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Popinettes Trail, Questembert

Popinettes Trail, Questembert

Credit : Pays Touristique Vannes-Lanvaux

The name "Questembert" comes from the Breton word "Kisten Berh", which means "Land of Chestnuts". Near the centre of town, this trail takes you along the hollow ways towards the creek of Cohignac and then St John's Chapel. In springtime, asphodels bloom on the banks and in the woods, showing off their elongated stems and handsome spikes of white flowers. They are locally known as "popinettes", hence the name of the trail. From this trail, you can reach Berric by following the marked paths (3km).

Yellow marks

13 km
3 h 15 mn
1 h 20 mn
max. 98 m
min. 42 m
20 m
-11 m

Accessibility

Starting point

8167 Chemin du Pré de Cadoudal
56230 Questembert
Lat : 47.6599Lng : -2.4525
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Washhouse and Saint Martin Fountain

Both the 16th century fountain and washhouse are made of regular granite...Read more

7664 Rue Saint-Martin 56230 Questembert
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Departure Rue de Cadoudal Town Hall parking lot Place du Général de Gaulle

Head towards the bottom of the square. Walk across rue Cadoudal, take Chemin du Pré Cadoudal. Pass in front of the washhouse and St Martin fountain. Continue straight and cross the river to the woods. Turn right. Follow the path that overlooks the creek. Further down RD5, turn right and follow the stone wall. Stay behind the guardrail until you reach the end of the wall.

3 Rue Cadoudal 56230 Questembert
Lat : 47.6596Lng : -2.4519
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Saint John's Chapel

The first chapel was built by the monastic community of the Order...Read more

21 Rue des Chevaliers 56230 Questembert
Lat : 47.639Lng : -2.46484
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Célac Pond

Take the pedestrian crossing towards Célac pond. Walk around it on the left and climb up towards the campsite entrance. Go straight until you come to the Fountain of Hulo, further down the RD. Go around the campsite and continue through the moorland of Kerjumais. Cross RD1 towards the playing fields of Galinio. Continue close to the orchard and go down through the woods via a nice hollow way.

8081 Rue de Celac 56230 Questembert
Lat : 47.6611Lng : -2.46354
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Keredren

Junction towards Berric to the right, a bridge crosses the creek of Keredren, allowing you to head towards Berric. At the end of the road, turn left on a small road up to the village of Grée Tréhulo. After the village, cross the RD7 and follow it by taking an abandoned road for approximately 150m. When you reach the small road of Keredren, turn left and then immediately right via the small path that sinks into the undergrowth.

Moulin de Keredren 56230 Questembert
Lat : 47.6566Lng : -2.49148
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LES HALLES

Located on the former town square, this covered market was built in...Read more

10 Rue Jérôme de Carné 56230 Questembert
Lat : 47.6612Lng : -2.4539
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Cohignac

Marked intersection with the Boucle des Vertus trail in Berric.
Go into the village of Cérillac and continue on a small paved road until you reach the RD5

Moulin de Cohignac 56230 Questembert
Lat : 47.6406Lng : -2.48568
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SAINT PIERRE CHURCH

The construction of Saint Pierre Church began in 1863 by Father Gomaud....Read more

5B Rue du Reliquaire 56230 Questembert
Lat : 47.6615Lng : -2.45456
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BELMONT TOWER

The turret is covered with a very unique 4-sided roof with double...Read more

2 Rue du Reliquaire 56230 Questembert
Lat : 47.6616Lng : -2.45381
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Cross RD5

Cross the D5 and take the road of St John's Chapel that is almost in front of you.
At the chapel, turn left on the way back towards Bois de St Martin.
Arriving at the Bois de St Martin, follow a hollow way on your right and a small wooden bridge on your left. At the end of the path, turn left and then back to the parking lot.

3 Rue des Grands Parcs 56230 Questembert
Lat : 47.6411Lng : -2.47115
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SAINT MICHEL CHAPEL

This chapel was built in the mid 15th century, during the reign of...Read more

5bis Rue du Calvaire 56230 Questembert
Lat : 47.6611Lng : -2.45098
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