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The Chapel of Our Lady of True Help, in Gouesnac'h
The Chapel of Our Lady of True Help, in Gouesnac'h
Coat of arms of Gouesnac'h
Coat of arms
Gouesnac'h is located in France
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
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Gildas Gicquel
Area1 17.07 km2 (6.59 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 2,679
 • Density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
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 and administrative region of Brittany in north-western France.


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


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


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)


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

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