Gouesnac'h

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Gouesnac'h
Gouenac'h
Gouesnac'h is located in France
Gouesnac'h
Gouesnac'h
Coordinates: 47°54′41″N 4°06′49″W / 47.9114°N 4.1136°W / 47.9114; -4.1136Coordinates: 47°54′41″N 4°06′49″W / 47.9114°N 4.1136°W / 47.9114; -4.1136
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Finistère
Arrondissement Quimper
Canton Fouesnant
Intercommunality Pays Fouesnantais
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Gildas Gicquel
Area1 17.07 km2 (6.59 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 2,504
 • Density 150/km2 (380/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 29060 / 29950
Elevation 0–58 m (0–190 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Gouesnac'h (Breton: Gouenac'h) is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France.

Geography[edit]

The small village of Gouesnac'h is located between the Quimper (mediaeval town)/Bénodet (seaside resort) road and the wonderful Odet River.

History[edit]

Celtic presence before the Roman invasion. Roman defensive place. Medieval activities and several Catholic foundations.

Sights[edit]

With breath-taking views of the entire area, the Boutiguéry Park is dedicated to rhododendrons (30,000 plants) and azaleas.

  • Church Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul (1630)
  • Chapel Notre-Dame du Vray Secours (1729)
  • Chapel Sainte-Barbe (ruins)
  • Chapel Saint-Cadou (1578)
  • Chapel Saint-Maudet
  • 5th-7th centuries oratorio (ruins)
  • Saint-Herbot's oratorio (16th century)

Population[edit]

Inhabitants of Gouesnac'h are known in French as Gouesnachais.

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