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The town of Pouldergat

A stone’s throw from Douarnenez, this rural town hides hidden treasures : manors, mills, calvaries and even granit crosses.

Kilometers of trails are set up for hiking. Fisch-rich streams will delight river-fishing enthusiasts.

A bit of history…

Pouldergat is one of those cities marking the march of the Romans to the west. It is one of these “Villae” located a few kilometers from the harbours, on high points, connected to the imperial road that from Namnète (Nantes) joined Douarnenez. It seems that the Pouldergat apogy in the eighteenth century was linked to the maritime outlets provided by its maritime truce in Pouldavid.

The Amzer Gwechall association traces the past of Pouldergat, from the Old Regime to 1940, in a book entitled : “Labourerien an douar hag ar mor”. The reader can discover that Pouldavid was the harbour of Pouldergat until 1919, when it flourished in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, and a fishing harbour in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Saint-Ergat

The church was dedicated to saint Ergat. There still are in this building some elements of the Romanesque church built in the twelfth century.
The four pillars of the choir among to the school of Pont-Croix (early fourteenth century).
At the end of the sixteenth century was erected the western gable as evidenced by the many visible inscriptions on the façade (1585, 1588 …).
This set is a nice example of Gothic architecture from the Cornwall. To the east, a chapel built in the late seventeenth century, as evidenced by the design of the upper part.
To the east, a chapel was built in the late seventeenth century, as evidenced by the design of the upper part.

 

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