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The road to the Old Tower HDR

fr: La Route vers la Vieille Tour, Rue Du prieuré, Locronan, Finistère, France

 

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From Wikipedia

Locronan is a small town built at the foot of a hill, and was granted town status in 1505 by Anne of Brittany, who went there on a pilgrimage.

 

Since the 15th century, hemp has been blossoming in Locronan's surroundings. This led to a hemp industry in the town at the time, making the town quite prosperous. Locronan's hemp used to be shipped around the world. It was at this time that the Saint Ronan church was built as well as the small chapel of Penity.

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Locronan est un petit bourg bâti au pied d’une montagne et élévé au rang de ville en 1505 par Anne de Bretagne venue en pèlerinage.

 

Dès le XVe siècle, le chanvre fleurit à peu près partout dans la région de Locronan. De cette production naît aussitôt une industrie qui va faire prospérer la petite cité. La renommée des toiles issues de la manufacture de Locronan va vite traverser les frontières et même les océans.

 

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