this road is narrow). Go through several junctions, and through Kervet to get to the market town of...

4h35 18.1 - ...Plescop. Go through the built-up area in the direction of Vannes. 400m after the church, arrive at a junction (avenue du Général de Gaulle) with, opposite you, the chapel of Saint-Amon. Cross the avenue and head onto the little route de Kérizouet on the left for a little more than 1km. There, at the bend, go forward opposite (signposted "sens interdit" [no entry] + indicating "Kerizouet Village et Moulin de Brambec") into a path which leads to the windmill moulin de Brambec a little more than 500m away. Continue straight ahead as far as the Teninio area which is a little more than 1km away. Leave this to the right and continue on the route de Bernard as far as the route de la Ville aux Pies near to a beautiful cross on the left. Turn right. After 200m, leave the roundabout....

5h25 21.9 - Rounabout Kerniol-Vannes. Continue straight ahead on the route de Trehuinec which goes alongside the D767 (Boulevard de Pontivy) for 750 m. Just after the cycle velodrome, to the right and a little bridge, in a wooded hollow (area of Kermesquel) take a path on the left which climbs up a mound ; cross the D787 at the traffic lights and take a right along the boulevard de Pontivy. Continue on this way (Avenue Georges Pompidou) to pass under the Vannes bypass and, after 300m, cross the avenue at a pedestrian passage controlled by traffic lights. Continue to go along this avenue, now on the righthand side, to get, after having passed under a railway, to the giratoire Pompidou. Here take a right, on the left-hand footpath, onto boulevard du Général Montsabert. After 200m (attention : narrow path!), fork left into rue Madame de Ségur. A little more than 250m further, keep right at a roundabout, to continue into the rue Jean-et-Yves-Texier-Lahoulle. At the end of it, 850m away, turn left into avenue Franklin-Roosevelt which you cross immediately and follow on the right, soon to arrive at place de la Libération. Go along it for 100m before keeping right to carry on through Vannes via the rue Hoche. After a little less than 300m, notice the beautiful town hall hôtel de ville of Vannes and cross place Maurice Marchais. At the far end of the rue Hoche, opposite the hôtel de ville [town hall], head into the pedestrianised area of the old town of Vannes by the cobbled/paved street (like all in this area) Emile-Burgault. After 150m, at the end of the road, keep right onto the place Henri IV. Cross it, going left to pass in front of the cathédrale via the place Saint-Pierre which extends into rue de la Monnaie. Turn immediately afterwards to the right into rue des Orfèvres which leads to place Valencia which goes along rue des Halles which you take to the left ; keep going via rue du Bienheureux-Pierre-René-Roques (notice here at the beginning of the road the two famous busts of Vannes and his wife). At the bottom of the road, go down right through place des Lices to continue via rue Saint-Vincent under porte Saint-Vincent. Continue, facing the harbour, onto place Gambetta. Cross it, taking the pedestrian passageway on the left to go left along quai Bernard Moitessier, then, keeping left, take rue Ferdinand-Le-Dressay for 250m. At the roundabout, go left onto rue Jean-Jaurès, then immediately left, onto rue des Capucins. At the intersection 150m further, turn right to arrive at the diocesan house - Maison du diocèse (55, rue Monseigneur Tréhiou, 500m from the harbour) of ...

6h30 - 26.5 - Vannes, the end of this stage.