The Quénécan forest is one of the largest Breton forest areas. It covers 3 hectares, mainly south of Lake Guerlédan. It extends over two departments, Morbihan and Côtes d'Armor. 

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A forest full of mysteries

Conomor, Sainte Tréphine, Guerlic, the electricity fairy...all have a history linked to this forest and its surroundings.

The Quénécan forest

Michael Langle

The Quénécan forest peaks at an altitude of 290 meters, and is of the oak-beech type, associated with species such as chestnut, holly, Scots pine or maritime pine. It played a decisive role in the development of the steel industry. For more than 300 years, from 16e the 19e century, charcoal burners spent most of their time in the forest producing the charcoal essential to fuel the blast furnaces of the steelmaking village of Forges des Salles, in Perret and Sainte-Brigitte.  


But in addition to charcoal burners, the Quénécan forest has been home to mysterious creatures and colorful characters since time immemorial.

Among them, the formidable Conomor whose fortress was located on the heights of Castel Finans, in Saint-Aignan. The formidable Conomor is today nicknamed the Breton Bluebeard. Following a prophecy that he would die at the hand of his own son, Conomor made a habit of murdering his successive wives, just before a birth was announced. Among them, the beautiful Triffine, in memory of which was built at the end of the 19e century a chapel, the Sainte Tréfine chapel, on the very site of the old fortress of Conomor. 

Listen to the legends

A detour through theElectric library of Lake Guerlédan will be an opportunity for young people to discover the story of Conomor, Guerlic, the dragon of the lake, Merlin and the electricity fairy. Story-telling tour of the Electric Library of Lake Guerlédan : for children aged 3 to 5, every Wednesday during school holidays. 

Older children will be able to rediscover this story by listening to the “Sound walk in the Pays des Rohan” dedicated to the legend of Saint Trephine.

Sound and Light Good Rest

Do you like tales and legends? Reserve your seats for the sound and light show at Bon Repos Abbey. Marvel at a spectacle full of lights, legends and music. A real delight for young and old!

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