Hennebont in Morbihan is situated 12 km (7.45 miles) from Entre Terre et Mer campsite. 10 km (6.2 miles) from Lorient and 13 km (8 miles) from the seaside, it is set on the rias of southern Brittany (Auray / Vannes / Quimper), like all old towns.
Hennebont is a hub between the sea and countryside.
A town of prosperous business, it was walled during the 18th Century (1250 rampart).
Until 1789, Hennebont was the seat of a senechalsy.
The town retains its basilica (1514) from this medieval period, as well as its towers, ramparts, and many old houses which survived the fires of 1944.
Things to see in Hennebont:
- Hennebont Stud Farm
- Kerbihan botanical park (10 ha) features plant essences from 5 continents.
- The Basilica of Notre-Dame du Paradis stands out for its flamboyant gothic style. Built on the initiative of the 1513 Hennebont blacksmith François Michartpartir, the stained glass windows by Max Ingrand (1955-1965) capture some high points of Hennebont’s history.