Town, village, neighbourhood at Persquen

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  • The origin of the name Persquen comes from the Breton "perchen" meaning perch, probably in reference to the shape of the town which extends over 7 kilometers in length by 3 in width. At the time of the Rohans, Persquen came under the principality of Guémené. If the lordships are numerous, that of Penvern is undoubtedly the most important. Its lords, the Perenno, are considered the founders of Persquen. Around 1735, Marion du Faouët settled for about 7 years in the village of Kerohel in Persquen. It was there that she would have chosen to reject poverty by resorting to theft and pillage of the rich merchants and wealthy pilgrims. Today, two villages stand out for their size and their religious heritage: Pénéty and Saint-Vincent.
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