Bieuzy

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Bieuzy
Bieuzhi-an-Dour
The church in Bieuzy
The church in Bieuzy
Bieuzy is located in France
Bieuzy
Bieuzy
Coordinates: 47°59′00″N 3°03′46″W / 47.9833°N 3.0628°W / 47.9833; -3.0628Coordinates: 47°59′00″N 3°03′46″W / 47.9833°N 3.0628°W / 47.9833; -3.0628
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Morbihan
Arrondissement Pontivy
Canton Baud
Intercommunality Pays de Baud
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Léon Quillère
Area1 18.98 km2 (7.33 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 754
 • Density 40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 56016 / 56310
Elevation 37–176 m (121–577 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.

Bieuzy (Bieuzhi-an-Dour in Breton) is a commune in the Morbihan department in Brittany in northwestern France.

Population[edit]

Inhabitants of Bieuzy are called Bieuzyates.

Sights[edit]

Prehistoric vestige[edit]

Church and chapels[edit]

  • Notre-Dame, 16th century, in the form of a Latin cross.
  • The chapel of Saint Gildas 16th century. Situated on the banks of the Blavet River, the chapel leans against an enormous rock which hangs over it. There is the natural grotto in which Saint Gildas may have taken shelter on his arrival from Cornwall in England. He is thought to have shared his hermitage with his disciple Bieuzy.
  • The chapel of the Trinité (Trinity) at Castenec.
  • The chapel of Saint-Samson, 16th century.
  • the chapel of the Vraie-Croix (True Cross), 16th century.

Fountain[edit]

  • The fountain of Saint Bieuzy, 16th century.

Mill[edit]

  • The flour mill of Rimaison.

Curiosities[edit]

  • Ruins of the chateau of Rimaison, 16th century.
  • The chateau of Kerven (the ruins were still visible in 1845).
  • Seigneurial houses at Bourg, 16th and 17th centuries.
  • The Gaulois stele of Castennec.
  • Medieval tombstone, 13th century, discovered in 1971.

Memorial[edit]

  • This memorial, located near the Gulf of Rimaison, is in memory of 14 Resistance fighters and French parachutists who were shot and killed at this spot on July 18, 1944.

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