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Ar Gemene
The Porte des Rohans, in Guémené
The Porte des Rohans, in Guémené
Coat of arms of Guémené-sur-Scorff
Coat of arms
Guémené-sur-Scorff is located in France
Coordinates: 48°04′09″N 3°12′06″W / 48.0692°N 3.2017°W / 48.0692; -3.2017Coordinates: 48°04′09″N 3°12′06″W / 48.0692°N 3.2017°W / 48.0692; -3.2017
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Morbihan
Arrondissement Pontivy
Canton Guémené-sur-Scorff
Intercommunality Pays du Roi Morvan
 • Mayor (2008—2014) Christian Perron
Area1 1.17 km2 (0.45 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 1,205
 • Density 1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 56073 /56160
Elevation 118–180 m (387–591 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.

Guémené-sur-Scorff (Breton: Ar Gemene) is a commune in the Morbihan department in Brittany in north-western France.

It is located 20 km (12 mi) west of Pontivy.


Guémené is situated on the Scorff river and is unusual in that it is a commune without any outlying land and it is bounded by the town boundaries only.


Inhabitants of Guémené-sur-Scorff are called Guémenois.


The town is surrounded by wooded hillsides and was the seat of the Dukes of Rohan from the 13th to 15th century. The old castle was destroyed in the building of new houses and many townhouses contain parts of chimney breasts, turret stones and gateway posts. The most impressive sight is the 14th century Porterie - the entrance to what was the old castle.

An important market town, Guémené is valued for its ancient buildings that make up the town center and careful renovation of the same.

One of Brittany's oldest taverns, Les Trois Marchands, has been serving customers since the mid 17th century.

Les Trois Marchands

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