Town centre - © M-A Gouret Puillandre
Guémené-sur-Scorff – Heritage of the Rohan family
The town was founded in around 1050, when Lord Guégant established his fort at "Kemenet" which became Guémené, in the 15th century and Guémené-sur-Scorff in 1801. This simple square tower was replaced in the 12th century by a stone fortress built by Alain I of Rohan. The town gradually grew around the castle and was even considered a "principality" in 1570. This prestigious status allowed considerable economic and administrative development. The beautiful buildings you can still admire in the historic town centre date from this period. The history of the town is inseparable from that of the Rohan-Guémené family whose lineage of great builders worked here for generations.
Take a walk round the ancient streets and drop in at the Tourist Office. Visit the Grand Rampart, The guard house and the Prison tower, the Rohan gate and its drawbridge… You mustn't miss the Bains de la Reine, built by Jean Ier de Rohan for his wife Jeanne de Navarre. With its roman hypocausts and Turkish bath, it is one of the last and most well preserved noble bathing houses of its kind in France.
Stop off at Guémené-sur-Scorff, a "Petite Cité de Caractère" and learn about life in the middle ages. Since 2015, the Tourist Office and the Kastell Kozh association have managed the museum together.
Every Thursday in summer: fest-noz, concerts, theatre… Guided tours and events, things for kids and special tours for groups.