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Pierre Guénachère et fontaine du Saint

in Saint-Émiland
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  • The Guénachère stone is a remnant of an ancient practice of extracting millstones for the region's mills.

  • On one side of the rock, a millstone has been extracted and on the other, we do not know why the quarrymen did not finish their work and we can understand what their working method was.
    A few steps further on is the Saint's fountain: according to legend, Saint Emilien (Bishop of Nantes in the 8th century) lost his life here and a spring miraculously sprang up. Formerly a place of pagan pilgrimage for the benefits of the spring water (sterility, eye problems...), a procession took place...
    On one side of the rock, a millstone has been extracted and on the other, we do not know why the quarrymen did not finish their work and we can understand what their working method was.
    A few steps further on is the Saint's fountain: according to legend, Saint Emilien (Bishop of Nantes in the 8th century) lost his life here and a spring miraculously sprang up. Formerly a place of pagan pilgrimage for the benefits of the spring water (sterility, eye problems...), a procession took place every year at the end of August. Even today, a mass is celebrated in the woods on the last Sunday of August.
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